INDUSTRY APPLICATION

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

MINING INDUSTRY

Whilst it may serve as an alternative to explosives, non-detonating technology does not aim to compete with traditional explosives in the construction industry.  Essentially, the company’s products are for use when explosives are not permitted.

There are several advantages of non-detonating technology – the most critical being safety, the lack of vibrations, reduced regulatory requirements and environmental benefits.

Due to the lack of knowledge consulting engineers fail to specify Nxco’s RBC’s as the methodology of choice.

    In comparison to conventional explosives, Nxco cartridges offer:

    • A safer mine due to the remaining rock being left more competent

    • Better fragmentation and reduced fines

    • Higher yields (Prime one fraction)

    • Lower Refining Costs

    • Lower Dilution (Reduced contaminants)

    • Faster re-entry times

    • Increased production through the ability to mine continuously

    Production and slyping is possible in a safe and cost-effective way and every mine should have a Nxco RBC trained team, and more importantly a Nxco RCB trained Proto Team. 

    The potential for sensitive rock breaking technology in the fields of civil excavation and mining is vast.  World-wide trends include denser metropolitan infrastructures with stringent rock breaking constraints, higher environmental standards, reduced tolerance to effects of conventional blasting and increased security aimed at limiting the availability of high explosives in civilian areas.

    INDUSTRY APPLICATION

    BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

    Whilst it may serve as an alternative to explosives, non-detonating technology does not aim to compete with traditional explosives in the construction industry.  Essentially, the company’s products are for use when explosives are not permitted.

    There are several advantages of non-detonating technology – the most critical being safety, the lack of vibrations, reduced regulatory requirements and environmental benefits.

    Due to the lack of knowledge consulting engineers fail to specify Nxco’s RBC’s as the methodology of choice.

      MINING INDUSTRY

      In comparison to conventional explosives, Nxco cartridges offer:

      • A safer mine due to the remaining rock being left more competent

      • Better fragmentation and reduced fires

      • Higher yields (Prime one fraction)

      • Lower Refining Costs

      • Lower Dilution (Reduced contaminants)

      • Faster re-entry times

      • Increased production through the ability to mine continuously

      Production and slyping is possible in a safe and cost-effective way and every mine should have a Nxco RBC trained team, and more importantly a Nxco RCB trained Proto Team. 

      The potential for sensitive rock breaking technology in the fields of civil excavation and mining is vast.  World-wide trends include denser metropolitan infrastructures with stringent rock breaking constraints, higher environmental standards, reduced tolerance to effects of conventional blasting and increased security aimed at limiting the availability of high explosives in civilian areas.

      OTHER APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:

      Oversize boulders

      On surface and underground (with Nxco RBC’s these can always be broken in shift).

      Any sensitive in situ rock

      Found in gardens, commercial & industrial areas and environmentally sensitive situations.

      Demolition

      Breaking down of concrete and reinforced concrete structures. 

      Mass excavations

      Any mass rock excavation project that is sensitive in any way or is in close proximity to busy roads, infrastructure, gas, water, electricity or residential area.

      Secondary rock breaking

      Footwall lowering, hanging wall raising and any other rock removal work.

      Tunneling

      Nxco’s RBC’s can be used for tunneling as it leaves the remaining rock competent.

      Trenching applications

      Longer trenches can be optimised by using Nxco non-electric cartridges with surface timing allowing for a single initiation.

      Marine applications

      Nxco offers water proofed cartridges with stemmed or self-stemmed options available.

      Shaft sinking rock breaking

      Nxco non-electric sequentially timed RBC’s are ideally suited for vertical and other shaft sinking projects.

      Nxco's distribution network spans the globe. Since the formation of Nxco Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd almost two decades ago, the company has developed into a leading manufacturer of innovative propellant based, sensitive rock and concrete breaking technologies. 

      CONTACT US

      Building P5200, NECSA Industrial Estate, Pelindaba, Broederstroom
      info@nxco.co.za

      Johan A Groenewald

      Managing Director
      +27 (0) 10-442-1773 
      +27 (0) 79-496-9228
      johan.g@nxco.co.za
      Skype. johanadolfgroenewald

      Gert Barnard

      Operations and Training Director
      +27 (0) 10-442-1774
      +27 (0) 83-636-8373
      gert@nxco.co.za
      Skype. gertbarnard07

      Nxco's distribution network spans the globe. Since the formation of Nxco Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd almost two decades ago, the company has developed into a leading manufacturer of innovative propellant based, rock and concrete-breaking technologies. 

      CONTACT US

      Building P5200, NECSA Industrial Estate, Pelindaba, Broederstroom
      info@nxco.co.za

      Johan A Groenewald

      Managing Director
      +27 (0) 10-442-1773
      +27 (0) 79-496-9228
      johan.g@nxco.co.za
      Skype. johanadolfgroenewald

      Gert Barnard

      Operations Director
      +27 (0) 10-442-1774
      +27 (0) 83-636-8373
      gert@nxco.co.za
      Skype. gertbarnard07