Black Powder is a low explosive powder made from a combination of Sulphur (10%), charcoal (15%) and potassium nitrate (75%).
Black Powder deflagrates rather than explodes (i.e. has a velocity of Detonation <1000m/s) when confined and as such is suited for use in ‘gentle’ blasting applications such as dimension stone production, primarily to limit the formation of excessive cracks in the deposit being worked.
For specialist blasting applications EPC-UK stocks as standard Wano NPMG medium grained black powder (particle size approx. 0.8mm – 4mm), other grades are available on request.
|Product and Company Identification|
|Product Identifier||Black Powder
Blasting powder, fireworks powder, golden glitter powder, musket powder, fuse powder, black powder according to TL 1376-05xx, black powder according to MIL-P-223-C, black powder according to INT. DEF. STAN. 13-167/1, black powder according to BOFORS standard W9-33.
|Use of the Product||Blasting, Pyrotechnics, Propellant.|
|Manufacturer / Supplier||EPC-UK EXPLOSIVES|
|Address||ROUGH CLOSE WORKS
DERBYSHIRE, DE55 2BE
|Telephone Number||01773 832253|
|Emergency Telephone Number||01773 832253|
|Product Type||Black Powder|
|Product Name||Wano NPMG Black Powder|
|Weight Strength (% ANFO)||N/A|
|Bulk Strength (% ANFO)||N/A|
|Gas Volume (l/kg)||280|
|Detonator Sensitive||Yes (0.6g PETN or Equivalent)|
|Temperature Range (use) oC||-20/+50|
|Shelf Life||10 yrs (if stored unopened)|
|UN Description||Black Powder (Gun Powder)|
|UN Class/Compatibility Group||1.1D|
|*may depend on loading method|
|Product Packaging||Plastic Bag/Fibreboard Box|
|Box Weight (kg)||25|