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Normally, emulsion explosives will not detonate during burning, but there is no guarantee of this, particularly if the material is contaminated with foreign materials such as rust, detonators, dynamites or aluminum powders. When pumping emulsions, care must be taken so that the pump does not run dry or against a closed system (dead-head). In either case, friction can raise the temperature of the emulsion in the pump beyond the decomposition point of ammonium nitrate or other ingredients. If this happens, a detonation can occur. Remember, it can be just as hazardous to pump un-sensitized emulsion oxidizers as it is to pump sensitized ones. Although tests have demonstrated that emulsions offer a great degree of safety, they will detonate if subjected to severe conditions. They are explosives, and regardless of their degree of safety, should never be abused.


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