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Cert. Surface Blasting Technology

Suitable for

Personnel involved in managing, planning or executing surface blasting operations.

Course Objective To provide an in-depth understanding of blasting explosives. To be able to design a blast from basic principles & to have a working understanding of environmental measurements on the blast site.
Procedures/ General Details This course is a correspondence course ie. by distance education. For each module there is an assignment and at the end of the course a blasting design project  must be completed. Your assignment and project are evaluated and returned to you. When all assements have been successfully completed, the certificate will be sent to you.

Entry Requirement

Candidates must be working in the blasting, mining or explosives industry.

Fees

(South African Rand) R4000 for complete course

Application/Enrolment

Enrolment can take place at any time during the year. To enrol, please complete our Enrolment Form (see below). Your course fees must be paid before enrolment takes place, by direct deposit into our banking account. When you have done this, please send your application form to us email, after which your course material will be emailed to you immediately.

Duration

The course must be completed in one year or less, starting from the date of enrolment. Longer study period is subject to a re-enrolment (re-enrolment fee applicable).

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 COURSE CONTENT :

MODULE 1
EXPLOSIVES TECHNOLOGY

historical background / definitions / blasting terminology / principles of detotation / tests & analysis / hot spot theory / slurry & emulsion explosives / ANFO & Emulsion Blends / initiation systems / shock tube / detonators / molecular explosives / velocity of detonation
MODULE 2
BLASTING TECHNOLOGY
 drilling patterns / initiation timing patterns / ground vibration / fragmentation / booster efficiency / charge calculations / various blasting techniques
MODULE 3
DRILLING PRACTICE
drilling methods / mechanics of rock breaking / drill rig design / compressors / percussion drilling methods / rotary methods

 

 

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