Tag: Drilling & Blasting

Arizona Drilling & Blasting is a division of Fisher Sand and Gravel. Photo courtesy of Pete Tramontanas.

P&Q Profile: Arizona Drilling & Blasting’s Pete Tramontanas

May 29, 2019By

P&Q’s conversation with Pete Tramontanas, the general manager of Arizona Drilling & Blasting.

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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

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

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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

Blasting mechanics revisited: Blasting design standards

February 21, 2019By and

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.

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Next ISEE conference in Denver

June 11, 2013By

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) will hold its 40th annual conference on explosives and blasting technique Feb. […]

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Dates announced for Blasting and Explosives Safety Training

May 1, 2013By

The annual fall Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Seminar will be held Sept. 4-6, 2013, at the […]

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Atlas Copco showcases rig at Illinois conference

June 8, 2012By

Atlas Copco offered a sneak peek of its new PowerROC T35 E surface crawler rig to nearly 500 […]

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ReichDrill Inc. signs Western U.S. distributor

June 5, 2012By

ReichDrill Inc. announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Komatsu Equipment Co., a Utah-based distributor. The agreement […]

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Atlas Copco strengthens surface drill rig

March 21, 2012By

The Atlas Copco SmartROC D65 surface drill rig has been upgraded to enable direct communication with the rig control system […]

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