Assessment of the use of plastic water stemming cartridges in underground blasting operations


Unver B. , Ozozen A.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING INDUSTRY, vol.107, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING INDUSTRY

Abstract

The effect of stemming in underground blasting operations is often disregarded. An investigation was carried out with the aim of establishing the effects of plastic water stemming cartridges by comparison with clay stemming from the points of view of workers' health and safety, mine atmosphere and blasting efficiency.