Expressed agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions are required to purchase explosive materials or items, hereinafter Product(s). The acceptance of an estimate or quote, or issuance of a purchase order (P.O.) constitutes express agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Tripwire Operations Group, LLC (hereinafter Tripwire) ensures our Product(s) undergo thorough, instrumented testing; the end user(s) dare to exercise extreme caution and follow all standard safety procedures when conducting operations. Due to the ever-changing nature of our specialty, Product(s)s may undergo changes and/or improvements without prior notice. The parties acknowledge and agree that the Product(s) may be hazardous. Tripwire agrees to inform Customer of hazards and precautionary procedures with respect to the handling and transportation of the Product(s) in the form in which the Product(s) is transferred. Customer shall familiarize and keep itself informed of hazards and precautionary procedures with respect to the storage, handling, transportation, use and/or disposal of the Product(s) or Product(s)s made in whole or in part from the Product(s) or the containers in which such Product(s) is shipped. Customer will give adequate instruction for use and warning of hazards and precautionary procedures to all persons that the Customer can reasonably foresee may be exposed to such hazards, including, but not limited to, Customer’s employees, agents and contractors.
SALES, PRICING, AND PAYMENT
All explosive(s) sales are final and may not be returned for exchange, credit, or refunds, unless otherwise specifically agreed upon, in writing, between Tripwire and the Customer(s). Should the Customer(s) request cancellation of an order, prior to the Product(s) leaving the Tripwire facility, cancellation, restocking, and/or additional fees shall apply. Tripwire cannot control price increases by Product(s) manufacturers and/or suppliers; therefore, all prices are subject-to-change without prior notice. We reserve the right to correct all misprints. If Customer(s) financial responsibility becomes unsatisfactory to Tripwire, Tripwire may decline to make further sale(s) and/or deliveries except for cash or satisfactory security. Tripwire may, during any period of increased prices that are not commercially reasonable or shortage, prorate and allocate its supply of affected materials among itself for its own consumption, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, its accepted orders, contract customers and its regular customers not then under contract in such manner as Tripwire determines to be fair and reasonable. In no event shall the Tripwire be obligated to purchase any materials (including energy) in the marketplace to satisfy its obligations hereunder. Tripwire may, during any period of materially increased cost assess a surcharge in an amount deemed fair and reasonable by Tripwire. Tripwire reserves the right to refuse sales and/or service to any person(s), for any reason(s), in accordance with applicable law(s).
DELIVERY, SHIPMENT AND CANCELLATION
Tripwire shall have neither liability nor responsibility for delays and/or exceptions in delivery being made by third-party entities, i.e. FedEx ® Ground, FedEx ® Freight, etc., once the package(s) leave our facility. Delivery attempts by third-parties will be at their discretion and governed by their corporate policies. Delivery of Product(s) will be attempted by Tripwire personnel for a total of two (2) times. An initial attempt will be made as agreed upon. If delivery is unsuccessful, an email will be sent and/or phone call placed to the delivery recipient point-of-contact (POC), as appointed by the Customer(s). If contact is not made with delivery recipient POC within an amount of time deemed to be appropriate by the delivery personnel, a second attempt will be made to the original agreed upon person(s), location(s), etc. If delivery should be unsuccessful following the second attempt, delivery will be considered forfeited and Product(s) will be returned to Tripwire facilities, and Customer(s) are financially responsible for additional or future delivery attempts. Tripwire reserves the right of stoppage in transit. Neither party shall be subject to any liability for delay or suspension of performance, or nonperformance as a result of fire, flood, natural catastrophe, strike, labor trouble, accident, riot, terrorism, act of governmental authority, act of God, or other contingencies or circumstances beyond its control interfering with the Production, supply, transportation, or receipt of the Product(s) or any raw materials used in the Production of the Product(s) or with the ability of the Tripwire to purchase raw materials (including energy) at a commercially reasonable price, and quantities so affected may be eliminated and not made up, without liability, but the Agreement shall otherwise remain unaffected.
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Detonating cord is a universal high-explosive used for a wide variety of applications to create explosive effects and build reliable charges. It is initiated with military or commercial detonators and detonates along its entire length at a velocity of approximately 23,000 fps. Our detonating cord contains a PETN core unless otherwise annotated. We offer detonating cord in a variety of sizes and lengths, listed below.
BUNDLE (Contains 10 Foot Strands of Each Size) • K9-DET-BUNDLE | Detonating Cord Bundle = $450.00
We offer C-4 in two (2) varieties, block and bulk. The M112 Demolition Block consists of 1.25 pounds of C-4, pressed into a rectangular block and packaged in a compact, easy to handle, easy to transport, shrink-wrapped, plastic envelope with a self-adhesive backing. Bulk C-4 is simply C-4 that is not pressed into a shape or pre-determined packaging. C-4 detonates with a velocity of approximately 26,000 fps. C-4 is approximately 91% RDX.
