Blast Quest

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Blast Quest

BlastQuest is a blasting company which offers many types of blasting services to our clients. This document aims to demystify the types of blasting that is available by shortly listing and discussing each blasting type (civil, bulk, trench blasting etc.) and its application in your environment.

BlastQuest is a blasting company and offers bulk blasting for the Mining and Quarrying industry as well as the civil industry. In the mining industry bulk blasting may also mean cast blasting which literary means to throw. Cast blasting is popular in coal mines where the need exists to blast large amounts of overburden and coal. Cast blasting operations aims to achieve the optimum fragmentation of the blasted product that will be easily hauled and crushed to the final desired product. BlastQuest make use of tried and tested blast calculations to achieve this.

Blast Quest is also involved in quarry blasting such as dimension stone quarries. Bulk blasting requirements in quarry operations often require the removal of large amount of rock and rubble in order to expose a solid rock formation which is suitable for the dimension stone industry. These rock formations are mechanically cut into large blocks of stone before they are further processed and polished. BlastQuest may have been part of the process that gave you your beautiful kitchen top!

Bulk Blasting is also typically found in the civil engineering / construction industry. The aim of bulk blasting in the civil industry is mainly to remove large quantities of rock for the purpose of preparing or levelling a construction site and not to expose a mineral or rock formation.

BlastQuest is often required to conduct box cutting in order to blast out specific sizes and depths of rock for the purpose of excavating hard rock to prepare the construction of sumps, dams or reservoirs. As with the case of most reticulation blasting projects, BlastQuest as a responsible blasting company must take special care not to use the incorrect explosive which may negatively affect the environment and water safety.

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