Be the first. Tannerite is composed of a two-stage explosive to make these targets. This explosive is unique on the market because it is super stable, only exploding from a high-powered rifle that shoots at a velocity of over 2, fps.
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Hammer blows; drops from any height, even being shot by a lower-powered rifle, Tannerite will not ignite. Another safety feature of Tannerite is that the two components are stored separately, both being stable and will not explode until they are mixed together. This target is extremely useful for shooting over long distances. The original Tannerite brand binary exploding target was specifically designed from conception to be non-incendiary. This means the product was created using materials of the highest quality and properly formulated to ensure that it will not cause a fire.
Please note, however, that there are many knock-off products that can start fires due to an improper formulation and low quality raw materials. Please obey these restrictions. Tannerite is meant to be stored in a dry, room temperature location and can last about 10 years! If this is the case and the damage is mild, Tannerite can be broken up, mixed and shot, working most of the time. If the damage is more severe, break up the nitrates, combine with undamaged nitrates note: targets should not be mixed in more than 2lb. After the product has been damaged, there's no guarantee it will be as loud or as spectacular as the product in its original form.
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However, most of the time there will be a successful detonation. Yes you can. It's best if the container is not brittle, but just about any container will work.
A good idea when shooting either small targets, or when shooting at long ranges, is to wrap the target in Duct-Tape. This prevents a spill or leak if the bullet strikes low, a fringe hit, or hits the lid on the target. To make larger targets, tape one on top of the other, by hitting one it will initiate them both. Common sense and local noise regulations dictate how much you can use without getting cited for disturbing the peace. Be honest, show them your Tannerite and explain what you are doing.
If they have further questions please feel free to give them the Tannerite phone number Tannerite is sold for a shot-indicator, if you are misusing the product or destroying public property we will not help you. If there are complaints about the noise, please be respectful and stop. Tannerite falls under the same laws as black powder and all other explosives that are exempt for sporting use. Remember though, just because it's a legal product if used as prescribed, does not mean that you can use it in any manner you wish.
Unlike firearms, you can legally shoot them however, there are places where it is forbidden. It is up to the end-user to obtain local authority permission before using our product unless it's on private property. Even then if you live close to others it's best to contact them and explain what you are doing. Deflagration is a term often used to describe combustible dust explosions. A deflagration is an "ordinary" fire such as a gas stove, burning wood or paper, and even the burning of gasoline vapour inside the cylinder of an automobile.
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In a deflagration, a burning substance releases heat, hot gases, and energetic particles or sparks that ignite and spread the fire. In a dust explosion, the deflagration processes happens so rapidly that the heated air and gaseous fire products such as carbon dioxide produce extreme air pressure that can blow out walls and destroy structures. When combustible dusts ignite, there are often two explosions known as primary and secondary explosions.
The primary dust explosion is the first explosion.
It occurs when there is a dust suspension in a confined space such as a container, room, or piece of equipment that is ignited and explodes. Figure 2 shows events in a primary dust explosion. Figure from U. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The primary explosion will shake other dust that has accumulated. When this dust becomes airborne, it also ignites. This secondary dust explosion is often more destructive than the primary one. The basic requirements for a dust explosion to occur is that combustible dusts are suspended in air and are ignited.
In practice, for a dust explosion to occur, a number of conditions must be met including:. There are many variables that must be considered - the particle size of the dust, the method of dispersion, ventilation system characteristics, air currents, ignition sources, confinement of the dust cloud, physical barriers, and so on. As a result, the often quoted "rule of thumb" about dust accumulation such as being able to write in the dust, or the dust being the thickness of a paperclip, dime or quarter, or the amount of visibility through a dust cloud is not always reliable.
Conduct a risk assessment and look specifically for dust explosion possibilities. Below are some questions that may help. Note: It is very important to research the materials and products used in your workplace. Install smooth ceilings and other surfaces instead of a rough finish to minimize dust accumulation and to make cleaning easier. Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions.
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Search all fact sheets: Search. Type a word, a phrase, or ask a question. Combustible dusts can be from: most solid organic materials such as sugar, flour, grain, wood, etc. Many materials can become combustible under specific situations. Examples include: agricultural products such as egg whites, powdered milk, cornstarch, sugar, flour, grain, potato, rice, etc.
Dust explosions have occurred in many different types of workplaces and industries, including: Grain elevators, Food production, Chemical manufacturing e. Any fire needs three elements. These elements are known as the "fire triangle": 1.
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Fuel to burn 2. Oxygen 3. Ignition source heat, spark, etc. Figure 1. Figure 2. In practice, for a dust explosion to occur, a number of conditions must be met including: The dust must be combustible and release enough heat when it burns to sustain the fire. The dust must be capable of being suspended in air. The dust must have a particle size capable of spreading the flame.
The concentration of the dust suspension must be within the explosible range. An ignition source must be in contact with the dust suspension. The atmosphere must contain sufficient oxygen to support and sustain combustion. There is a form of confinement or enclosure that allows pressure to build. Best practice is to keep the workplace as dust free as possible.
Processes Do you manufacture or use any materials and their by-products that can become a dust? Do you have processes such as abrasive blasting, cutting, grinding, sieving, polishing, cleaning, or other tasks that create dust? Are there documented cases reported in literature about the materials in your workplace being associated with a combustible dust explosion?