Field Testing of ANFO

Field Testing for ANFO Explosives ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil) is a very simple, low cost explosive material used in the mining and construction industry. This explosive has a delicate mixture of ammonium nitrate to fuel oil, which allows it to detonate. Altering this concentration can cause large decreases in explosive performance which will […]

Field Testing for Emulsion Explosives

Common Problems with Emulsion Explosives Emulsion Explosives are powerful, heavy explosives that are widely used across the mining and construction ┬áblasting environments today. These products are easily pumpable and water resistant, however they can cause large problems with the actual blasting and the environmental affects of blasting. An emulsion is a mixture of oil and […]