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determining explosivity

A range of instruments is available to determine the explosive properties and sensitivity to mechanical stimulation of highly energetic materials. This information is required for in-house process safety screening and for notification and transportation purposes.

BAM Fallhammer

To study the impact sensitivity of solids and liquids.

BAM Friction Tester

To examine the sensitivity of solids and pastes to sliding (frictional) contact.

Koenen Tube Apparatus

To study the sensitivity of solids and liquids to intense heating under partial confinement.

Time Pressure Test Apparatus

To study the effect of an ignition on substances under confinement and, in particular, whether ignition will lead to deflagration or detonation.