Shaped charge tubing cutter

  • US 7,146,913 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2005
  • Issued: 12/12/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A booster assembly for detonating a high explosive shaped charge, said booster assembly comprising an integral metallic casement having a wall enclosure with a substantially cylindrical outside diameter of about 0.280″

  • or less surrounding a primer path and a main cavity, said primer path being charged with a high explosive material having decomposition shock properties sufficient to detonate a high explosive, said primer path high explosive having a first density to link said main cavity with a booster ignition point, said main cavity being charged with a second density of said high explosive wherein said first density is less than said second density and a first wall thickness of said wall enclosure surrounding said primer path is substantially greater than a second wall thickness of said wall enclosure surrounding said main cavity, a distal end plug of said tubular wall enclosure defining an end wall of said main cavity opposite of said primer path.

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