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Online blast design training
25 October 2016 | Education & Training

New online course – Mechanics of Rock Breakage – now open at Academy Blasting

01 September 2016 | Plant & Equipment

EPC-Metrics to extend the firm’s explosives and blasting service offering in the UK

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Bremanger quarry blast
12 July 2016 | Quarrying

BAM Ritchies help bring down more than 360,200 tonnes of rock at Bremanger Quarry

Ian Christie
10 April 2015 | Quarrying

Another record-breaking year as company drills and blasts more than 41 million tonnes

Blast at Cliffe Quarry
09 April 2015 | Quarrying

Ordnance disposal team uses Brett Aggregates site for safe detonation of unexploded WWII bomb

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Oliver Obst and Ben Williams
22 January 2015 | Education & Training | 1 Comment

New conference space highlights EPC-UK’s commitment to learning and development

Firms fined for quarry blast damage

Blast at Brayford Quarry in North Devon sends fly rock on to public road and damages waiting cars

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01 February 2013 | Plant & Equipment

It is said that in the 1960s a quarry manager’s response to a  complaint about vibration might have been to visit the complainant’s home just before a blast and theatrically balance a three-penny...

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28 May 2012 | Plant & Equipment

Gotland to show material recovery unit at international quarrying exhibition

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14 April 2020 | Drilling & Blasting

Expertir – EPC-UK’s integrated approach to blast design

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14 April 2020 | Drilling & Blasting

Julian Cleeton, director of Stemtek, examines the conventional and alternative methods for achieving a stable face

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14 April 2020 | Drilling & Blasting

Julian Cleeton, director of Stemtek, looks at how to reduce the likelihood of stemming ejection from primary production blastholes

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14 April 2020 | Drilling & Blasting

Steve Gilmartin, director of Varidrill Ltd, reveals how air-decking can reduce CO2 emissions and provide other benefits in quarry blasting

15 August 2019 | Education & Training

Robin Gillespie outlines the development and utilization of electronic delay detonators at Shap Quarry

13 March 2018 | Drilling & Blasting

Computer-based blasting models play an integral role in blast design choices. Martin Adam, Alan Minchinton and Peter Dare-Bryan from Orica discuss how blast modelling can help achieve better...

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