Low Temperature Thermite (LTT) has been developed for use in EOD and demilitarisation activity. LTT is slow burning and is designed to ignite explosive compositions with a reduced risk of high order detonation.
LTT has been used successfully to ignite a wide range of civil and military explosives including Torpex, RDX/TNT types A and B, Hexolite, TNT and Isolate CDB. Its packaging provides for maximum heat transfer when placed in a fuse pocket or similar cavity where it will take up the cavity shape and be in contact with the walls.
LTT burns for approximately 4.5 minutes at a steady temperature and so causes the explosive to burn rather than detonate.
- Electrically initiated
- Reduced risk of detonation
- Simple to deploy
- Intrinsically safe to store, transport and use
- Reliable against a wide range of High Explosive fillings and propellants
As LTT’s are not classified as explosive items (Under NATO explosive regulations), transportation and security procedures are greatly simplified.