Your Construction Partner
Each surface and underground construction project is different and requires careful consideration of the blast design so that onsite conditions and constraints are met. No matter the changing conditions, our mission is to always blast safely and efficiently. Austin Powder has the product selection and blasting expertise to help ensure that rock fragmentation and distribution are optimized so that construction projects can be completed on time and cost-effectively.
Look to Austin Powder for application support in large excavation projects, trenching for utility lines, foundation excavations, and even tunneling and shaft work. We are here to provide products and support to our customers’ blasting crews, or we can perform the blasting with our own teams. Either way, we are your construction partner, here to help you achieve the desired results.
Safety is Our First Priority
Austin Powder’ s certified blasters and shot crews are committed to working safely and to blasting safely. We also place great importance on environmental concerns with a focus on minimizing or eliminating any environmental impacts.
Austin provides services to our customers in three different areas: The first service area is the most fundamental – the safe delivery of quality products to customers who store their own products and perform their own blasting. In addition to reliably delivering the customer’s products on time, Austin is always available for technical support on a moment’s notice.
The second service area is daily delivery where Austin stores the product, manages the regulatory burden and delivers the product for the day’s blast to our customer’s internal blasting crew. Here again, Austin’s technical support can assist our customer’s blasting crew in numerous ways to help them achieve their desired results.
Austin’s third service area consists of a complete shot service. In this area, Austin provides the highest value to our customers. Through the deployment of our own blasting crew supported by our world-class technical services group, Austin brings all of our collective experience and high-quality resources to achieve the best results for our customers.
Pre-Blast Technical Services
- Product Characteristics
- Blast Geometry
- Laboratory/Field Tests
- General Surveying
- Computer-aided blast design allows simulations and blast design review during the planning stages.
- Laser Profiler (2D, 3D) provides data to control blasting safety and environmental effects of blasting.
- Borehole trajectory/deviation measurement
- Drone assisted 3D planning
Blast Technical Services
- Product Performance
- Vibration and Airblast
- Rock Movement
- Video Cameras
- High-Speed Cameras
- Data Acquisition Systems – VOD (Velocity of Detonation)
Post-Blast Technical Services
- Muckpile Distribution
- Laser Profiling
- Photographic Fragmentation Analysis