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Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

TABLETests for Authorizing Explosives

  • 1 Tests for physical properties — including consistency, reaction rate, rate of moisture-absorption, tendency for separation, exudation, behaviour at both high and low temperatures, density and specific gravity

  • 2 Tests for chemical composition — including the determination of the percentage of each ingredient in the explosive

  • 3 Tests for stability — including the determination of the stability of the explosive by subjecting it to varying environmental conditions, such as high temperatures, that might produce spontaneous ignition of the explosive or a variation of its sensitivity

  • 4 Tests for ignition behaviour

  • 5 Tests to determine the potential for mass explosion in a fire

  • 6 Tests to determine whether ignition of an explosive article might ignite other explosive articles when stored or transported together

  • 7 Tests for mechanical sensitivity — including sensitivity to friction and impact

  • 8 Tests for sensitivity to electrostatic discharge

  • 9 Tests for sympathetic initiation and detonation

  • 10 Tests for velocity of detonation

  • 11 Tests for explosive strength

  • 12 Tests for or calculation of the composition of gases that evolve on explosion

  • 13 Performance tests

  • 14 Tests for minimum burning pressure

  • 15 Packaging tests

  • 16 Any other tests that are necessary for the purpose of authorizing an explosive

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