In an effort to provide a guide for officers concerned with supervision of blasting work and others engaged in this work, the essential requirements are covered which would ensure safety and economy in the handling and use of explosives on roadworks. The types of explosives and related equipment are described with particular attention to the use of ammonium nitrate/carbonaceous explosives. The planning of a blasting operation is described. The selection of drilling equipment, and instructions for the use of explosives in special applications are also included. All aspects of the transport of explosives are discussed as well as the storage requirements, licences, siting, lighting, precautions, and issue of supplies. The deterioration and disposal of explosives is reviewed as well as the various management aspects such as engineering supervision, record keeping etc. Details of loading, firing, misfires, safety, and specifications of magazines for storage are covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    P.O. Box J141
    Brickfield Hill, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM