Emulsion explosives and their density

Liquid emulsion explosives are commonly implemented downhole for underground blasting.

The density of emulsion explosives is a crucial parameter for ensuring a steady state and predictable detonation in-situ. However, elevated downhole pressures may increase density beyond optimal and potentially lead to a failed detonation.

Previous research suggests there is a gap with measuring the emulsion’s density in-situ due to its complex, four-phase makeup and the inaccessibility in-situ. Moreover, there are no lab-scale techniques reported that have been used for monitoring density for purposes of scale-up. Evidently, the opportunity for a solution to this problem lies with the development of an in-situ density-monitoring system to provide blasting experts with real-time density data to validate and better forecast emulsion detonations.

Theme
Transforming technologies

Booth
TT24

School
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Exhibitors
Thomas Godi
Michael Anthony Phillips

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