Electronic Detonators

One of the most exciting and impactful technological developments in the explosives and mining industry today are electronic detonators, or electronic dets. What are detonators? Detonators are what makes blasts go. Each blast hole contains at least one detonator. This...

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Powder Factor – Distribution

In our previous blog post we discussed powder factor and how it is the foundation for all blast designs. Powder factor is the core measurement of how much force is being exerted per quantity of rock. The next element to consider with powder factor is distribution and...

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Powder Factor

Today we are going to talk about what role powder factor plays in our day-to-day applications of drilling and blasting. Powder factor is expressed in many different forms. Essentially it is a measurement of explosives per quantity of rock. The typical variation of...

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