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Drilling & Blasting

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...
02 February 2009 | Drilling & Blasting
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...
Tagged in: Maxam Explosives
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...
Tagged in: Caernarfon Award
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
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...
Tagged in: Accudataseismograph
01 February 2008 | Drilling & Blasting
A case study on the role of the stemming column on fragmentation in an overburden sandstone formationBy Dr Piyush Rai, A.K. Ranjan and Bhanwar Singh ChoudharyThe confinement provided by the stemming...
Tagged in: fragmentation
02 April 2007 | Drilling & Blasting
Principal structural engineer for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) David Rowe laughs when he hears the comments on the simplicity of quarrying. If quarrying is just creating and filling...
Tagged in: demolition
02 April 2007 | Drilling & Blasting
In many aggregate depots today you will find 20mm virgin quarried material sat next to 20mm recycled demolition waste. Focusing on a quarry blast at Ennstone’s Cloud Hill Quarry in...
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
A review of available solutionsThe authors, David Gibson, Ian Christie and Glyn Barnes, are business development manager, drilling and blasting manager and contracts manager, respectively, with...
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
Primary breaking with hydraulic hammers is not the panacea for all drill and blast problems. But, in the right application, it can be a viable economic and environmental alternative. Alan Matchett,...
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
Measuring blast-generated vibrationby Andy Maslin of Accudata LtdIt is said that in the 1960s quarry managers who received complaints about vibration from blasting would visit the complainant...
Tagged in: Accudata
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
Can they improve blasting and productivity?by Douglas A. Bartley, president of US-based DBA Consulting, Inc.Of the various products introduced to improve blast performance, flyrock control and...

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