Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise eBook

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SPECIFIC GRAVITIES OF EXPLOSIVES, &C.

Nitro-glycerine 1.6
Gun-cotton (dry) 1.06
    " (25 per cent. water) 1.32
Dynamite No. 1 1.62
Blasting gelatine 1.54
Gelatine dynamite 1.55
Ballistite 1.6
Forcite 1.51
Tonite 1.28
Roburite 1.40
Bellite 1.2-1.4
Carbo-dynamite 1.5
Turpin’s cast picric acid 1.6
Nitro-mannite 1.6
Nitro-starch 1.5
Emmensite 1.8
Mono-nitro-benzene 1.2
Meta-di-nitro-benzene 1.575 at 18 deg.  C.
Ortho-di-nitro-benzene 1.590 "
Para-di-nitro-benzene 1.625 "
British gunpowder, E.X.E. 1.80
   " " S.B.C. 1.85
Cannonite (powder) 1.60
Celluloid 1.35
Cellulose 1.45
Ammonium nitrate 1.707
Mercury fulminate 4.42

TABLE OF THE TEMPERATURE OF DETONATION.

Blasting gelatine 3220 deg. 
Nitro-glycerine 3170 deg. 
Dynamite 2940 deg. 
Gun-cotton 2650 deg. 
Tonite 2648 deg. 
Picric acid 2620 deg. 
Roburite 2100 deg. 
Ammonia nitrate 1130 deg.

RELATIVE SENSITIVENESS TO DETONATION (by Professor C.E.  Munroe, U.S.  Naval
Torpedo Station).

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___________________ | | Maximum | | Distance | | at which | | Detonation | | occurred. | | CM. | | | Gun-cotton | 10 | Nitro-glycerine 86.5 nitro-cotton | | 9.5, camphor 4 per cent.  Explosive gelatine | 20 | NH_{4}NO_{3} 5 parts, (camphorated) | | C_{6}H_{4}(N0_{3})_{2} 1 part.  Judson powder, R.R.P. | 25 | Emmensite (No. 259) | 30 | Rack-a-rock | 32 | KClO_{3} 79 parts, | | C_{6}H_{5}(NO)_{2} 21 parts.  Bellite | 50 | Forcite No. 1 | 61 | Kieselguhr dynamite No. 1 | 64 | 75 per cent. nitro-gycerine.  Atlas powder No. 1 | 74 | __________________________|____________|____________________
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CHAPTER IX.

DETERMINATION OF THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF EXPLOSIVES.

Effectiveness of an Explosive—­High and Low Explosives—­Theoretical Efficiency—­MM.  Roux and Sarrau’s Results—­Abel and Noble’s—­Nobel’s Ballistic Test—­The Mortar, Pressure, or Crusher Gauge—­Lead Cylinders—­ The Foot-Pounds Machine—­Noble’s Pressure Gauge—­Lieutenant Walke’s Results—­Calculation of Pressure Developed by Dynamite and Gun-Cotton—­ Macnab’s and Ristori’s Results of Heat Developed by the Explosion of Various Explosives—­Composition of some of the Explosives in Common Use for Blasting, &c.

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