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Blast performance based on violence Posted on 08 Jan 2020 in the featured & Features categories.

Violence factor is a revolutionary KPI that managers can quickly use to assess blast performance.

Evaluating the effectiveness of powder factor Posted on 12 Jun 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

Powder factor design, which does not provide any indication of breakage, muck pile characteristics or environmental considerations, is a dated approach that ultimately costs producers.

Blasting mechanics: Material properties and powder factor Posted on 17 Apr 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

Read about the true influence rock strength, rock structure, velocity and powder factor have on a quarry blast’s effectiveness.

Blasting mechanics revisited: Characteristics of explosives Posted on 20 Mar 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

This feature story explores modern blasting products, including the function and selection of explosives based on properties and cost for your blasting process.

Blasting mechanics revisited: Blasting design standards Posted on 21 Feb 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

Knowing how to control a blast's effects is critical for your operation. Fortunately, basic principles emerged more than 50 years ago to simplify setup.

Blasting Mechanics Revisited: The mechanics of rock breakage Posted on 28 Jan 2019 in the featured & Features categories.

Part 1 of a four-part Pit & Quarry series reflects on practical blasting concepts put forth more than a half-century ago, and how they remain highly relevant to aggregate producers today.

Rhythmic timing practices in drilling and blasting applications Posted on 25 May 2018 in the featured & Features categories.

Proper design and critical timing functions should be incorporated into your method to deliver better blast results.

Resolving explosives inefficiency Posted on 15 May 2017 in the featured & Features categories.

Get a rundown on the use of proper stemming for decreasing noise and increasing fragmentation in blasting.