Determining Explosivity

Instruments to determine explosive properties & sensitivity to mechanical stimulation of energetic materials

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.