Marine Acoustic Tech.

 Service is Our Only Business Anytime & Anywhere!

Three Sugar Creek Center Blvd.
Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Office: (888) 639-0499
Fax: (888) 870-5231


In Class

Blasting Underwater / Surface

This course offers the opportunity to learn about the best practices to protect contractors and project owners against claims of damage and annoyance associated with construction project vibration and noise. This 8 hr. course will expose attendees to proven methods used to address public concerns, pre-construction planning and documentation, instrumentation and monitoring, and the use of scientific data to address alleged damage claims.

Controlling the Adverse Effects of Blasting
  • The causes of ground vibration and air blast
  • What practices can be followed to control and minimize the effects
Surface Blast Design
  • Fragmentation
  • High wall stability
  • Buffer blasting
  • Cast blasting
  • Staggered, rectangular, and square patterns
  • Timing: Chevron, Echelon, and Row-by-row patterns
Blast Hole Drilling
  • Percussion and Rotary Drilling
  • DTH hammers
  • Drill Accuracy
  • Drill deviation
  • Drill logs
Blast Hole Loading
  • Precautions before loading
  • Weak material and incompetent zones
  • Wet boreholes
  • Primers
Regulation and safe practices
  • Manufacture
  • Transportation
  • Storage
  • Use
Initiation Systems
  • Non-electrical
  • Electric systems
  • Electronic system
  • Blasting-cap and safety fuse systems
  • Chemistry
  • Classification
  • Proper handling
  • Safe handling
Responding to Complaints and Damage
Vibration Monitoring Planning
Community Relations when Planning for Projects