blasthole drilling

blasthole drilling

[′blast‚hōl ‚dril·iŋ]
(engineering)
Drilling to produce a series of holes for placement of blasting charges.
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Atlas Copco displayed a cabless blasthole drilling rig.
Tenders are invited for Hiring of HEMM for diversion of Nallah of varying cross section and 1060 metres length,cutting,removal of OB including blasthole drilling, blasting, Excavation of various rock / soft earth cutting of OB strata (consisting of top soil, alluvium soil, blast rock etc.
Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) said today that it has received an order to deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling rigs to Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American.
Also, Atlas Copco published the book Blasthole Drilling in Open Pit Mining.
Des Clifford reviews some of the advances, particularly in blasthole drilling
Beyond oil well drilling, the company sees a number of other potential applications, including gas plants, pipeline testing and purging and blasthole drilling in mining applications.
Waterwell and blasthole drilling equipment are made in this industry, as is portable drilling equipment.
STOCKHOLM -- Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) has received one of its largest orders ever in South Africa, to deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling rigs for a value of around MSEK 250 to Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American.
Blasthole drilling is one aspect of open-pit mining that engineers identified long ago as a promising area for autonomous operations.
In many cases, finding the benefits of efficient blasthole drilling practices comes simply from determining the inefficiencies--not just at the point of drilling but all stages of the process.
As per this contract, Atlas Copco will provide Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling rigs.
It relies heavily on selecting the right down hole hammers in order to conduct blasthole drilling in a fast and efficient manner.