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sleeve exploder


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A seismic source, used in marine investigations, in which a mixture of gases (e.g. propane and oxygen) is detonated inside a rubber sleeve which expands rapidly to accommodate the products of the explosion, thus generating a shock wave in the surrounding water. The exhaust gases are vented to the surface through a pipe to reduce problems caused by a bubble pulse.

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