Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Specific Chemicals and Compounds
ANFO. In 1995 Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier bombed the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building. They used a variant of ANFO. Instead of mixing ammonium nitrate with diesel, they mixed it with nitromethane to form a much stronger mixture.
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|In safety, we grade explosives according to their sensitivity with a number and a corresponding letter. Does a class 1.4 D explosive have, a high sensitivity, moderate sensitivity, low sensitivity or insensitivity to shock, friction and heat?||The **EXPLOSIVE** Quiz
Low sensitivity. Safety classes range from 1.1 A to 1.6 S 1.1 . The numbers give the information on the sensitivity of the explosive, while the letters give you information on the type of explosive.
|There are two ways for an explosive to release its energy. The first way is detonation whereby the explosive force travels faster than 1000m/s. The second way is when an explosive releases its energy slower than 1000m/s. This is called ______?||The **EXPLOSIVE** Quiz
Deflagration. Black powder, gunpowder, squibs, flash powder and most propellants, all under go a process of deflagration. In simpler terms, detonation is supersonic (faster than the speed of sound) and deflagration is subsonic (slower than the speed of sound).
A substance used to increase the instability of the explosive. Sensitisers create a more sensitive explosive. When we say an explosive is sensitive, it means the explosive is easily detonated by either shock, friction or heat.
The speed which the explosive reaches its maximum pressure. Brisance is also known as the shattering effect.
Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil. Ammonium nitrate is the most widely used oxidizer for commercial explosives in the world and ANFO is the most widely used commercial explosive in the world.