A test was set up to verify that propellant deflagrated outside the gun carrier and well-bore casing. The test setup included an 11.8 in. height tempered glass container filled with water, a test jig that simulated the gun carrier, and the charge with the propellant cap. A high-speed camera (50,000 frames/sec) that focused on the glass container was positioned at 26 ft. behind a steel protective plate. The set up with the shaped charge and ReCo® Cap was positioned on top of the water-filled glass container and detonated.
This test confirms that ReCo® Cap is carried into the formation before releasing secondary energy.