As a product under the category of EMULSION EXPLOSIVES, Powergel Magnum is a water resistant packaged explosive designed for priming applications in mining, construction and general blasting work (especially at surface blasting applications).
It’s an intimate mixture of oxidizers and carbonacous fuels made as water in oil type of emulsions. The performance of the Emulsions explosives makes them as superior products compared to available slurry based explosives. The high strength and VOD of Emulsion explosives make them as a good product which matches in the performance of Gelatin with no headaches attached.
The new formulation Powergel Magnum which has been used by EU Countries and USA since early 2000s, is the high power cap sensitive emulsion explosive. High Power provides maximum energy for superior heave and impact performance.
Powergel Magnum provides rock crushing with its superior impact and heave performance. Additionally, the fumes after blasting creates heave energy. Powergel Magnum can be used instead of dynamite especially at surface blastings.
HIGH SAFETY FEATURES
Besides its high performance capabilities Powergel Magnum has the highest safety features. It is very safe against initiation by friction and impact. Also, it has a very high water resistance.
Powergel Magnum should be initiated by No.8* detonators. Initiating by detonating cord (minimum 10 g PETN/m), cartridge and cord should have an intimate contact. It should not be initiated under -15 ºC.
Powergel Magnum has a storage life up to 12 months in approved magazines.
Technical Properties given, are the ideal values. The velocity of detonation depends on cartridge diameter and cartridge confinement (confined or unconfined). The detonation pressure and heat is a function of velocity of detonation.
STORAGE AND HANDLING PRODUCT
Class Code 1.1D, U.N. No. 0241
Shipping Name Explosive, Blasting Type E.
DIRECTIONS OF USAGE
Owing to better intimacy between fuel and oxidizer, the post detonation toxic fumes are much less than others.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES
Emulsion explosives offers high safety in handling, transportation and are highly water resistant.