Roy, S.K. and Singh, R. R. (2009) Development of non-nitroglycerine based explosive-cord system for blasting gallery method in India. transactions of the Institution of Mining & Metallurgy Sec. A, Mining Technology, 118 (2). pp. 59-66. ISSN 0371-7844

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The blasting gallery method of mining thick coal seams in India envisages the use of specially designed approved types of non-incendive explosive-cord system meeting stringent statutory requirements. The Indian government imposed a ban on the nitroglycerine explosives form 1 April 2004. Development of an alternative non-nitroglycerine based explosive-cord system for continuation of production from blasting gallery method in India was a national issue as well as a technological challenge. Development of an approved new emulsion explosive and cord system gave a new life to the blasting gallery method and also paved the way for the complete phasing out of nitroglycerine explosives in India. The newly developed explosive has a cover of flame retardant polymer tube. The paper discusses drilling and blasting practices in the blasting gallery method and the ban of nitroglycerine explosives in India and presents a comparison of the newly developed explosive-cord system with the earlier used nitroglycerine based system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blasting gallery method, Incendivity, Emulsion, Explosive-cord system, Nitroglycerine, Flame retardant polymer tube
Subjects: Explosive and Explosion
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 05:08
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 05:08

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