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Richard H

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#80332 UKPS 2013 Gathering & Experimentation Day - 21st September - Near Stevena...

Posted by Richard H on 09 August 2013 - 09:26 AM



This is why we've been involved in the ELR process for the past few years. The outcome will be a very concise, definitive guidance document, which will be published in 2014 - that will explain what you can, and cannot do. It will be perfectly acceptable to prepare 100g of a composition, assemble a firework / pyrotechnic article with it, and test fire it - at the place of manufacture. You will require at the very minimum a COER acquire cert to cover your acquisition (by making) of BP-type compositions, and also flash compositions (which will no longer be exempt on schedule 1 of COER).


There will be absolutely no confusion once our document has been published, I can assure you of that.

#77622 Software Upgrade

Posted by Richard H on 07 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

You will notice the forum has been given a software upgrade and a new look and feel. This is the first of a number of changes to modernise the UKPS.

As part of these changes, UKPS has moved to a more reliable web hosting platform. We have upgraded forum users accounts as follows:
  • You can now attach unlimited files and images to posts.
  • You can now keep an unlimited number of personal messages.
  • You can now attach unlimited files and images to personal messages.
The UKPS website will be given a new look shortly. It will be kept as concise as possible and will serve to provide key information to members and visitors.
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#75826 Who did the London NYE fireworks?

Posted by Richard H on 03 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

I just wonder why the negative spin on here? This display is an excellent bit of publicity for the British fireworks industry. We should be promoting the positive aspects of a frankly staggering piece of event production.

#75809 Who did the London NYE fireworks?

Posted by Richard H on 02 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

Kimbolton Fireworks have contacted me regarding the NYE topic - I have to agree with them that some of the comments are potentially libellous / slanderous and so I have temporarily removed the topic for the time being while the matter is reviewed.

I would strongly urge posters to consider very carefully that comments posted on a public forum could result in civil or criminal liability.

#69354 A few questions about consumer rockets

Posted by Richard H on 14 October 2010 - 05:03 PM

I've just seen this topic - and I am speechless yet again. Monsterberry, do you really think you are showing fireworks enthusiasts in a good light in consideration of recent and very inappropriate posts?

#14553 Buying chemicals.

Posted by Richard H on 20 February 2005 - 07:59 PM

Looking at KNO3.com, Garden Direct is far cheaper (2Kg's for roughly same price they charge for 500g). If you have a ball mill then it is a mere triviality to reduce your material to a fine powder.

Can't really think of other 'commercial' uses for KCLO4. It's an oxidiser, and a powerful one at that. Mainly used in fireworks/pyrotechnics/SFX/millitary applications. I very much doubt you will find it down at B&Q or your local co-op! Try lab suppliers, and even so lab suppliers rarely sell to individuals.

I hate to say it, but it helps to have friends in the industry, and obviously not everyone does.