Tag: quarry blasting

Planning ahead of a blast to ensure burdens aren’t too heavy and shots are properly spaced is a must for operations looking to limit vibration. Photo: P&Q Staff

Planning for vibration when blasting

January 22, 2024 By

Keeping the right factors in mind ahead of a blast will improve performance and community relations.

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Watch: Last blast of 2023 at Keeney Sand & Stone

December 13, 2023 By

Representatives from the magazine were on hand as the final blast of the year took place at Keeney Sand & Stone in Painesville, Ohio.

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The more control blasters have on the front end of a detonation, the less likely an incident is to occur on the back end. Photo: Xesai/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Utilizing technology to produce safer blasts

October 4, 2023 By

Buckley Powder’s Brett Richter details how newer tools are making a blaster’s job easier.

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Next-generation emulsions present new possibilities

April 8, 2021 By and

Anthony Konya of Precision Blasting Services talks about new developments in emulsions and what those mean for the future of blasting.

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After a shot is executed, data on the fragmentation, muckpile shape, vibration and noise can automatically be integrated to allow AI to refine its models for use in the next drill-shot plan. Photo: Picsguru/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Article preview: ‘The 4 Most Costly Blasting Mistakes You Can Make’

April 6, 2021 By and

Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya offers a summary of his article in Pit & Quarry’s April 2021 edition during a video visit with P&Q’s Kevin Yanik.

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An innovative approach to designing blasts

April 5, 2021 By and

Anthony Konya of Precision Blasting Services sat down with P&Q to discuss a very new approach that optimizes blasting at specific sites.

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Blasting education at the ready

April 1, 2021 By and

Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya discusses how online courses are transforming the way blasters educate themselves.

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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

Why ‘green’ explosives will be coming to a mine near you

March 26, 2021 By and

Anthony Konya, vice president at Precision Blasting Services, discusses what will drive the use of more environmentally friendly explosives.

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If ANFO is loaded into a wet hole, the ammonium nitrate will dissolve and leave you with salt water and fuel. Photo courtesy of Enaex.

Utilizing bulk emulsions in quarry blasting

June 13, 2019 By

Enaex North America’s Brandon Pease explores the opportunities emulsions offer as a water-resistant blasting agent.

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