HFM stock, and can advise upon, a range of pyrotechnics designed for de-mining operations and similar demilitarisation, or neutralisation of HE (high explosives) and munitions.
The high temperature destructors we have available include:
Low Temperature Thermit (LTT). LTT is slow burning and is designed to ignite explosive compositions without the risk of detonation.
It has been used successfully to ignite a wide range of explosives and has been used by the UK Ministry of Defence since 1993. Download pdf
Thermal Inducted Destrucor (TD-A) In use, burning TD_A greatly reduces the risk of deflagration and detonation of the target munition, therefore minimising the impact of fragmentation, blast over-pressure and acoustic pollution.
Open detonation has become increasingly difficult due to environmental pressures and constraints and TD-A offers a useful alternative to the standard HE countermine charge. Download pdf
Thermal Shock Induced Deflagrator (TSID). TSID units are designed to neutralise HE filled munitions rapidly and without detonation.
TSIDs come in sizes to fit common ammunition profiles but can be further user-customised where required. Download pdf
Thermit Initiated Starter (TIS). A self-contained deflagration system which can be used to neutralise landmines and other unexploded ordnance.
It is an uncomplicated, safe and cost-effective system which is not classified as explosives and is therefore easy to transport, handle and store. Download pdf
Four pdf leaflets are available to download: