Focus Article - Explosive Characterization Testing

There are many reasons to test energetic materials in your workplace. Frequently, testing is focused on desired outcomes and how well the material fulfills expectations. Certainly, performance, reliability and quality control testing must be an integral part of any product development and on-going product manufacture. For products that are energetic, these tests are often very rigorous to ensure a high degree of confidence in the product’s performance and reliability. For example, small variations in composition, particle size distribution, density, or shape can lead to large differences in energetic output, targeted performance or safety of use or handling.