Sheet explosives are a flexible, waterproof, PETN-based plastic explosive, which is available in a variety of thicknesses. Sheet explosives are equally as powerful as a C-4 explosive but, because of its consistent performance and properties, blast damage can be minimized by exact cutting the sheet.
Cast boosters are detonator or detonating cord sensitive, high-density/high-energy molecular explosives that are available in a variety of sizes that are designed to optimize initiation of booster-sensitive explosives. Manufactured with an internal through-tunnel and detonator well for application with either electric, fuse or shock tube detonators. Formulated from primarily PETN, TNT and other high explosive materials. Cast boosters detonate at a velocity of approximately 24,800 fps.
90 GRAM (3.2 OZ) • CB90-1 | Single Booster = $10.00 • CB-90 | Case of 150 = $550.00
200 GRAM (7 OZ) • CB200-1 | Single Booster = $15.00 • CB-200 | Case of 95 = $565.00
350 GRAM (12 OZ) • CB350-1 | Single Booster = $22.50 • CB-350 | Case of 49 = $500.00
450 GRAM (16 OZ) • CB450-1 | Single Booster = $25.00 • CB-450 | Case of 36 = $450.00
We offer a dynamite that is an extra gelatin dynamite formulated to consistently deliver high detonation velocity and excellent water resistance. UNIMAX is designed to satisfy the vast majority of explosive applications in hard rock and may be used as the main explosive charge where high density and energy is required or as a primer for ANFO. This dynamite detonates at a velocity of approximately 17,400 fps and measures 1 1/4″ x 8″ in standard size.
We offer detonator and detonating cord sensitive, all-purpose, water resistant, packaged emulsion explosive cartridges (sticks) that detonate at a velocity of approximately 15,400 fps. This item measures 1 1/4″ x 8″ in standard size.
Flaked version of the famous traditional cast trinitrotoluene. This yellow, solid material is best known as an explosive material with convenient handling properties. The explosive yield of TNT is considered to be the standard measure (benchmark) against which all other explosive materials is measured. TNT detonates at a velocity of approximately 22,000 fps.
2,4,6-Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine commonly referred to as tetryl (C7H5N5O8) is an explosive compound used to make detonators and explosive booster charges. Tetryl is a nitramine booster explosive, though its use has been largely superseded by RDX. Tetryl is a sensitive secondary high explosive used as a booster, a small charge placed next to the detonator in order to propagate detonation into the main explosive charge.
We offer Detagel™, which is a high strength Hexamine Nitrate, slurry water gel. Detonator sensitive yet withstands standard drop weight and friction tests. Produces high shattering effect, high brisance and gas volume. This product has a detonation velocity of approximately 16,200 fps. Detagel™ is sized at approximately 1 1/4″ x 8″.
ANFO is a nominal 94:6 (wt.%) blend of porous ammonium nitrate prills and fuel oil. It is a dry, free flowing explosive; formulated to ensure the appropriate oxygen balance providing optimal energy and sensitivity.
Perforators, “oil well” or “jet”, are a charge that uses a small amount of high explosives and a carefully shaped case and liner to create a focused pressure punch that is highly effective in piercing steel, cement, and rock. The perforators we offer are filled with an RDX based main charge.
Electric (M6) detonators are a zero (0) delay, instant detonator with an aluminum housing. Lead wires are a standard 12 feet in length and insulated with a superior polyolefin material, which offers excellent resistance to cuts, abrasions, oil, low temperature and high humidity, as well as other harsh environments in various rugged applications.
• ED-12 | Case, 25 Each = $210.00
Non-Electric (Fuse) Detonators
Non-electric (M7) fuse type detonators consist of an aluminum allow cup containing an ignition charge, an intermediate charge and base charge. When initiated by time fuse, primer or detonating cord, the ignition charge detonates the intermediate charge, which then detonates the base charge that initiates the primary explosive charge.
• FUSE | Case, 100 Each = $440.00
Electric Match (Squib)
Electric Matches (E-Matches or Squibs) are miniature explosive device used in a wide range of industries, from special effects to military applications. These consist of two electrical leads which are separated by a plug of insulating material, a small bridge wire or electrical resistance heater, and a bead of heat-sensitive chemical composition in which the bridge wire is embedded.
• MS-25 | Case, 25 Each = $125.00
Shock tube is a small diameter, three-layer plastic tube coated on the innermost wall with a reactive explosive compound. When initiated, shock tube propagates a low energy signal, similar to a dust explosion, at approximately 6,500 fps along the tube’s length with minimal disturbance to the outside of the tube.
