Chemical Testing
21 Mar 2018



Roxel has a modern chemical laboratory where technical experts analyse a wide variety of explosive and non-explosive materials using a range of methods.


​Chemical Laboratory​​


​Some general tests include: ​

  • Chrom​​​atography techniques: 
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), 
    • Gas Chromatography (GC), 
    • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) 
  • Spectroscopic techniques: 
    • ​Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), 
    • Infrared Spectrometer (IR), 
    • ​Ultra-Violet Spectrometer (UV) 
  • Traditional analysis: volumetric and gravimetric analysis 

Stability tests that can be performed include: 

Compatibility tests that can be performed include: 

  • Abel Heat Test 
  • Vacuum Stability Test
  • ​80°C Self-Heating Test 
  • Bergmann and Junk Test & J test 
  • Mass Loss 
  • pH 
  • Vacuum Stability 
  • Stabiliser Consumption 
  • 10% Admixture Test 
  • Self-Heating / Silver Vessel Test 
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) 
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)