Explosives Engineering

RESPEC’s explosives engineering group combines advanced knowledge of drilling and blasting in addition to experience in mine planning and operations to provide a unique turnkey approach to improving and optimizing drill and blast operations. RESPEC’s drill and blast experts have specialized experience in all aspects of blast design and optimization for coal, metal/nonmetal, surface, underground, and construction blasting. Our Explosives Engineering group offers services in:

  • Blast Improvement and Optimization
  • Drill and Blast Design & Guidance
  • Blast Vibration Prediction and Management
  • Improve Fragmentation, Wall Control, & Overbreak
  • Blast Specification Design & Review
  • Explosive Testing
  • Explosive Storage Design
  • Pre- and Post-Blast Surveys
  • Independent, Third-Party Reviews and Audits
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Safety and Training
  • Project Management

RESPEC also provides support on specialty projects such as close-quarter blast design and evaluation, collapsing of voids and underground workings, and mine-to-mill studies. RESPEC is actively involved in professional societies and associations, such as ISEE and SME, to ensure personnel continue to be on the cutting edge of technologies and practices. Complete instrumentation services for detailed blast analysis can also be provided through our relationships with Carlson Software Inc., ShotTrack, Nomis Seismographs, and others. RESPEC also works actively with educational institutions to provide a unique combination of academic and industry expertise. We have a proud history of delivering customized, safe solutions related to drilling-and-blasting concerns and improvements for our clients.

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  • Blast Design and Guidance
  • Blast Performance Monitoring and Auditing
  • Drill-and-Blast Improvement and Optimization
  • Data Collection and Interpretation
  • Instrumentation
  • Specialty Projects
  • Safety and Training


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