PENTOLITE AMPLIFIERS or “BOOSTERS” are initiation explosive devices designed for initiating less sensitive explosives which do not accept initial impulse from mining caps DK – 8 or detonating cord.
Trotil and penetrate mixture is used for their production. For favorable TNT and PENETRITE ratio and also for their features, molten pentolite boosters are characterized by high water resistance where their mining and technical characteristics are completely maintained and preserved. They are also characterized by high detonation pressure and high detonation speed.
The construction of PP – 500 and PP – 300 boosters is adapted to the process of initiation with detonating cord which is wriggled through both spouts and tied by a quadruple node, and the booster is connected to the cartridge of the water resistant explosive by adhesive tape