Industrial & Military
When: 8-10 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 23
What: Hear from industry experts how explosives are used in different military settings and in the mining for industrial minerals.
Who: Drew Martin, Jim Daley, Richard O'Meara, Denis Rickman, Jason Baird
How Much: Free
Hour 1: Industrial
Drew discusses how blasting is used in quarry mining to extract various construction materials and minerals. He also shows the journey these materials take from being dug out of the ground to reaching their final destination into a customer’s hand.</>
The use of Explosives in Industrial Minerals
Jim talks about the use of the explosives in the generation of industrial minerals. He also showcases the many actual and practical uses of those industrials minerals and aggregate.
One Blast, One Chance for Success
Richard O'Meara, Orica USA
Richard presents a story based on a rip rap blast Orica supported in Alaska and details how they had to modify their plans, ending up blasting over 200,000 tons of rock in one go, with no opportunity to try again if anything went wrong.
Hour 2: Military
Applications of Explosives for Military R&D
Denis Rickman, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Denis provides an overview of the applications of explosives in the general area of military-related research and development.
Defense Against Explosive, Ballistic and Vehicle Attack on Civil Structures
Jason Baird, Loki Incorporated
Jason describes the considerations required to effectively defend civil structures against attacks by gunfire, explosives and vehicles.