RFI CAN DETONATE CAPS

The problem is discussed and the accident experience is recounted related to electronically emitting equipment which can cause undesired singles, undesired results and potentially deadly responses. A study is made of the various factors involved, and their relative effects are determined. Safe practices that will help control the hazard are suggested, and a table is provided of distances from radio frequency transmitters beyond which electric blasting is considered safe. The use of electric blasting caps, the turning off of radio transmitters in proximity of blasting operations, and the elimination of electric blasting where there is doubt as to the location of power output are suggested. The variability of the factors involved make it necessary to appraise each individual situation to determine the hazard.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cummins Publishing Company

    21950 Greenfield Road
    Oak Park, MI  United States  48237
  • Authors:
    • Dowden, A L
  • Publication Date: 1964-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM