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Reliable detonator firing sequence


Austin Powder has launched the E*STAR electronic initiation system, which is designed for ease of use and safety in harsh conditions.

Any detonator may miss an occasional fire command or two due to noise or interference, which results in a misfire. Issuing simple and redundant fire commands raises the risk of timing offset in the blast array.

To ensure the highest reliability during firing, Austin Powder employs multiple sequenced fire commands (MSFC). The detonators in the E*STAR system rely on precisely timed fire commands. Austin Powder’s MSFC standards ensure the detonators receive at least one command to properly function at its delay time, providing more reliability for the industry.

For more information about the E*STAR electronic initiation system, visit the Austin Powder website.

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