MELT POUR CHARGES
AES has two purpose built production buildings dedicated to the Melt Pour of high explosive devices for the aerospace, defense, mining and vehicle testing industries. Included in the facility is an automated production line for high volume filling and cooling of Cast Boosters used in commercial mining. AES can process a variety of explosive compositions in our Melt Pour facilities including:
- Composition B
- Composition H-6
- TNT in both pure and mixed formulations including Octol, Pentolite & Tritonal
Because the explosive is processed in a melted form, this process is ideal for devices with complex geometries such as warheads and grenades. Compositions can be poured into metal, fiberboard or polymer housings. If you have a specialized device, our experienced team will work with you to develop a solution that meets all your requirements.
AES manufactures cast boosters for the mining industry in a variety of sizes from 3.2oz (90g) up to 80oz (2,270g). The boosters utilize AES’ patented Top-Hat and Through-Hole Sensitizing system for reliable initiation using a No. 8 strength detonator (cap) and electronic detonators of similar energy output. Boosters up to 5 lb are available with one cap well and the 2lb and 5lb boosters are also available with two cap wells (twin-plex or duplex boosters). AES boosters are manufactured with commonly utilized Melt Pour explosives.
In addition to the standard mining boosters, AES manufactures specialty seismic and avalanche charges. If you are looking for a specific size or geometry booster, we will be happy to work with you to develop a booster that meets your specific needs.
BOOSTERS FOR DEFENSE APPLICATIONS
AES utilizes our proven expertise in Melt Pour to produce Destruct Charges used in space launch vehicles, fill warheads/munitions and fill demolition charges such as the M2A4 and M3A1.
SPECIALTY CAST CYLINDERS
AES produces cast Composition B, Pentolite and TNT cylinders used to simulate the effects of IED blasts on armored vehicles. Cast cylinders can be poured in custom diameters, lengths, weights and with or without det-wells. Custom spherical or hemispherical charges are available as well.