Nov
06

Continuous Monitoring of Ground Vibrations and Noise

posted on November 6th 2017 with 0 Comments


Ground vibrations are measured, as a practice, whenever they are of a concern. The degree of concern and necessity to measure ground vibrations varies from very high to medium or low. A great number of Coal/ Limestone mines/ Iron Ore Mines/ Quarries, in India, fall under a high concern zone since villages and other critical […]

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Oct
24

The Role of Third Party Consultants in Aiding Lawyers

posted on October 24th 2017 with 0 Comments


Litigation related to blasting mostly occurs due to negligence on the contractor’s part and when they forget to take the neighborhood into confidence. Without finding solid evidence and information people consider cracks and crevices as blasting damages, without checking the previous condition of the structures. This is where the role of Lawyers kicks in. These […]

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Sep
26

Reliability of measuring systems – Confidence building

posted on September 26th 2017 with 0 Comments


  The reliability of data measured from ground vibrations and air blasts plays a significant role in risk mitigation. It is essential to understand that there are two parties involved in this process. Project Management being the first, responsible for generating ground vibrations and air blasts, and the neighborhood (people living in the proximity) being […]

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Sep
19

Learning from ISRO’s failure; making the right choice with explosives!

posted on September 19th 2017 with 0 Comments


  The use of explosives, that started in demolition, construction and mining, has made it’s way to the fields of aeronautics. The recent failure of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle might have resulted due to malfunctioning of the pyro mechanism. Bolts of an explosive nature are used in heat shields. As a result of their […]

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Sep
08

Work Stoppages & Blasting Risk Mitigation

posted on September 8th 2017 with 0 Comments


  Adopting the right measures for risk mitigation helps avoid project stoppages (consequently reducing the risks and costs related to stoppages), reduces the operational costs since organizational targets are met (fixed cost distribution), and also helps meeting project schedules and targets. Stoppages in work should be avoided at any cost, since these are extremely costly to […]

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