Tag: blasting

John Capers, right, served on the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 495 and 498 Committee on Explosives and as a technical advisor and reviewer for many publications and programs. Photo courtesy of Austin Powder

Austin Powder’s Capers honored for blasting expertise

April 22, 2019By

Technical manager John Capers was presented a special award at this year’s Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference.

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In terms of rock strength, blasts today are often designed only considering rock density because rock generally gets stronger as it gets denser. Photo: iStock.com/xtrekx

Blasting mechanics: Material properties and powder factor

April 17, 2019By and

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

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The exhibit hall showcased the latest products and technology from more than 180 organizations in the explosives and related industries. Photo courtesy of ISEE

Slideshow: ISEE conference draws record attendance

February 22, 2019By

More than 1,800 people gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique.

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Ensure all of your personnel are at a safe distance when a blast is set to occur. Photo courtesy of Dyno Nobel

Blasting precautions you must take

October 24, 2018By

Dyno Nobel’s Joe Nawrocki shares how to prevent premature detonation and flyrock at your operation.

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According to EJ Burke, the most noticeable difference in blasting today versus 50 years ago is there are better products and technology available. Photo by Kevin Yanik

P&Q Profile: Dyno Nobel’s EJ Burke

September 10, 2018By

P&Q caught up with Dyno Nobel’s EJ Burke to capture his perspective on the aggregate industry’s evolution and how blasting has changed over the years.

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Blasting expert joins Dyno Nobel as a vice president

August 14, 2018By

Dyno Nobel named Braden Lusk as its vice president of DynoConsult and applications technology.

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Dyno Nobel launches initiation system

July 24, 2018By

One feature of the DigiShot Plus 4G is an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators per channel.

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Rhythmic timing practices in drilling and blasting applications

May 25, 2018By and

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

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