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Drilling and Blasting Techniques

21 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and optimize blast performance and productivity improvement
  • Develop the documentation of safe blasting procedures
  • Avoid dangerous procedures, design flaws and common blasting mistakes
  • Reduce drilling and blasting costs by using realistic estimates and techniques
  • Manage fly rock and other hazards associated with the blasting operation
  • Limit vibration levels in accordance with existing rules and regulations
  • Control costs by managing risk

Understanding the dynamic fracture behaviour of rock is a key step in quantifying rock mass response to high-energy transient loads such as in drilling and crushing of rock and fragmentation due to explosive action. This is integral to all civil and mining excavation activities and determines the operations' safety, economic success, and viability.

This 3-day short course provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the subject of Blasting Technology and, in the process, removes some of the mystery and uncertainty around drilling and Blasting operations. You can study the drilling and blasting industry from initial cost estimation and site analysis to final project evaluation. Get practical experience from real-world group exercises and class discussions.

You develop, under instructor guidance, efficient blast designs based on site conditions and specifications and benefit from informal networking during breaks by sharing with and learning from peers and instructors. It is envisaged that the practices and techniques discussed in this course immediately improve the state of drilling and Blasting on your projects.

Course Outline

  • Black Powder, Dynamite, TNT, ANFO and Emulsion Explosives
  • Explosive Properties
  • Blasting Theory
  • Principles of Priming
  • Initiation Systems
  • Surface Blast Design
  • Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mining
  • Rock Dynamics and Blasting
  • Wave Transmission in Rock
  • Blast design using software
  • Percussion Drilling
  • Rotary Drilling
  • Evaluating Drill Performance
  • Tunnel Boring Machines, Continues Miners and Raiseborers

Who Should Attend
Blast Engineers • Drill and Blast Supervisors • Tunneling Engineers • Managers and Safety Supervisors • Procurement Officers • People Related to Mine Production • Estimators • Blasters • Contractors • Regulatory Authorities and Others Who Design and Manage Blasting Projects • Project Managers who use Blasting as a Tool in Construction and Public Work Projects

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online , 10/16/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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