blasting cap


blasting cap

▪ explosive device
also called  Detonator,  

      device that initiates the detonation of a charge of a high explosive by subjecting it to percussion by a shock wave. In strict usage, the term detonator refers to an easily ignited low explosive that produces the shock wave, and the term primer, or priming composition, denotes a substance that produces a sudden burst of flame to ignite the detonator. The primer may be set off by the brief application of heat (from a burning fuse or an electrically heated wire), by friction, or by mechanical shock (like the impact of the firing pin of a gun).

      Depending on the preferred method of initiating the explosion, the blasting cap may contain a primer alone or both a primer and a detonator.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blasting cap — A blasting cap is a small explosive device generally used to detonate a larger, more powerful explosive such as dynamite.Blasting caps come in a variety of types, some of which are: non electric caps, electric caps and fuse caps. They are used in …   Wikipedia

  • blasting cap — noun a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives • Hypernyms: ↑detonator, ↑detonating device, ↑cap • Part Meronyms: ↑mercury fulminate, ↑fulminate of mercury, ↑fulminating mercury * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • blasting cap — noun Date: 1888 a small explosive device that is combined with a fuse to detonate a larger explosive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cap (disambiguation) — A cap is a form of headgear.Cap may also refer to: * Bottle cap, a closure to seal bottles * Screw cap, a closure to seal bottles or jars * Cap (sport), a sporting cap awarded to players representing their country * Cape (geography), the French… …   Wikipedia

  • blasting —       process of reducing a solid body, such as rock, to fragments by using an explosive. Conventional blasting operations include (1) drilling holes, (2) placing a charge and detonator (blasting cap) in each hole, (3) detonating the charge, and… …   Universalium

  • cap — Synonyms and related words: Balmoral, Dutch cap, Panama, Panama hat, Salvation Army bonnet, Stetson, acme, apex, apogee, ascender, astrakhan, back, balaclava helmet, baseball cap, bastard type, beany, beard, bearskin, beaver, befog, belly, beret …   Moby Thesaurus

  • explosive — explosively, adv. explosiveness, n. /ik sploh siv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence. 3. likely to lead to… …   Universalium

  • Trash (comics) — Superteambox| imagesize= caption= team name=Trash publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Power Pack #31 (Aug 1987) creators=Louise Simonson John Bogdanove base=Chicago members= Airhead Blasting Cap Brute Crazy Legs Razor Cut Thor Kid Troop memberlist=… …   Wikipedia

  • mining — /muy ning/, n. 1. the act, process, or industry of extracting ores, coal, etc., from mines. 2. the laying of explosive mines. [1250 1300; ME: undermining (walls in an attack); see MINE2, ING1] * * * I Excavation of materials from the Earth s… …   Universalium

  • Air India Flight 182 — Boeing 747 237B Emperor Kanishka landing at London Heathrow Airport on 10 June 1985, a few days before the explosion Occurrence summary …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.