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With its low sensitivity and excellent performance in breaking and displacing rock, it is ideal for quarries and civil works. ANFO is a tertiary explosivemeaning that it cannot be set off by the small quantity of primary explosive in a typical blasting cap.

Blasting-grade AN prills are typically between 0.

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Mines typically prepare ANFO on-site using the same diesel fuel that powers their vehicles. October Learn afno and when to remove this template message. Therefore, since their delivery to the buyers, the manufacturer is not liable for its safety or for the achievement of the desired results, be they explicit or implicit.

In Stephen King ‘s novel Desperationnovelist Johnny Marinville prevents the rest of the group from going forward, and proceeds to explodivo up the Pit and the ini inside with the ANFO, sacrificing himself.

Is a blasting agent of great versatility, specially designed to deploy a high level of anfl and a large volume of gas, thus achieving excellent rock fragmentation. Wisconsin Conservation Department, Madison, Wisconsin Can be used as a column charge in open-pits, underground, in quarries and for general blasting work. Views Read Edit View history. A Brief History of the Car Bomb. Unmixed ammonium nitrate can decompose explosively and has been responsible for several industrial disasters, including the Oppau explosion in Germany, the Ahfo City disaster in Texas City, Texasthe Ryongchon disaster in North Koreaand the West Fertilizer Company explosion in West, Texas.


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A total of people were killed, and 38 others injured when, within a short time, several ANFO bombs exploded near four apartment buildings. The most notable properties of emulsions are water resistance and higher bulk density. It is also found in instant cold packs.

Finely powdered aluminium in the exolosivo will sensitise it to detonate more readily. ANFO is classified as a blasting agent, meaning that it decomposes through detonation rather than deflagration at a velocity higher than the speed of sound in the material but cannot be detonated with a No.


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Its name is commonly pronounced as “an-fo”. They must be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area, handled and transported in accordance with the current legislation. In most jurisdictions, ammonium nitrate need not be classified as an explosive for transport purposes; it is merely an oxidizer.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AN is highly hygroscopicreadily absorbing water from air. This section does not cite any sources. Recommended for use in dry holes that will remain dry until detonation.

Pothole Blasting for Wildlife. Improvised bombs made with agricultural-grade AN are less sensitive and less efficient than the explosive-grade variety.

Retrieved 3 March It is not suitable for reactive environments. In many countries, its purchase and use are restricted to buyers who have obtained the proper license. They differ from ANFO in the physical form the reactants take. Explosivk larger quantity of secondary explosive, known as a primer or a boostermust be used. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.