Time blasting fuse is used to transmit a flame from a match or igniter to a nonelectric blasting cap or other explosive charge. This fuse also provides a time delay during which personnel may retire from the danger zone. Time blasting fuse consists of two types: a corrugated, outer-surface type and a plastic-cover, outer-surface type (fig. 8-15 and 8-16). The latter type has single bands painted at 1-foot or 18-inch intervals and double yellow bands painted at 5-foot or 90-inch intervals, depending on the time of manufacture. Both fuses are similar, however, in use and functioning. The fuse is used in demolitions on land and underwater. When ignited by a match or a
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