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Drilling & Blasting

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...
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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...
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
Firing pattern and stemming column adjustments enhance blast performance at a limestone quarry in the PhilippinesBy Dr Piyush Rai, reader in mining engineering; Bhanwar Singh Choudhary, senior...
01 September 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
The trend in UK quarrying to outsource drilling and blasting to external suppliers is undoubtedly an opportunity for specialist contractors, but one which comes with a need to adopt both modern...
01 February 2006 | Drilling & Blasting
Atlas Copco to launch silenced drill rig for noise-sensitive sitesAtlas Copco are set to launch the world’s first ROC-series surface drill rig with a substantially reduced noise level, making it the...
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01 February 2005 | Drilling & Blasting
Airblast generation, propagation and predictionThe authors, P.K. Singh, M. Klemenz and C. Niemann-Delius, are with the Institute of Mining Engineering III and the Institute of Technical Acoustics at...
01 February 2005 | Drilling & Blasting
A study of the impact of stiffness ratio on the fragmentation of sandstone strata in an opencast coal mineBy Dr Piyush Rai*, Abhai Kumar Ranjan** and B. Singh*** The ratio of bench height (H) to...
02 February 2004 | Drilling & Blasting
The effect of prill type and mixing techniqueby Rob Farnfield, technical services manager with Exchem Explosives and Andy Wetherelt, lecturer in mining engineering at Camborne School of Mines,...
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02 February 2004 | Drilling & Blasting
For efficient blasting practice the parameters incorporated in a blast design can be categorized as: rock parameters, explosive parameters and blast-design parameters. Blasting results are sensitive...
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02 February 2004 | Drilling & Blasting
What the user should knowThe dictionary definition of calibration is: to determine by measurement or comparison with a standard, the correct value for each scale reading on a device1. Blast...
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02 February 2004 | Drilling & Blasting
Independent test results of a new blasting techniqueIn a conventional quarry blast gas pressure is immediately relieved through the top of the shot, greatly increasing the potential for airblast and...
03 March 2003 | Drilling & Blasting
How to deal effectively with airblast/vibration complaintsToday’s quarry operators face considerably greater responsibilities and liabilities than ever before. With reference to figure 1, an operator...
03 March 2003 | Drilling & Blasting
Phil Robinson of Exchem Explosives’ technical service department recalls one of his more unusual shotfiring training courses When an enquiry came in to run a quarry shotfiring training course on St...
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01 May 2002 | Drilling & Blasting
WCD Sleeman & Sons choose Atlas Copco drill rigsFrom their base in Frome in the West Country, WCD Sleeman & Sons Ltd supply drilling and blasting services to a total of 18 quarries in...

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