CARDOX system is a non-explosive blasting technique.
Originally developed for use in fiery coal seams, Can-Dive uses the CARDOX
System extensively for breaking rock, concrete and many other materials
expeditiously, with complete safety and without any adverse effects. CARDOX
produces instantaneously a powerful heaving force, using carbon dioxide
which cracks and breaks the material along natural and/or induced fracture
plains whilst heaving it away from the mass of rock/concrete.
The benefits of Non-Explosive Blasting:
- No blasting or environmental permits required
- No negative environmental impact
- No special permits required for storage, use or transportation
- No damaging shock waves or vibrations
How it works:
One or more holes are drilled in the material to be broken and the CARDOX
Tube(s) inserted. The Tube(s) are filled with liquid carbon dioxide. When
energized by the application of a small electrical charge, a chemical
heater inside instantly converts the liquid carbon dioxide to a gas. This
conversion expands the CO2 volume and builds up pressure inside the tube
until it causes the rupture disc at the end of the tube to burst. This
releases the C02 - now 660 times the original volume - through a special
discharge nozzle to create a powerful heaving force, at pressures up to
40,000 psi (3,000 bar). This all takes place in milliseconds.
CAN-DIVE is Canada’s only authorized CARDOX contractor.