Laboratory detonation chambers

Laboratory detonation chambers Laboratory detonation chambers

Laboratory detonation chambers allow one to safely carry out detonation experiments of up to 250 g TNT equivalent directly inside explosives laboratories without any excessive noise loading. hey can be used for scientific and forensic investigations, research, development, testing or quality control in the area of energetic materials, confined explosions and related applications such as the explosive forming of metals or the safe and environmentally friendly disposal of explosive wastes. The service life of the detonation chambers can reach 10,000s shots..



  • Multiple ports for the installation of pressure or temperature sensors for the characterization of confined explosions
  • Optical cables for investigation of the detonation processes by the VOD 815, the OPTIMEX 64 or the VeloreX PDV
  • Safe execution of brisance, cook-off, large-scale ESD and large-scale stability tests
  • Gas-tight valves enable the creation of different gas atmospheres in the chambers and for the sampling of the post-explosion gases
  • Several ventilation methods applicable (air compressor, air blower, fans or gas cylinders) according to the test laboratory infrastructure
  • Safety interlocks prevent the premature electric firing of the explosive charges


  • LDC 25 is the smallest laboratory detonation chamber; it is a stainless steel vessel closed by a screw-mounted lid (the explosive charge hangs in the chamber lid) with a maximum capacity of 25 g TNT eq. Testing is allowed in the initial gas pressure up to 30 bar.
  • LDC 100 is a larger stainless steel vessel of the same design as LDC 25, with a maximum capacity of 100 g TNT eq. Due to its weight (approx. 300 kg), the vessel can be embedded in a special working stand with an electric crane manipulator, rotating fixture for easier cleaning and tool shelves for accessories.
  • KV 250M4 is a heavy-duty steel detonation chamber with a maximum capacity of 250 g TNT eq., equipped with an easily accessible working table for positioning the explosive charge, a manually operated bayonet lock for the quick closing and opening of the lid, input and output valves, numerous ports for optical or electrical measuring cables, as well as two optical windows for the installation of other sensors or high-speed cameras.
  • NEW KV 250M5 has the same design and parameters as KV 250M4 but with four optical windows instead of two.


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