Detotex
Detonating Cord Design and Manufacturing
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Annual production capacity of LLC «Detotex» is up to 750,000 meters LSHV (Low Shrinkage High Velocity) of high-quality detonating cord
The principal directions of LLC «Detotex» activity are designing, development, manufacturing, sales, delivery and storage of industrial explosives, perforating systems and accident elimination equipment for oil and gas wells.

In 2013, LLC «Detotex» has designed a detonating cord production line which uses the wet method. To implement the project, LLC «Detotex» provided the detonating cord production equipment, processing technology of slurry explosive preparation to FSE "Plant named after Y.M. Sverdlov".

LLC «Detotex» production output not only meets the demand for the detonating cord in the Russian market but also lets the company supply the products to neighboring countries and beyond.
Detonating Cord
DETOCORD RDX LSHV
RDX temperature and pressure resistant detonating cord DETOCORD RDX is designed for application in perforating systems in wells at a temperature up to 170 °C (338 °F) for 2 hours.
The cord is blue or black.
DETOCORD HMX LSHV
HMX temperature and pressure resistant detonating cord DETOCORD HMX is designed for application in perforating systems in wells at a temperature up to 200 °C (392 °F) for 2 hours.
The cord is green.
DShS-160 LSHV
RDX temperature and pressure resistant detonating cord DShS-160 is designed for application in perforating systems in wells at a temperature up to 160 °C (320 °F) for 2 hours.
The cord is orange.
DShS-200 LSHV
HMX temperature and pressure resistant detonating cord DShS-200 is designed for application in perforating systems in wells at a temperature up to 190 °C (374 °F) for 2 hours.
The cord is red.
Temperature and pressure resistant detonating cords DETOCORD and DShS are designed for exposed, non-exposed gun perforating systems and other perforating-explosive equipment for perforating operations in wells.
Detonating Cord Main Characteristics
Detonating Cord Color Code
Detonating Cord Application

The main application area of detonating cords LSHV is transmission of detonation in exposed and non-exposed gun perforating systems used for perforating operations in oil and gas wells:

  • Completion by wireline perforation with exposed and non-exposed gun perforating systems;
  • Completion by TCP;
  • As a part of a split-shot during emergency works;
  • As a part of a firing head, tubing cutter and other equipment.

Initiating Means

Bi-Directional Booster-PP is designed for transmission of detonation pulse from one segment of detonating cord to another between sections of hollow-carrier perforating systems, as well as for transmission of detonation pulse from percussion detonator in a firing head to detonating cord in a perforating gun.

Bi-Directional Booster-PP is used during perforating operations in oil and gas wells at temperatures up to 200 °C (392 °F) during 1 hour. More details
Tests
After manufacture detonating cord of each lot is tested to comply the standards:
Control of diameter
Shell defect inspection
Water resistance control
Control of time-temperature rating
Control of low-temperature limit Completeness of detonation
Transmission of detonation to the charges
Water resistance for 24 hours
Elasticity
The velocity of detonation
Stability towards acid medium
Stability towards alkaline conditions
Stability towards diesel fuel
Licenses and permissions
Detonating Cord Manufacturing
The detonating cord, manufactured according to innovative technology, conforms to the quality standards of the world leading manufacturers and is far ahead of Russian analogues. Detonation velocity and the quality of detonation of the cords are higher compared with similar products of other manufacturers.

The technology based on using the wet method for manufacturing considerably improves the safety of the entire manufacturing process and excludes void formation in the cord core. The diameter of the detonating cord is compatible with modern perforating-explosive equipment of most manufacturers.
Manufacturing technology
1
Preparation of slurry
Preparation of explosive slurry in water is carried out with the use of RDX or HMX explosive material and different chemicals.
2
Braiding and drying
At this stage, the slurry goes to a braiding machine. Damp explosive core is over-braided with a polyester sock and then it goes to the drying cabinet through the diameter control sensors and is being dried for at least 4 hours.
3
Control of the semi-product
Dried semi-finished detonating cord undergoes quality control where they inspect the sheathing completeness and the diameter of the semi-product.
4
Covering and coloring
Inspected semi-finished cord passes coating stage with the use of extrusion process. At this stage, the semi-finished cord is covered with nylon resin Zytel or polyamide together with the colorant. The colorant gives the final color to the cord.
5
Compaction
In order to improve explosive characteristics, the cord, covered with the nylon resin Zytel or polyamide, is compacted. During compaction process the explosive is uniformly spread throughout the length of the cord.
6
Quality control
After compaction, the detonating cord LSHV undergoes quality control including labeling and trouble-shooting in the cord coating (e.g. cracks, sags).
7
Packing
Finally, after quality control the detonating cord LSHV is cut to length, wound into coils and packed in corrugated cardboard boxes.
DetoCord Cutter-M Detotex
DetoCord Cutter-M Detotex is designed for cutting all the types of detonating cords and waveguides of nonelectric blasting from 1.0 mm to 6.0 mm (from 0.04" to 0.24") diameter. The modified cutter has guides providing the perpendicularity of the cut plane to the axis of the cord.

Each cutter is packed in an individual fabric case and is completed with a spare blade and a product sheet with the manual.
DetoCord Crimper Detotex
Crimping pliers DetoCord Crimper Detotex are designed for secure fixation of the booster with the diameter from 6.0 mm to 7.5 mm (from 0.24" to 0.3") at the ends of the detonating cord segments.

Each crimping tool is completed with a product sheet with the manual.
Contacts
Address: Pionerskaya str., 1
Chapaevsk, Samara region, Russia, 446100
Phone: +7 (84639) 2-39-78
e-mail: info@detotex.ru

General Manager:
Ekaterina Plotnikova
e-mail: plotnikova@detotex.ru
Phone: +7 (846) 267-37-75

Sales Department
Dania Batraeva, Commercial director
e-mail: batraeva@detotex.ru
Tel.: +7 (846) 267-37-75
Mob.: +7 (937) 185-91-01

Technical Department
Vitaliy Popov, Senior project engineer
e-mail: popov@detotex.ru
Тел.: +7 (846) 267-37-75