Havoc Industries specializes in the design and manufacture of explosive charge casings for a range of industrial and military end users. The Point Charge – Plastic 65 has been developed specifically for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) or de-mining operations using a two part liquid explosive fill. The charge has a long cylindrical section for setting beside the ordnance. The charge also incorporates a conical base to focus the explosive energy for shattering or penetrating a target, if required.
The penetration of this charge can be improved by fitting a conical metallic liner into the base.
While primarily designed for filling with liquid explosive, the top of the casing can be adapted and a fill such as plastic explosive used instead.
THE POINT CHARGE CASING
Designation: PC-P 65 (Point Charge – Plastic).
Net Explosive Quantity (N.E.Q.): 250 grams (8.8 ounce) (based on a liquid explosive fill – relative density 1.15).
Method of Initiation: Number 8 * Detonator or doubled 10 gram/metre Detonating Cord tail.
The PC-P 65 has been filled with liquid explosive and placed directly against a 20 mm (3/4 inch) thick mild steel plate. When initiated, the charge produced a 30 mm (1.1/4 inch) diameter hole through the plate. The charge contained no metal liner.
The PC-P 65 has been fitted with a metal liner, stood off from the target and filled with liquid explosive. When initiated, the charge produced a 10 to 13 mm (3/8 to 1/2 inch) diameter hole through a 63 mm (2.1/2 inch) thick mild steel plate.
Contact Havoc Industries’ principal; Arran Gordon BEng (Hons)
Member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers
Mobile: + 61 (0) 419 512 911