AMMONIUM NITRATE prills are industrial grade and specifically designed to be used as a solid oxidizer ingredient for explosive compositions such as ANFO, WR ANFO, Heavy ANFO emulsion and watergels. They are small-sized, low-moisture content, non-setting, porous spheres (prills) which are a lower density than agricultural grade ammonium nitrate used for fertilizer.
Synonyms: Nitric acid ammonium salt; Nitram; Nitropril; CPAN; Chemically Pure Ammonium Nitrate; Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate; SSAN.
Ammonium nitrate Recommended Use: General chemical; explosives manufacture.
Ammonium Nitrate is a most widely used component because it is an excellent oxid-zer. It generates 60% oxygen by weight therefore it is used as an oxygen supplier. Due to this property and its low price it is most commonly used in making explosives base. Ammonium Nitrate is also used in many non-ANFO explosives.
Ammonium Nitrate is highly soluble in water. 1n 100ml water its solubility a 0,20,40,20,80 and 100de is 118,150,297,410,576 and 1024g respectively.
Initiator in industrial explosives: Ammonium Nitrate is a weak emulsion explosive base. Its explosion temperature is 1130℃.
It forms the explosive base in ANFO- (Ammoinium Nitrate Fuel Oil)
Properties & Specifications of Explosive Grade AN Prills.
- Non Caking consistency
- Low moisture content
- Free- flow sizing
- Oil absorbency
- Low particle density
- Good friability &
- Low clay content
- For good blasting our prills size distribution is between 6-20 mesh
- Prills are porous which enables it to readily absorb and hold correct amount of fuel oil (about 5.7%). Such high porosity of explsosive grade Ammonium Nitrate prills is needed because they can absorb the fuel oil when mixed and form uniform ANFO.
- Oil is then distributed throughout the prill particle improving detonability of the ANFO mixture.
• Low density AMMONIUM NITRATE is used extensively in the mining industry and is intentionally made very porous to allow for the rapid uptake of liquid fuel oil. The prill is coated with a paraffin which makes the AMMONIUM NITRATE difficult to dissolve and use for other applications.
Molecular Formula: H4N2O3
Cas Number: 6484-52-2
Appearance: White crystals, odorless, hygroscopic, deliquescent.
Form: White hygroscopic crystals,Transparent, hygroscopic, deliquescent crystals or white granules/prills
Boiling point: 210℃
Melting/freezing point: 169℃
Specific gravity: 1.725
Flash point: 210°C
1- TRANSPORT INFORMATION
- Transport-UN 1942
- Hazard Class No. : 5.1
- Packing Group: III
- HS Code: 31023090
2- STORAGE & HANDLING
Ammonium nitrate should be stored in conformance with the applicable regulatory requirements (these may involve applying quantity/distance considerations) and industry good practice guides. Ideally it should be stored in its own building/location but practical constraints may dictate that this is not possible. In such situations sodium and calcium nitrates may be stored in the same building but in separated areas - no other materials should be stored with ammonium nitrate. Odd cans of lubricants, antifreeze and other chemicals etc must not be stored with ammonium nitrate. (There are also increasing security issues regarding the STORAGE & HANDLING of ammonium nitrate that may need to be considered.)
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
25kg PE/PP bags
1000kg PE/PP bags
4. Environmental impact
Ammonium nitrate is quite soluble in water (250 g/100 ml at 20 deg C). Thus, if precipitation occurs prior to clean up, or if water is used to disperse the spilled chemical, the solution of ammonium nitrate produced can infiltrate the soil and migrate downward.
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