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September 2022 Edition

  • President’s voice
  • Testing constructive variants for arranging a mobile explosives depot
  • Improved sensitising agent = improved performance of bulk emulsion explosives?
  • Improved safety with remote blasting Assarel-Medet JSC, Panagyurishte copper mine, Bulgaria
  • Introducing the EFEE Members: DSF Denmark
  • Enhancing shot-firer mobility through Pan-European education
  • The EFEE Board held the board meeting in Milan, Italy and finally met with GEAM
  • New members and upcoming events

May 2022 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • EFEE 11th World Conference report
  • The blast of the second “WHite giant” in Duisburg
  • Peculiarities of the use of emulsion type explosives in the conditions of coal mines with methane release
  • Minimizing the environmental effects of blasting in a quarry on the Darica-2 HEPP structure by electronic ignition system
  • Working with explosives detection dogs
  • Introducing the EFEE Members – NVEE
  • New members and upcoming events

March 2022 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Sensitivity of electric igniter – fuser fireworks
  • The use of vibration monitoring to record the blasting works impact on buildings surrounding open-pit mines
  • Use of black powder in re-enactment
  • The 48th Annual conference on Explosives and Blasting Techniques, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • INFRA – Infra Contractors Association in Finland
  • Obituary – Mr. Aslak Ravlo
  • New members and upcoming events

November 2021 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Beirut and other accidents with ammonium nitrate – Dangers of this “virtually harmless” salt
  • The blasting of shovel excavator 259 at the Hambach open-pit mine
  • EFEE Webinar on Explosives and Blasting Techniques
  • Introducing the EFEE Members – GEAM
  • EFEE Board visit to Maastricht
  • Obituary – Mr. Jan Klusáček
  • Obituary for Malcolm Ingry by John Wolstenholme on behalf of EFEE
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

September 2021 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • The demolition of several structures on the site of the formal phosphorus plant Thermphos
  • Towards the full digitalisation of the blasting process in open pit mining
  • Pan-European Competence Certificate
  • The art of blasting
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

May 2021 Edition

We are excited to bring you our May 2021 edition which includes:

  • The President’s Voice
  • Explosion disaster in Beirut
  • Detonation characteristics of a NOx-free mining explosive based on sensitized mixtures of low concentration hydrogen peroxide and fuel
  • A guide to the use of Relevant Good Practice (RPG) for explosive demolition of structures, Part 2
  • The use of explosives for Reflection Seismic Survey Application in the Netherlands and Europe by Rossingh Drilling / Geophysics and Rossingh Explosives
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

February 2021 Edition

We are excited to bring you our ‘New Look’ February 2021 edition which includes:

  • The President’s Voice
  • Preliminary Detonation Study of Dry, Wet and Aluminised ANFO Using High-Speed Video
  • A guide to the use of Relevant Good Practice (RGP) for explosive demolition of structures
  • The Development of Pressure to Young Modulus Models for Precision Presplit Blasting
  • Introducing the EFEE Members – Turkish Explosive Producers Association PAMSAD
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

December 2020 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Updates from the 65th EFEE Council Meeting and 19th Annual General Meeting held on the 20th November 2020
  • EFEE Environmental committee comparison of vibration standards part-2 – Project update
  • Toxic fumes from detonation of emulsion explosives
  • Repackaging of explosives: A task not anticipates in the Danish regulations
  • A New Tool for Hole Deviation Control
  • Next EFEE Conference
  • Greetings from the ISEE
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

September 2020 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Collapse of a cooling tower-a successful demolition project
  • Blasting technology for removing a part from the northern tower of Zagreb cathedral
  • Optimising blast layouts by aerial imagery and automatic placement of boreholes
  • Who are the EFEE Members: Forcit almost 130 years on the leading edge of Nordic explosives industry
  • BAF – Baltic Aggregate Forum photoreportage
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

May 2020 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Vibration monitoring standards connected to the use of explosives in different countries
  • 3D characterisation of ammonium nitrate powders by X-ray computed tomography
  • Blast design and analysis from aerial imagery
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

March 2020 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Influence of stemming length and initiation sequence on rock movement and dilution during blast
  • New Technology to understand the link between cracking and vibration
  • Verification optimal millisecond timing delay of blasting in quarries with electronic detonators
  • 46th annual ISEE Conference on Explosives and Blasting Techniques in Denver, USA
  • The International Blasting Technology Conference in Slovakia
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

September 2019 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Optimization of Surface Drilling and Blasting Process Applying Satellite Based Positioning Systems and Blast Design Applications
  • Global studies of the levels of risk of flyrock
  • Algorithms for Adaptive Solutions: Essential Tools for Operational Blast Optimization
  • Morphological characterisation of explosive powders by X-ray computed tomography: when grain number counts
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

July 2019 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • Blast design and analysis from aerial imagery
  • Testing of a full-scale building under external blast
  • Cloud scanning and photogrammetry – a comparison of blast face surveying techniques
  • PECCS – Multiplier Event in Berlin
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

February 2019 Edition

  • The President’s Voice
  • A new class of cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Explosives
  • Borehole Deviation Control Using Electronics: An Euler’s Approach
  • Ready-to-use satellite based subsidence detection of geo-hazards, infrastructure and mining sites
  • Influence of distorted blast hole patterns on fragmentation as well as roughness of and blast damage behind remaining bench face in model scale blasting
  • 45th annual ISEE Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique in Nashville
  • New EFEE Members and Upcoming Events

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