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MISC 205 - Ground Control and Mine Blasting

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 205 06 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 205 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will cover the new updates in the basics of drilling and blasting which are used on a daily basis in the career of blast engineering. This course will cover critical topics such as an introduction to modern blasting, how rock actually breaks from explosives, the commercial explosives and initiation systems used today, and the drilling technology available in the industry. The course is divided into short video modules with questions following each lesson to reinforce key concepts.

Course Objectives

  • Understand and comply with Explosives and Mining Regulations pertaining to explosives
  • Apply correct and safe methods for storage and transport of explosives
  • Identify potential safety hazards relating to explosives and how to avoid them
  • Prime and charge blastholes to ensure optimum performance
  • Select a suitable Initiation System, delay intervals and hook‑up methods
  • Implement support systems and an improved awareness to troubleshoot opening stability

Who Should Attend?

  • Underground miners
  • Supervisors
  • Blasting Engineers 
  • Health and safety representatives

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction & terminology
  • Explosives properties
  • Explosives/rock interaction
  • Explosives range & selection
  • Variables with explosives, drill patterns, loading methods and rock conditions
  • Priming options & effectiveness
  • The release of blast energy 

Day 2

  • Blasting fundamentals
  • Mine blasting efficiencies 
  • Principles that affect the performance of a blast
  • Explosive control and transport
  • Charging methods
  • Initiation systems – general
  • Initiation applications

Day 3

  • Blast design
  • Surface blasting 
  • Underground blasting 
  • Specialist blasting techniques
  • Geotechnical implications
  • Geometry options
  • Calculating drill & blast costs

Day 4

  • Optimizations techniques & tools Vibration
  • Peak particles velocity 
  • Vibration frequency 
  • Airblast/ flyrock
  • Fragmentation  Borehole condition 

Day 5

  • Safety, accidents, destruction of explosives Safety investigation
  • Calculating new patterns
  • Deck charging gasbags
  • Incidents, issues, she
  • Mine process modelling 
  • Reactive & hot ground
  • Rehab blasting