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Drilling & Blasting

08 April 2014 | Drilling & Blasting
First published in the March 2014 issue of Quarry Management as Right on the Button Currently celebrating their twenty-first year in business, Bridge Abrasives Ltd, based in Totnes, Devon,...
08 April 2014 | Drilling & Blasting
First published in the March 2014 issue of Quarry Management Steve Lashley, operations supervisor for the Contract Drilling & Blasting division at Skelair International, gives a personal...
08 April 2014 | Drilling & Blasting
First published in the March 2014 issue of Quarry Management What do you have to do to ensure you have undertaken all the right steps towards conducting a successful blast? And how much control do...
11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
Drillers looking to reduce their running costs do not have to look much further than the buttons on their drill bits. Sharp bits make money. Worn bits lose money. It is as simple as that, as Bo...
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11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
Sandvik DX800 meets Plateau Excavation’s drilling needs on US intermodal airport development  Located within the boundaries of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CDIA), in the US,...
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11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
Steven W. Beasley, managing director of Rock Drill Engineering Ltd, explains why buying and using cheaper alternatives to ‘world-class’ down-the-hole hammers can actually prove more...
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11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
The influence of topography on air overpressure from quarry blasting By Liam Bermingham, Blast Log Ltd Air overpressure (AoP) is becoming an increasingly problematic issue within the quarrying...
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11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
Towards a predictive model for the performance of commercial explosives in rock blasting By Dr Gary J, Sharpe and Prof. Martin Braithwaite Commercial or ammonium nitrate-based explosives (ANFOs...
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11 February 2013 | Drilling & Blasting
In the contest between watergels and emulsions for the perfect bulk explosive, Brent Buffham, technical manager with Maxam, explains why the company’s Rioflex variable-density product is...
19 March 2012 | Drilling & Blasting
Collaboration delivers optimized blasting process at Thrislington Quarry By Ian Brown, Lafarge Aggregates; Jo Banner, Banner Contracts; and Dr Rob Farnfield and Martin Cooper, EPC-UK There...
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19 March 2012 | Drilling & Blasting | 1 Comment
Efficient blasting to improve the geotechnical stability of quarry faces By Ian Thomas, geotechnical manager, Aggregate Industries Generally, blasting has four main objectives: to loosen...
19 March 2012 | Drilling & Blasting
Ian Christie, drilling and blasting manager with BAM Ritchies, and David Gibson, business development manager with BAM Ritchies, outline the latest developments in drilling and blasting at the UK...
14 July 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
Improving operational efficiencies through pattern expansionE&JW Glendinning Ltd are one of the last independent hard rock quarry operators in south-west England, providing their local customer...
14 July 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
Improving operational efficiencies through pattern expansion E&JW Glendinning Ltd are one of the last independent hard rock quarry operators in south-west England, providing their local...
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23 March 2011 | Drilling & Blasting
Obtaining and using subsurface data to locate and evaluate potential reserves  By Dr James Tweedie, director, GeoMEM Ltd In most prospecting projects drilling for sub-surface...
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