Innovex 100

Innovex 100

South Africa


Updated: 27 August, 2023


Bulk Emulsion



Construction, Mining, Quarrying


Product Description

Innovex 100 is a bulk pumped booster-sensitive gassed emulsion. Innovex 100 is a dual salt emulsion formulated with reprocessed oil and alternative fuels.

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Innovex 100 is designed for blasting applications in open pit mines, quarries, and construction with wet or dry holes. It is not for use in the presence of unprotected sulphide reactive ground or in elevated ground temperatures.

Primary Benefits

Innovex 100 may be loaded at varying densities to achieve energies that optimize fragmentation distribution and influence mine to mill productivity. The Innovex 100 dual salt formulation is a product demonstrated to generate very low levels of post blast NOx fume. The use of reprocessed oil in the fuel phase can contribute towards sustainability goals.

Technical Properties
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
PropertyUnitBase EmulsionGas Sensitized EmulsionGas Sensitized EmulsionGas Sensitized EmulsionGas Sensitized Emulsion
Cup Densityg/cm³1.46 to 1.50
Average In-Hole Densityg/cm³
Velocity of Detonationm/sec 4905509552855470
Relative Weight StrengthRWS 75788487
Relative Bulk StrengthRBS 103112126137
Bulk Energycal/g 695693
Volumetric Energycal/cm³ 827867
Minimum Hole Diametermm 64646464
Water Resistance ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent

Velocity of Detonation, Relative Weight and Bulk Strengths calculated using the IPX code at a density of 1.20 g/cm³ and a cut-off pressure of 100 MPa relative to ANFO at a density of 0.80 g/cm³.

Actual in field velocity of detonation will vary and is dependent on hole diameter and confinement.

Bulk and Volumetric Energies measurements made by underwater bubble energy tests at UTEC labs.

Guidelines for Use

Priming and Initiation
Column 1Column 2
Hole DiameterMinimum Cast Booster Mass
64 mm to 127 mm150 g
Greater than 127 mm400 g

Innovex 100 is compatible with most non-electric and electronic detonator systems.

Use of detonating cord with Innovex 100 may influence blast outcomes.

Blasthole Charge Length, Hole Diameter and Density Relationships

Maximum hole depth depends on product selection, hole diameter, product densities, critical void space and the presence of water. Please contact a BME Technical Representative for additional guidance and site specific calculations using BME’s DensDepth program.

Ground Temperature

This product may be used in ground temperatures from 0° to a maximum of 70°C. If the application requires use outside this temperature range please contact a BME Technical Representative for additional guidance.

Reactive Ground

This product is not formulated for use in reactive ground. Reactive ground is typically characterised by the presence of sulphide mineralization. If the application requires use in known reactive ground, or in untested sulphide bearing ground, please contact a BME Technical Representative for additional guidance.

Sleep Time

The recommended maximum sleep time is 21 days. Sleep time is dependent on factors such as hole diameter, density, ground water conditions and initiation system. If the application requires longer in-hole sleep time, please consult with a BME Technical Representative for guidance.

Handling and Storage

The storage life for Innovex 100 base emulsion is typically up to 6 months under good storage conditions. Please consult with a BME Technical Representative for site specific storage life guidance.

UN Classification for Transportation and Storage

Product Classification of System Components
Authorised Name: INNOVEX 100 – Base Emulsion
Classification: 5.1
UN Number: 3375

Authorised Name: INNOVEX Sensitizing Agent
Classification: 5.1
UN Number: 3219

Product Classification of Finished Sensitized Explosive Product
Authorised Name: INNOVEX 100
Correct Shipping Name: EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING
Classification: 1.1D
UN Number: 0241

Safe Use

  • Never fight explosive fires
  • Refer to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for first aid information.
  • All explosives must be transported and stored in accordance to relevant regulations.
  • All explosives are classified as dangerous goods and may cause damage to property, personal harm, or death, if not used correctly.
  • Always keep products away from sources of heat, sparks, flame or hot surfaces and avoid mixing with combustibles or incompatible materials.

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