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Black Powder

VESUVIT® TN

The VESUVIT® TN black powder is a mixture of potassium nitrate, sulphur
and charcoal. This black powder is bulk granulated material of a gray-black
colour with a semiglossy surface (graphite).

VESUVIT® TN is used for careful disintegration of unbroken pieces of noble
rocks (block mining) or during blasting works in easily disintegrable rocks.

VESUVIT® TN does not resist water and may only be used in a safety fuse
under the  conditions specified in the  corresponding user manual. It is
charged into blast holes or joints. An electric detonator, safety fuse or
igniter with initiation ability such as standard ignition detonator No. 8 can
be used for initiation.

VESUVIT® THH

The VESUVIT® THH black powder is a mixture of potassium nitrate, sulphur
and charcoal. This black powder is bulk granulated material of a gray-black colour with semiglossy or matte surface. VESUVIT® THH is used for blasting works, as a primer mixer or rocket fuel.

VESUVIT® THH does not resist water and may only be used in a  dry
environment under the  conditions specified in the  corresponding user
manual. It is charged into blast holes or joints. An electric detonator, fire
cord or igniter with initiation ability such as standard ignition detonator
No. 8 can be used for initiation.

Classification:  UN0027, BLACK POWDER, granular or as a meal, 1.1 D, ADR

Classification:  UN0027, BLACK POWDER, granular or as a meal, 1.1 D, ADR

Packaging

Black powder is usually packaged into 2.5 kg or 25 kg PE packages. Another packaging can be negotiated.

Parameter Unit of measure VESUVIT® TN VESUVIT® THH
Explosion heat kJ/kg 3,057 3,057
Gas volume dm3/kg 280 280
Temperature of explosion °C 2,250 2,250
Temperature of explosion, min. °C 185 185
Sensitivity to impact by a hameer (10 kg), min. J 10 10
Moisture, max. % 1.0 1.0
Grain size mm 0.63 - 2.0 2.24 - 7.1
Granularity (rest on sieve 7.10mm) % - 10.0
Granularity (max. falling through 2.24mm) % - 10.0
Granularity (max. rest on sieve 2.00mm) % 5.0 -
Granularity (max. falling through 0.63mm) % 5.0 -
Density kg/m3 min. 1,700 min. 1,700
Shelf life month 36 12