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Sandvik Launches New Solutions to Reduce Noise From Drill Rigs

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduced two new innovative solutions to reduce noise emissions in surface top hammer drilling. The new options for Ranger DXi series and Dino DC410Ri surface drill rigs help to mitigate harmful noise at construction worksites and quarries.

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Numa Releases Range of HDD Drilling Systems

Numa has released a range of HDD Drilling Systems designed for productive and efficient drilling in hard rock and fractured ground formations. 

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Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference a Success

The Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference was held from March 20-21, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The conference was sponsored by the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and Ohio Coal Association and endorsed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.

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Epiroc Launches Pumpable Resin System for Underground Rock Bolting

One of the more difficult rock reinforcement tasks in underground mining and tunneling operations is how to install long-term rock bolts in poor rock conditions. Rock bolting as a result is often the bottleneck within the drill and blast cycle, leading to difficulties to predict work task scheduling. Together with LKAB, a key Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS) project partner, Epiroc has developed a solution to this problem.

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Final Rule on Ammonium Nitrate in Effect

A final rule on 27 CFR Part 555 was issued by the Department of Justice, according to the International Society of Explosives Engineers. Beginning May 31, all ammonium nitrate will be subject to the § 555.220 Table of Distances when stored within the sympathetic detonation distances of high explosives and blasting agents listed under the table at § 555.220.

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