• HE-ST1 | Spool, 1 Each (2,500 feet) = $330.00 • HE-ST2 | Spool, 2 Each (2 x 2,500 feet) = $575.00
Time or safety fuse is a heritage linear textile and pyrotechnic cord used to create a time delay. Due to confinement of a center core of black powder, time fuse burns at a nominal rate of 40 seconds per foot (130 seconds per meter). The output of time fuse is a notable spit of flame and burning particles. This spit is what initiates the sensitive ignition powders found in fuse caps.
The M81 igniter is used to ignite a cord that carries a detonation charge to initiate shock tube or time fuse blasting caps. To use, simply pull back the firing pin and the spring tension created forces the pin forward with enough force to set off the primer when the firing pin is released. The primer then ignites the cord, shock tube, or time fuse secured in the end of the igniter.
• IG-M81 | Package, 5 Each = $225.00
IGNITERS – Pull Friction (Cardboard)
The Pull-Friction (Cardboard) type igniter is a non-electric, pull-string, friction style fuse igniter. This igniter functions by manually pulling a combustible mixture through a high-friction compression area, which ignites the combustible mixture, starting the fuse.
• IG-FUSE | Single, 1 Each = $4.00
209 primers are used in various NONEL (non-electric blasting) initiators. They will work in mushroom starters, dual EOD starters, pen type, and various others.
• BA-PR | Package, 100 Each = $10.00
Tripwires’ exclusive binary explosive, Texpak®, is formulated to produce high velocities and high detonation pressures when detonated (21,000 FPS). Texpak® requires no magazine or special storage facilities and can be transported on the same vehicle with most other materials used in blasting, including 1.4 detonators. Thus, the high cost associated with transport, storage and use of explosive is eliminated. Texpak® does not have to be stored or transported as an explosive according to 49 CFR. Excellent as a booster or column charge, or for use in secondary blasting, agriculture, demolition, industrial cleaning, bomb disposal, oil wells, ditching, trenching, and most applications which any other explosive is used. Each case contains 12 total pounds of energetic material (1/2 pound each x 24 cartridges). The benefits of Texpak® include instant mixing, no magazine storage required prior to mixing, shipped via common carrier (FedEx Ground), no nitroglycerin headaches, waterproof housing and high-velocity/high-gas volume.
• TEXPAK1-5 | 1 to 5 Case(s) = $250.00 Each • TEXPAK 6-10 | 6 to 10 Cases = $225.00 Each • TEXPAK10+ | 10 or More Cases = $200.00 Each
Often replicated, but never duplicated! There is no equivalent explosive training kit designed specifically for K9 teams, of this magnitude, available anywhere else.
Prior to being placed in our custom-designed and laser cut hard storage case, each and every product is handled using approved FBI evidence handling techniques and packaged in double durable nylon arson bags, which eliminates the potential for the cross contamination of odors.
Our custom-cut polyethylene foam has a “closed-cell structure” that makes it virtually impermeable to water and highly-resistant to odor transmission.
Every K9 kit contains over 15 individual live products (scents), with additional scents, such as HME precursor materials, are available as add-ons.
Based upon scientific data regarding material breakdown, which leads to scent variation, we encourage K9 teams to replace or swap out their explosive training materials every 6 to 12 months. We will accept your old, used, and deteriorated explosive products (for proper and safe disposal) and provide you with new, fresh explosive training products. Please do not cheat yourself or your K9 partner by using outdated products for training. Stay ahead of the game and give us a call and let us help you keep your skills at maximum efficiency. To ensure you are receiving the highest quality products available, we take special care while handling and packaging your explosive order. Each product is handled IAW FBI evidence handling techniques and individually packaged in nylon arson bags to avoid cross contamination. All of our exclusive K9 explosive proficiency kits are fully D.O.T. approved, and ships fully pre-packaged within a custom designed, hard, watertight storage case.
CANINE CARGO SECURITY PROGRAM (CCSP-K9) SCENT KIT $1,775.00
The safety and security of our nation’s citizens, cargo and critical infrastructure is paramount, and our explosives detection CSSP-K9 STP Kit allows third-party canine-cargo (3PK9-C) teams to provide required services to ensure the required safety and security by screening air cargo to TSA’s standards. This kit affords currently certified teams the ability to conduct reoccurring proficiency training as often as desired and provides an irreplaceable tool that can aid in the preparation of non-certified teams for the certification process.
The CSSP-K9 STP Kit contains live-explosive material in nine (9) various forms, which cover the full-spectrum of detection categories: nitrate esters, acid salts, nitroalkanes and nitroaromatics. To ensure the scent integrity of all items, we handle every product according to approved FBI evidence handling techniques and package materials in nylon arson bags and Teflon® coated glass containers with lids to eliminate the potential for cross-contamination.
HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES (HME) PRECURSOR IMPRINTING & TRAINING KIT $900.00
Homemade explosive (HME) use is growing world-wide and according to various intelligence sources, there are a handful of precursors that are most often associated or found in conjunction with HME and HME production facilities. Our precursor kit contains six (6) of the most prevalent precursor materials that may be encountered during the performance of K-9 search operations.
• Duke D80/ESI Combo Blasting Machine | $775.00 • Manual/Hand Starter Device | $175.00 • Dual Shock Tube Initiator | Call for pricing. • Blasting Wire, 18-Gauge Duplex, Spool (1,000 Feet) | $125.00 • Detonating Cord Connectors (25/50 Grain), Bag, 50 Each = $40.00 • Shock Tube Splice Material | 1 Foot = $3.00 • Tip Ends for Det Cord (50 & 80 GR/FT) or Time Fuse | 2-Pack = $5.00
Day Box – Small (TW-MAG-S) = $600.00 • Type III Storage, Day Box, Meets ATF Requirements • Outside Dimensions: 11″L x 8.5″W x 8.75”H • Does Not Include ATF Approved Lock
Day Box – Medium (TW-MAG-M) = $750.00 • Type III Storage, Day Box, Meets ATF Requirements • Outside Dimensions: 14″L x 11″W x 9.5”H • Does Not Include ATF Approved Lock
Magazine – Large (TW-MAG-L) = $1,650.00 • Type II Indoor Storage Magazine – Fits SUVS • Meets ATF Requirements • Two (2) Integrated Locks • Weighs Approx. 150 Lb. • Outside Dimensions: 33.75”L x 25.5” W x 17.25”H
• ATF Approved Padlock, 5-Pin Tumbler, 7/16″ Shackle = $75.00 • Nylon Arson Bags | 5″ x 10″ | Case, 100 Each = $235.00 • Nylon Arson Bags | 12″ x 18″ | Case, 250 Each = $575.00 • Nylon Arson Bags | 20″ x 30″ | Case, 100 Each = $300.00 • Glass Jar w/ Teflon™ Coated Lid | 9 Ounce | Case, 12 Each = $55.00 • Glass Jar w/ Teflon™ Coated Lid | 12 Ounce | Case, 12 Each = $57.50 • Glass Jar w/ Teflon™ Coated Lid | 16 Ounce | Case, 12 Each = $62.50
How do I order explosives?
Although our entire inventory of live explosive materials can be viewed online, they cannot be purchased that easily. Once you’ve reviewed our lineup and have decided on what you would like to order, please follow the steps listed below according to your usage:
Government Agency (NO Federal Explosive License Required)
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org, from an official address, requesting a quote for the items you would like (please remember to actually list the items).
2) You will receive the requested information typically in 24-48 hours.
3) If you decided to place the order, please email email@example.com, include your quote number, request the purchase and an invoice will be generated and sent to you.
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org, from a corporate address, requesting a quote for the items you would like (please remember to actually list the items). Include a current copy of your Federal Explosive License (FEL), if you haven’t previously ordered from us, or need to renew your license on file.
2) In your email briefly describe what you intend to purchase and list their intended use.
3) You will receive the requested information typically in 24-48 hours.
4) If you decided to place the order, please email email@example.com, include your quote number, request the purchase, and an invoice will be generated and sent to you.
Yes, you are able to pick up your order, granted you’re legally able to do so. Please scheduled your pick up with as much lead time as possible (we will do our very best to accommodate emergency and short-notice requests). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-717-648-2792 to arrange pickup. Picking up your order is free-of-charge. Also, if you choose to pick up your order and you have an extensive travel distance, you’re welcome to lodge at the Tripwire facility, for FREE,(dormitory style – not the Hilton®) overnight as a cost saving measure for your agency and a small token of our appreciation for choosing us.
Do you ship explosives?
Yes, your order can be delivered directly to you. The additional fees for shipping and handling will be added to your quote/invoice. We will combine, when possible, items for shipment/delivery to provide you with the lowest possible cost. For orders that contain 1.1B and/or 1.1D, as classified by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), explosives, your order will be delivered by our on-site transportation fleet, or you may choose to arrange pickup and delivery with a specialized carrier, which will incur significant charges. If possible, it is advised to arrange for the pickup of these items, as they cannot be shipped by air.
In addition to our on-site delivery fleet, we utilize FedEx (Ground and Freight) to transport explosive materials, which have been classified as 1.4B, 1.4D, 1.4S and binary products.
How do I pay for my order?
We accept government purchase cards, purchase orders/checks, and all major credit cards. All payments are due at receipt of product unless previously agreed upon and authorized by Tripwire Operations Group. Pennsylvania sales tax will be added where applicable.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we do offer several discounts for repeat customers, etc. Please contact us for specific details.
Do you accept returned or unserviceable explosives?
In most cases, yes, however, it would be best to contact us regarding the specific situation.