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Drilling & Blasting

14 February 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
The identification and traceability of civil explosives in EuropeBy Ashley Haslett, Dangerous Goods Tracking LtdIn the latter part of 2004, following a number of high-profile terrorists attacks...
14 February 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
Design methods for controlled blasts to limit final wall damage in quarries and hard rock minesBy A. J. Rorke,  director, Blasting Technology, BME, a member of the Omnia Group, Johannesburg,...
14 February 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
The optimization of drilling and blasting techniques can have far-reaching benefits for the quarrying industry. Alan Robertson of AVKO Quarry Consulting Group explained to Damian Christie how the...
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14 February 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
The advantages of using SURBS in quarriesBy Dirk Hummel and Peter Reinders, R&D Electronic Blasting Systems, Orica Germany GmbHThe following article describes a newly developed Surface Remote...
18 August 2010 | Drilling & Blasting
Case studies on rehabilitation of the TANZAM Highway in Tanzania and the construction of a fisheries harbour in Sri Lankaby Alex Tiernan, contracts manager overseas operations, BAM RitchiesBAM...
12 February 2010 | Drilling & Blasting
Blasting overhangs close to a vibration-sensitive structureBy R. Farnfield, technical services manager, EPC-UKIn the summer of 2007, Blasting Services received a call from a civil engineering...
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12 February 2010 | Drilling & Blasting
Blasting overhangs close to a vibration-sensitive structureBy R. Farnfield, technical services manager, EPC-UKIn the summer of 2007, Blasting Services received a call from a civil engineering...
12 February 2010 | Drilling & Blasting
Best practice requires ‘planning for compliance’ with statutory vibration limits rather than ‘monitoring for compliance’Blasting operations are arguably one of the most...
12 February 2010 | Drilling & Blasting
Top-hammer drilling sees new interest in the UK During the 1960s and 1970s many UK quarries were littered with drilling tool scrap in the form of bent and broken extension rods, extracted after...
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02 February 2009 | Drilling & Blasting | 2 Comments
The better solution in rock breakingThe Boulder Buster is a compact and portable piece of standby equipment that provides a cost-effective and convenient way to safely break rocks and concrete in...
02 February 2009 | Drilling & Blasting
Drilling and blasting operations at Glensanda By David Gibson, business development manager, BAM Ritchies Situated in the West Highlands of Scotland on the north-west shore of Loch Linnhe...
02 February 2009 | Drilling & Blasting
Steve Gilmartin, commercial manager with Maxam Explosives, discusses a number of important considerations for drillers and blastersThis paper looks at quarry drilling and blasting and considers some...
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02 February 2009 | Drilling & Blasting
Adding value to rock-breaking operationsBy Charles Pretorius, independent blast consultantIn 2008 this article (published here in abbreviated form) won the Institute of Quarrying’s Caernarfon...
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01 October 2008 | Drilling & Blasting
Quarry production blasting in environmentally sensitive locationsBy Brian Burke, blast-based services, Orica Mining Services (UK)Stringent environmental regulatory controls are the accepted norm for...
01 February 2008 | Drilling & Blasting | 1 Comment
A compact and powerful seismograph from AccudataThe Mini-SuperGraph seismograph from Accudata is claimed to be unique in that it allows different set-up parameters to be saved for immediate retrieval...
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