Avalauncher : The Avalauncher ensures the safety of your ski resort and can be safely operated in any weather conditions, even in the absence of visibility. The Avalauncher is a pneumatic launcher equipped with a 4 or 6m tube designed to shoot the "Fleche a neige", an explosive arrow, into the snow to set off avalanches as a preventative measure. When mounted on a rotating turret, the explosive arrows can be launched to various points from the same position, even in weather which prevents visibility. The amount of pressure at the time of firing determines distance. A maximum of 2 km can be attained. Gas propulsion is supplied by a pressurized nitrogen tank. An electronic command unit controls firing.
Explosive Arrow : The explosive arrow is the projectile launched by the Avalauncher to set off avalanches as a preventative measure. The M.92 arrow is comprised of three parts: a tube, a nose and a tail comprising a priming system and thrust plate. The 40 mm diameter tube contains 2 liters of Secubex explosive compound. The thrust plate ensures propulsion and water tightness of the tube at firing. Two needles lock the striker's pin assembly, which they release once the arrow has travelled the required distance. The striker is secured in position by a magnet during flight. The striker is projected on the primer on impact in the snow. The detonator is initiated by the primer and then ignites the explosive. The blast occurs above the snow.
Manual Charge : The Secubex manual charge is principally used for manually delivering explosives to set off preventative avalanches. The Secubex manual charge comprises a Secubex binary explosive and an igniting fuse equipped with a 2 gr detonator and a 30m Nonel detonating cord. The two compositions which constitute Secubex, S1 and S2 are class 3 and class 8 chemical products. They are non hazardous in transport, storage or when handled.
Secubex : Secubex is a binary explosive liquid that becomes non active within 48 hours. The two compositions which constitute Secubex - Secubex S1 (class 3) and Secubex S2 (class 8) - are non explosive chemical products that comply with the REACH regulations relevant to the protection of public health and environment. They are non-hazardous when transported, stored or handled.
Nonel Dynostart : Dynostart is a battery powered electronic blasting machine for initiation of a NONEL Tube. It requires the use of both hands when initiating the blast. This is to avoid unintentional firing of a blast. It is strongly recommended for the use of SECUBEX manual charges.