Nxburst™ Safety Cartridges are used around the world as an effective, safe and eco-sensitive alternative for breaking stone and concrete in a wide variety of quarrying, construction, demolition and mining environments.
The Nxburst™ Safety Cartridge is classified as Explosive Hazmat class 1.4s / UN0432, UN0323 – 1.4S and UN0276 – 1.4C. These classifications mean that in 99 per cent of cases, the cartridges do not fall under the same legal restrictions as explosives, making them far safer to handle, transport, and store.
- 1.4s / UN0432 non-detonating (UN0323 – 1.4S and UN0276 – 1.4C)
- Easy to store
- Easy to transport
- Easy to use
- Faster, cleaner and more efficient
- Fewer vibrations
- Less dust
- No schockwaves
- Suitable for hard-to-reach places
- Suitable for use underwater
- Suitable for confined spaces
Nxburst™ Product Sizes
The Nxburst™ Safety Cartridges are available in diameters of 13, 28, 34 and 60 mm, with weight charges varying from 2 to 500 grams.
1. Nxburst™ 13mm RockPopper Cartridge Range
Nxburst™ RockPoppers are used for breaking small boulders up to 1 cubic metre in size (used widely in breaking crusher oversize), scale removal in tanks and silos, secondary breakage and oversize boulders, and small demolition jobs.
- Nxburst™13mm cartridges are available in 0513 and 1013 ( 5 & 10 gram cartridges respectively)
The Nxburst™ 13mm RockPopper cartridge requires a 16 mm (5/8 ”) diameter hole which can be drilled with a handheld electric hammer drill.
2. Nxburst™ 28mm RockPopper Cartridge Range
Nxburst™ 28 mm cartridges are used for boulder breaking, armour stone splitting, medium sized concrete demolition, secondary breakage and oversize boulders, dimension stone quarrying, swimming pool excavations, and other sensitive in-situ breaking. The Nxburst™ 28 mm cartridge was designed specifically for underground applications that are drilled horizontally. Nxburst™ 28 mm cartridges are available in 20 gm to 120 gm charge-weights in increments of 20 gm.
The Nxburst™ 28 mm cartridge requires a 34 mm ( 1” 11/32) diameter hole which can be drilled with a handheld pneumatic drill using a 160 cfm compressor.
3. Nxburst™ 34mm Safety Cartridge Range
Nxburst™ 34 mm cartridges are used for concrete demolition, secondary breakage and oversize boulders, shaft sinking, tunnel and shaft enlargement, trenching and other sensitive in-situ excavations. Nxburst™ 34 mm cartridges are available in 20 gm to 180 gm charge-weights in increments of 20 gm.
The Nxburst™ 34 mm cartridge requires a 38 to 42 mm diameter hole which can be drilled with a handheld pneumatic drill using a 185 cfm compressor depending upon the number of rock drills to be used simultaneously, or by a small hydraulic drill rig.
4. Nxburst™ 42mm Safety Cartridge Range
The Nxburst™ 42mm product line has been introduced, and offers cartridge sizes of 6042, 8042, 12042, 18042 and 24042 ( 60, 80, 120, 180 and 240 gram cartridges respectively).
The Nxburst™ 42 mm cartridge requires a 45 to 50 mm ( 2”) diameter hole which can be drilled with a handheld pneumatic drill using a 185 cfm compressor depending upon the number of rock drills to be used simultaneously, or by a small hydraulic drill rig.
5. Nxburst™ 60mm Safety Cartridge Range
Nxburst™ 60 mm cartridges can be used for large scale rock and concrete excavations, secondary breakage and oversize boulders, hard-rock trenching, foundation excavation and other sensitive civil rock breaking applications. Nxburst™ 60 mm cartridges are available in 200 gm to 500 gm charge-weights.
The Nxburst™ 60 mm cartridge requires a 64 to 76 mm ( 2”) diameter hole which can be drilled with a small hydraulic or pneumatic drill rig.
Nxburst™ cartridges are manufactured by Nxco Mining Technologies.