Bulk Emulsions – Blendex 70, 80 & 100
Bulk emulsions are an emulsified Ammonium Nitrate solution incorporating a fuel phase. Classified as an oxidizing agent for transportation purposes the composition does not become explosive until mixed with gassing agents and sensitized at the point of delivery to the borehole.
EPC-UK supplies the Blendex range, a pumpable high energy chemically sensitised bulk emulsion explosive manufactured in the UK. The Blendex range is specifically designed for large scale quarrying, mining and civil engineering blasting works. The waterproof product is mixed on site by bespoke Multiblend trucks and suitable for use in both wet and dry holes. Blendex is available in a range of compositions incorporating various quantities of undissolved ammonium nitrate dependent on specific energy and heave requirements of the customer.
|Product and Company Identification|
|Product Identifier||Blendex 70, Blendex 80, Blendex 100|
(Note: The number after Blendex indicates the approximate percentage of emulsion matrix in the product).
|Use of the Product||Blendex explosives are mixed on-site and intended for immediate use as a general explosive column charge. |
The products are suitable for use in diameters greater than or equal to 85 mm, depending on primer/use conditions.
Other products are available for use in small diameters.
The explosives listed here are all pumpable products.
|Manufacturer / Supplier||EPC-UK EXPLOSIVES|
|Address||ROUGH CLOSE WORKS|
DERBYSHIRE, DE55 2BE
|Telephone Number||01773 832253|
|Emergency Telephone Number||01773 832253|
|Product Type||Bulk Emulsion||Bulk Emulsion||Bulk Emulsion|
|Product Name||Blendex 70||Blendex 80||Blendex 100|
|Weight Strength (% ANFO)||81||79||70|
|Bulk Strength (% ANFO)||112 - 134||109 - 130||96 - 111|
|Density (g/ml)||1.15 - 1.32||1.14 - 1.31||1.10 - 1.27|
|Gas Volume (l/kg)||1010||1010||1035|
|Temperature Range (use) °C||-10/+50|
|Shelf Life||Should not be stored, bulk loaded at point of use|
|UN Description||Explosive, Blasting, Type E|
|UN Class/Compatibility Group||1.1D|