The PX-1 is primarily designed for oilfield applications on well sites and offshore. Unlike conventional hot-wire and hot-resistor detonators normally used in oilfield perforating operations, EBW and EFI detonators do not contain sensitive primary explosive such as lead azide.

The greatest advantage of the EBW/EFI detonators for oilfield use is that they are extremely insensitive to accidental initiation. They are effectively immune to radio frequency sources and stray voltages found on well sites and offshore which means radio transmitters, electric welding and cathodic protection equipment doesn’t need to be turned off during perforating and other wireline explosives operations.

The result is; radio’s stay on, communication links are unbroken, helicopter flights continue, construction work is uninterrupted, production is unaffected and the use of sensitive primary explosives is avoided.