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A new perimeter control blast design concept for underground metal/nonmetal drifting applications.

Authors
Iverson-SR; Hustrulid-WA; Johnson-JC
Source
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-129, RI 9691, 2013 Feb; :1-67
NIOSHTIC No.
20042113
Abstract
This report presents a new concept in perimeter control blasting for underground metal/nonmetal mine drifting applications focusing on the importance of the buffer holes in a blast design. The new blast design concept applies the understanding of radial damage that is caused by the buffer hole column charge. Buffer hole radial damage is defined by a practical damage limit applied to the rock lying between the buffer holes and the perimeter. A favorable comparison was made between five successful controlled blast designs and the concept of practical damage limit. This concept is easy to use and acceptance of the approach would only require mines to conduct trial blasts to test the design theory.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Underground-mining
Publication Date
20130201
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-105770
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2013-129; RI-9691
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WA
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