Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Methods and Regulatory Agencies

This paper provides examples of how companies in Europe and North America use QRA tools, particularly IMESAFR, to convey to regulatory authorities risk assessment results obtained from using QRA methods.

 

Quarry Rehabilitation and Revival by Blasting: A Case Study

A case study where advanced technologies were used to overcome previous blasting errors and difficult bench formation. A combination of laser profiling, borehole surveying, and geometric timing aided in the revitalization of a Northern Ontario quarry.

 

Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) as an Everyday Tool for Quarry Planning Blast Design

RPAs blasting applications experience on improving the overall analysis of the performance of the blast and improve quarry planning.

 

Research on the Detonation Behavior of a Double-Split Charge Based on ALE Method

Based on the high-speed schlieren system experimental research results of the split charge and the ALE method, the dynamic behavior of shock wave and explosive product during the explosion of double-split and coupling charge was studied by numerical simulation method.

 

Risk Management in Blasting: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Learning from past mistakes or accidents in blasting operations is much preferable to the alternative. This paper reviews past mistakes in safety and risk management that created serious repercussions for the involved parties, and recommends methods and protocols to manage the risks involved.

 

Saving Time and Money with Mobile Reporting and Online Databases

This paper presents many ways that electronic blast reporting can reduce or eliminate blast reporting errors, decrease time and extra costs spent reporting, and case studies where electronic blast reporting could have saved a company valuable time, money, and image.