Air decking and the environment

 

Air decking in blasting enables explosive energy to act repeatedly in separate pulses on the surrounding rock mass, rather than instantly, as in concentrated charge blasting. Varidrill director Steve Gilmartin reveals how air decking can reduce carbon emissions and provide other benefits in blasting.

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Innovative walkway designs that improve safety

 

When it comes to plant design and maintenance, ensuring your equipment is in working order is vital. Equally as vital is the support structures around your crushing and screening plant. Have you given much thought to making your metal walkways as safe as possible?

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Down the hole gel marks paradigm shift in stemming tech

 

It’s been a work in progress for four years but a longstanding dust control company has devised an innovative alternative to conventional rock stemming in blasting. Mason Trouchet, of Rainstorm Dust Control, spoke to Damian Christie about the company’s new stem gel product.

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Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of key accounts

 

Mike Cameron has previously outlined how key account planning can assist businesses with sales of products and/or service solutions. He now discusses the importance of identifying buyers’ strengths and weaknesses, and explains the concept of ‘stop signs’ in the evaluation process.

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Managing employee conduct and behaviour in the workplace

 

Managing employee conduct and behaviour can be a challenge. The question of what is – and is not – appropriate in the workplace depends on a variety of factors, including the industry in which the employees work, the overall culture of the workplace and community standards at any given time.

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Turnkey plant solution opens path to glass sand market

 

In North Africa, it’s not the abundance of sand that matters but how efficiently it is processed and distributed. To that end, a multinational sand plant and equipment supplier is providing the turnkey solutions required to create up to five different products for the local glass market.

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Aggregate testing program keeps an eye on quality control

 

Proficiency testing is a means of determining the performance of individual laboratories for specific tests or measurement and an external audit of their quality control procedures. A standard proficiency testing program compares the measuring results obtained by different laboratories on identical samples.

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