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High Speed Photography What Role Does It Play In Mining?
Author(s): William A. Crosby
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Paper Abstract

High speed photography is being employed to help improve the efficiency of a number of different mining activities. Its principal use, however, is as an aid in the optimization of blasting operations. Blasts are commonly of very short duration and great benefit can thus be gained by being able to observe the events at a suitably selected slow motion over an extended period of time. This paper presents an overview of some of the high speed photographic applications in both surface and underground operations using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The primary use is the direct photography of the blast, the analysis of the resulting films representing the bulk of the optimization work. Other applications are designed to check out individual blast components, particularly evaluating blast tamping, and actual delay element times for such accessories as detonating relays, down-the-hole delays and other delaying and initiating systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 0674, 17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.975566
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William A. Crosby, Mining Resource. Engineering Limited (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0674:
17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Donald Hollingworth; Maurice W. McDowell, Editor(s)

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