The separation of a substance into simpler substances or basic elements. Decomposition can be brought about by exposure to heat, light, or chemical or biological activity.
The chemical decomposition of an explosive may take years, days, hours, or a fraction of a second. The slower processes of decomposition take place in storage and are of interest only from a stability standpoint. Of more interest are the two rapid forms of decomposition, deflagration and detonation.
Decoupled charges are commonly used when presplitting with drill holes up to 115mm in diameter.
Typical continuous packaged explosives loaded as a decoupled charge into a presplit.
Deflagration is a term describing subsonic combustion propagating through heat transfer; hot burning material heats the next layer of cold material and ignites it. Most "fire" found in daily life, from flames to explosions, is deflagration. Deflagration is different from detonation, which is supersonic and propagates through shock.
Deflagration is a rapid high energy release combustion event that propagates through a gas or an explosive material at subsonic speeds, driven by the transfer of heat.
A detonator which contains a delay device designed to fire at a fixed interval after ignition.
Dependent and Independent Holes
Where hole B requires hole A to have fired to provide the necessary relief then hole B is dependent on Hole A.
A flexible cord with a solid core of high explosives, commonly PETN.
These units of competency are recommended for current Drill and Blast Engineers, Superintendents, Supervisors and Senior Shotfirers wishing to increase both their design and management skills.
Course assessment is by completion of classroom and online components and by assignment submission.
Class size is limited to eight persons on a first come basis.
Course leader is Peter Duniam BE. MPM. Director of Blast Management International with over thirty years industry experience.
5 DAY COURSE
February 17-21, 2020
$2,900 per person includes lunch each day, 500 page colour manual and statement of attainment for the completed competencies.
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Note this class is not suitable for persons without comprehensive drill and blast experience in either an engineering or operational role.