The design of this
demining hand tool is based on the rules required to ensure that a tool does not separate or fragment in an anti-personnel mine blast. Many hundreds are in use in Humanitarian Demining around the world.
Quote the SD Order No. SKU3018.
paint-brushes commonly seen in demining tool sets are used
to brush away the final soil sticking to the side of a mine or
suspicious object. Those paint brushes are not designed
for the purpose, are far too short for safety, and the bristles
are usually too soft to do the job well.
Our demining brush is low-cost, more effective and a safer alternative
to a paint-brush. It is made using a 40cm section of malleable
stainless steel pipe with bristles set into it at both ends. A
simple reversible tool, one end has stiff “yard-broom” bristles
and the other softer hand-brush bristles. The
brush is light and easy to use from a far greater distance than
its conventional alternatives.
tests, the bristles of the brush were placed on top of a PMD 6 mine (200g TNT plus demolition charge).
The bristles were burnt off in the blast but the stainless steel
handle remained in one piece.
Open PDF data-sheet about using the SD demining brush.
Open PDF data-sheet on blast-resistant tools and print or save.
Open PDF data-sheet about safely investigating a metal detector indication using the SD blast resistant tools.
All SD tools can be adjusted to meet your requirements
but significant changes should always be blast tested
to ensure that safety has not been compromised.