How it Works
The Pressure Gas Tube (Cardox) is loaded with a chemical Pressure Gas Generator and then sealed with the Tube Head. The Discharge side of the tube is loaded and sealed with a Copper Washer and Shear Disc, followed by a Discharge Head. After the tube is loaded it is then filled with liquid CO₂. Once the tube is loaded and filled with liquid CO₂ it is now ready to transport to the application for removing material build up.
A bore is created in the problematic buildup that is to be removed at the Base Socket location on the vessel wall. Once the bore is in the material, the tube can be inserted at the proper depth and is safely held with the Gripcase (counterpart to the Base Socket).
When detonated, the Chemical Generator creates heat, converting the liquid CO₂ to Gaseous CO₂ in 20 milliseconds. It expands at over 500 times its original volume and the gas ruptures the shear disc as high as 37,000 psi, producing traverse forces up to 15 tons. The CO₂ discharge is deflected by the Discharge Head removing/dislodging the material build-up.