Popular artillery shell fireworks are quite contentious when it comes to how people view their safety. The truth is that they are very safe and effective. Here we explain them, how they work, how effective they are, what to ask for when you buy them and how to use them safely.
So, what is an artillery shell, well it is a round or canister shaped package made of strong paper or cardboard and it contains a composition of pyrotechnic material, this is what makes any type of firework effective as it adds the pattern and the color. On the bottom of the shell a long fuse will be attacked and also what is know as a lift charge. The lift charge will fire the device into the air so that you get to see the colorful display in the sky. Artillery shell fireworks will come with a long tube that you place the shell into. The tubes can be made from fibreglass, cardboard or High-density polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE is deemed as the best material for the tubing.
Artillery shell fireworks will provide many effects and breaks, and some will be longer lasting or more colorful than others. The 515-pound shell is very pretty and effective and contains several colours. These artillery shell fireworks are very reasonably priced. All the different sizes and variances of artillery shell fireworks have a purpose, depending if you are catering for a wedding children’s party or want to create a mesmerizing display for a group of adults. The great advantage of these type of fireworks is you can choose your color and effect and then pick the fireworks based on the exact look that and colors that you want to create. The most powerful of the artillery shell fireworks is the firework they call Excalibur. This has a 60-gram canister shell. These are a little more expensive but extremely effective and beautiful.
The artillery shell firework is also referred to by many other names, you may have heard of mortar shells, canisters, ball shells reloadable shell, festive balls, ball shells and even onion balls! All of these refer to the way that these fireworks work and the fact that they are an artillery shell based in a tube, layered – hence the onion terminology and also that they are let off as one single shot.
In order to use artillery shell fireworks safely you have to follow several rules and regulations as they are very powerful. This is what you should do when using them:
- Wear safety goggles or glasses at all times.
- Do not light fireworks whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Always put the tube on a straight hard surface and brace it on all of the sides
- Never lean over the tube or let your body connect with it at any point in the procedure
- Read and follow all of the direction written on the individual firework
When using artillery shell fireworks you have chosen a fantastic firework which can have an enormous effect on the audience, make sure you keep safe so that this experience is not spoilt.