RDX

RDX   Prva iskra – namenska proizvodnja a.d. is producing all kinds of high explosives whose quality is in line with world standards in this area, GOST, MIL and STANAG, or according to customer’s special requests. RDX is extremely strong and, when dry, it is very sensitive to impact, friction and static electricity. RDX has […]

RDX

 

Prva iskra – namenska proizvodnja a.d. is producing all kinds of high explosives whose quality is in line with world standards in this area, GOST, MIL and STANAG, or according to customer’s special requests. RDX is extremely strong and, when dry, it is very sensitive to impact, friction and static electricity. RDX has high chemical durability and thermal resistance. Due to high volatility pure RDX is used for detonators, amplifiers and transporters and, as a composite with TNT and wax, for casting and pressing of warheads, artillery munitions and missile assets. RDX is phlegmatized by various phlegmatizer types to increase resistance to impact and friction.

 

Product description

 

  • Chemical name: Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine
  • Synonyms: Hexogen, RDX, Cyclonite, Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine
  • Chemical formula: C3H6N6O6
  • CAS number: 121-82-4
  • UN PSN: UN 0072 RDX, WETTED 1.1D

 

As a military explosive, RDX can be used alone as a base charge for detonators or mixed with another explosive such as TNT to form cyclotols, which produce a bursting charge for aerial bombs, mines, and torpedoes. Common military uses of RDX have been as an ingredient in plastic bonded explosives. Civilian applications of RDX include use in pyrotechnics (cap-relay, cutting cords, detonators).

 

Characteristics

 

Crystal Density, g/cm³: 1.816
Detonation Velocity, m/s: 8.750
Oxygen Balance, % (m/m): -21.6
Heat of Explosion, kJ/kg: 5.723
Impact Sensitivity, N/m: 7,5
Friction Sensitivity, N: 120

 

Tehnical specification

 

TYPE 1 TYPE 2
Color and appearance White crystal, without mechanical impurities
Melting point, °C, min 200 190
Insoluble in acetone, % (m/m), max 00.5 00.5
Content of Ash, % (m/m), max 00.3 00.3
Acidity as HNO3, %(m/m), max 00.5 00.5
Acidity as CH3COOH, % (m/m), max / 00.2
Content of HMX (β modification), %(m/m) 0,0 – 5,0 4,0 – 17,0
Granulation Large range

 

Compositions based on RDX

 

 

Product Ingredients Content, % (m/m)
FH-5 (A-IX-1; ГЕКФОЛ-5,5) RDX / Wax 94,5 / 5,5
FH-2,5 RDX / Wax 97,5 / 2,5
RDX/Wax/Graphite (HWC) RDX / Wax / Graphite 94,5 / 4,5 / 1,0
RDX/Wax/Graphite (HWC)
*for oil well perforating charges
RDX / Wax / Graphite 98,5 / 1,0 / 0,5
Composition B RDX / TNT / Wax 59,5 / 39,5 / 1,0
Composition A-3 | A-4 RDX / Wax 91 / 9 | 97 / 3
Composition A-5 RDX / Stearic Acid 98,5 / 1,5
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