Powergel P501 is a detonator sensitive emulsion explosive. The explosive is light pink in colour with a firm putty-like consistency. It is packaged in plastic film with wire clips. The Director General of Mines Safety has approved Powergel P501 as a P5 type permitted explosive for use in degree I, II and III gassy coal mines/seams.
Powergel P501 is a water resistant P5 type of permitted explosive. It can be used for solid blasting in all underground coal mines. As per CMR 1957, underground coal mines need to take permission from the DGMS for solid blasting.