North Star Imaging to add class 1.3 and 1.4 explosives handling to capabilities list

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Minneapolis, MN – Internationally renowned North Star Imaging, a leader in industrial 2D and 3D X ray scanning services has announced today that it is now federally licensed to handle and scan class 1.3 and 1.4 explosives at their corporate headquarters in Rogers, MN. 

Ben Connors - Manager of Inspection Services was quoted “We are very excited to add this capability to our facility. Class 1.3 and 1.4 explosives have been around for many years, we are glad we are now able to help our clients solve critical issues” 

About Class 1.3 and 1.4 explosives

Class 1.3  - Is defined as an explosives that has a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or, both but not a mass explosion hazard.

Class 1.4 - Consists of explosives that present a minor explosion hazard. The explosive effects are largely confined to the package and no projection of fragments of appreciable size or range is to be expected. An external fire must not cause virtually instantaneous explosion of almost the entire contents of the package