Chemical energy system for a borehole seismic source. [Final report]

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We describe a detonation system that will be useful in the seismological examination of geological structures. The explosive component of this system is produced by the mixing of two liquids; these liquids are classified as non-explosive materials by the Department of Transportation. This detonation system could be employed in a borehole tool in which many explosions are made to occur at various points in the borehole. The explosive for each explosion would be mixed within the tool immediately prior to its being fired. Such an arrangement ensures that no humans are ever in proximity to explosives. Initiation of the explosive ... continued below

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Engelke, R. & Hedges, R.O. March 1, 1996.

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We describe a detonation system that will be useful in the seismological examination of geological structures. The explosive component of this system is produced by the mixing of two liquids; these liquids are classified as non-explosive materials by the Department of Transportation. This detonation system could be employed in a borehole tool in which many explosions are made to occur at various points in the borehole. The explosive for each explosion would be mixed within the tool immediately prior to its being fired. Such an arrangement ensures that no humans are ever in proximity to explosives. Initiation of the explosive mixture is achieved with an electrical slapper detonator whose specific parameters are described; this electrical initiation system does not contain any explosive. The complete electrical/mechanical/explosive system is shown to be able to perform correctly at temperatures {le}120{degrees}C and at depths in a water-filled borehole of {le} 4600 ft (i.e., at pressures of {le}2000 psig).

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OSTI as DE96006855

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  • Other: DE96006855
  • Report No.: LA-SUB--95-195
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/207554 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 207554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669939

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Engelke, R. & Hedges, R.O. Chemical energy system for a borehole seismic source. [Final report], report, March 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669939/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.