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From: (Gerald L. Hurst)
Newsgroups: alt.engr.explosives
Subject: Re: Shock Tube
Date: 22 Nov 1995 09:35:43 GMT
Organization: Consulting Chemist

In article <48rfq4$>, (Lawrence
Weinman) says:

>>>Anyone know what compound is used in Shock Tubing?  
>>Cellophane works pretty well, but you can use other films or 
>>even metal foil.
>I suspect that what he was interested in knowing was what is in Nonyl. I 
>seem to recall that the inner surface is dusted with rdx/al
>I also seem to recall a data sheet from Dynamit Nobel (late '60s) that 
>specified that the filling was KClO4/Al.

RDX and PETN, fine.  I developed aluminum systems in the
70s, which may account for the reports of Al in the cord. Or 
perhaps they've started adding it for good luck:)

I knew what the poster meant, but I also figured he'd get his 
answer, anyway, and we could use a good "shock tube," thread.


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