One of the critical components for R&D of energetic materials is the ability to test new explosive materials quickly and safely. To support our R&D work, a test chamber capable of testing up to 5 kg TNT was built and commissioned in 2008. ATREC has also established high speed diagnostic capabilities for testing explosives, small munitions, and homemade explosives.
The diagnostic equipment include the Flash X-ray system for shaped charge and fragmentation studies. A high-speed video camera is used to capture detonation events as well as to study the terminal effects. Pressure transducers can be easily connected inside the chamber to measure blast effects.
ATREC Explosive Test Chamber (AETC) for maximum 5kg TNT equivalent
Flash X-ray equipment
Testing of energetic materials
Safety check for toxic gases after blast test