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Drilling And Blasting School

Event Date 21 June 2011
Event End Date 21 June 2011
Location Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia
Location Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

The primary method of production and rock breaking in the Southern African mining industry is drilling and blasting.

This method of rock breaking has been subjected to continuous improvement both with regard to the technological applied and the practices followed.

To maximize the benefits offered by these new technologies and techniques, it is necessary to review the basic theory of rock breaking, blast design and drilling technology.

Specialized blasting techniques and optimization drilling and blasting will be covered. Best practices will be dealt with and case studies considered illustrating practically how to achieve the greatest benefit.

Emphasis will be placed on the integration of drilling and blasting into the broader mine to mill value chain, in order to reach a true economic optimum for the total mining process.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Co-ordinator

 


Objectives

To equip drilling and blasting practitioners, engineers, supervisors, managers and related function to conduct rock breaking operations in such a way that maximum technical and economic value is created. It is envisaged that after the school, practices and techniques discussed can lead to immediate improvement in the state of drilling and blasting on a mine.

Who Should Attend

The school should be of value to:

˙ Blast engineers
˙ Drill and blast supervisors
˙ Managers
˙ Procurement officers
˙ People related to mine production

Registration Fees

Registration

Early Bird Fees
Before 3 May 2011

Registration Fee
After 3 May 2011

SAIMM Members / Company Affiliate

R 4 200

R 4 999

Non - Member

R 4 500

R 5 300

Student / Retired Members

R 1 500

R 2 000

Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2012, for attending this event


Registration Fees:
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Time

General
Stream 1 & 2

Surface Mining
Stream 1

Underground Mining
Stream 2

07:00 - 07:30

Registration

   

07:40 - 08:00

Welcome
J Cruise

   

08:00 - 08:40

Explosives general properties and principles
W de Graaf

   

08:45 - 09:30€

Mechanics of Rock breaking
J Cruise

   

09:35 -10:00

Electronic Initiation Systems
M. Hand

   

10:00 - 10:30

Tea / Coffee

   

10:30 – 11:10

 

Surface drilling/ equipment
selection
C Deacon

Underground drilling and equipment
selection
GS Harper

11:15 – 12:30

 

Surface blast designs
W de Graaf

Underground initiation and timing of blasts
B Prout

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch

   

13:15 – 14:45

 

Surface /Specialised blasting techniques
W de Graaf

Underground blasting techniques
J Cruise

14:45 – 15:00

Tea/ Coffee

   

15:00 - 17:00

The economic optimisation of drilling and blasting
V Solomons

   

Contact

Jacqui van der Westhuizen
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Co-ordinator Email: jacqui@saimm.co.za
Website: http://www.saimm.co.za

 

Downloads

1) Brochure and Registration Form

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