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- Use of industrial explosives increases. // Engineering & Mining Journal (00958948);Aug94, Vol. 195 Issue 8, p16
Provides statistics on United States' consumption of domestic and imported industrial explosives. Changes in sales of ammonium nitrate-based explosives, and high explosives; Percentage composition of explosive consumption in different mining and engineering industries.
- Saltpetre dump blamed for Russian explosion. Levitin, Carl // Nature;4/28/1994, Vol. 368 Issue 6474, p784
Reports on the cause of a mysterious series of major blasts on April 12, 1991 in the town of Savoso in Moscow, Russia. Ignition of stored ammonium nitrate or Norway saltpeter; Characteristics of the explosion; Speculations on the explosion trigger.
- Is Tannerite responsible for the loud "boom" Friday night? Callaway, Wendi // Grand Saline Sun (TX);3/21/2013, Vol. 116 Issue 12, p1
The article offers the author's insights on the Tannerite, a legal explosive with ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder, which was reportedly responsible on the explosion that shook several houses in Grand Saline, Texas.
- Fertilizers scrutinized. // Chemical Week;6/14/1995, Vol. 156 Issue 23, p46
Reports on the US Senate's support to a legislation calling for the use of taggant identifiers in certain explosive compounds. Bill's call for a study of whether products such as ammonium nitrate can be rendered harmless; Fertilizer Institute's support for the measure which is a part of an...
- A lesson in the finer points of the chemical industry. // Process Engineering;Nov2001, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p11
Comments on the image problem of the chemical industry. Public perception of the industry; Explosion of an ammonium nitrate plant in Toulouse, France in September 2001.
- Bad Seeds. WHITE, DAVID // Industrial Fire World;Summer2014, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p10
The article focuses on the investigation of a massive explosion at the storage retail distribution facility West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. It mentions that an approximated 40 to 60 tons of ammonium nitrate (AN) is stacked in wooden bins on site during the disaster, not...
- Cylinder Test Wall Velocity Profiles and Product Energy for an Ammonium Nitrate and Aluminum Explosive. Anderson, E. K.; Short, M.; Jackson, S. I. // AIP Conference Proceedings;1/10/2017, Vol. 1793, p1
Ammonium nitrate mixed with aluminum powder forms a non-ideal explosive often referred to as ammonal. Non-ideal detonation can result in significant energy release behind the detonation sonic surface that does not contribute to the detonation velocity, but may a ect the expansion energy of the...
- Ammonium nitrate behaviour in a fire. van den Hengel, E. I. V.; Kersten, R. J. A.; Jacobs, F. A. M. H.; Oostdam, R.; Versloot, N. H. A. // Loss Prevention Bulletin;Aug2008, Issue 202, p19
The article presents a study on the behavior of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) in fire. It states that AN is primarily used as fertilizer but can also be used as a blasting agent when mixed with fuel. The oxiding properties of AN facilitates the initiation of fire and it intensifies the fires in...
- Security vital to deter thefts of ammonium nitrate. Holman, Mark // Crops;2/11/2012, p18
The article offers information on the importance of security that helps in preventing thefts related to ammonium nitrate in Great Britain. It mentions that ammonium nitrate which is the main ingredient of home-made explosives, is a best source of nitrogen for soil. It mentions that record...