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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 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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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...
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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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...

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