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Blast performance based on violence

January 8, 2020By and

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

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Second Mining Academy held in Kentucky

November 20, 2019By

The three-day event in Louisville was organized by Dyno Nobel and Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology.

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Vulcan Materials' Don Kraupa, left, with Sauls Seismic's Jeff Taylor. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Blasting tech takes center stage at demo day

November 11, 2019By

Technology Demonstration Day, co-sponsored by Sauls Seismic and Nomis Seismographs, brought about 50 producers and blasters together for education and a tour of an underground Vulcan Materials facility.

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Dyno Nobel system provides blasters, engineers greater control

October 16, 2019By

The company launched a software system that utilizes data to allow targeted placement of energy in blastholes.

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P&Q University Lesson 4: Drilling & Blasting

August 28, 2019By

This Pit & Quarry University lesson focuses on drilling and blasting.

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GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech taking blasting conference to Florida

August 27, 2019By

Re:Con 2020 will be the ninth conference hosted by GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech on blasting technology.

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Richard Ash presented key ratios 56 years ago that could be applied throughout surface blasting conditions to give comparisons between multiple types of operations. Photo: iStock.com/Xesai

Evaluating the effectiveness of powder factor

June 12, 2019By and

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.

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Easily corrected blasting deficiencies

June 11, 2019By

Equipment manufacturers offer simple measures aggregate producers can deploy to enhance their operation.

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