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  • Wind drives oxygen transport in Arctic waste rock

    The growth of the diamond mining industry in Canada’s Northwest Territories has led to significant economic benefit to the region with three operating mines producing approximately 13% of the world’s diamonds in 2008, according to the Mining Association of Canada. However, the long-term benefit to northern communities will depend on careful environmental management of mining activities. The ...

  • ASTM F1789 - 11b standard terminology for f16 mechanical fasteners

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology standard provides a compilation of definitions for terminology used for mechanical fasteners. 1.2 Terms in this terminology are organized alphabetically. In Appendix X1 they are listed under fastener characteristic. 1.3 Additional definitions are shown in ANSI/ASME B18.12; IFI Glossary of Terms, IFI-139 and IFI-140; and SAE ...


    By ASTM International

  • DSI Underground signs an exclusive distribution agreement with NMP of Sweden for dynamic inflatable rock bolts

    July 2016, DSI Underground signed an agreement to manufacture and sell patented Dynamic OMEGA-BOLT with Northern Mining Products (NMP) of Luleå, Sweden. In their quest for higher grade ore, underground mines around the world are going deeper and deeper, where rock mass is often highly stressed by the weight of overlaying strata and by tectonic forces. During the process of developing large ...

  • Sinorock self drilling anchor bolt system go abroad

    Sinorock is an  outstanding self drilling anchor bolt manufacturer with ISO and CE certified,this means you can count on us to meet all chemical and physical certifications you require.Sinorock also offers standard self drilling anchor bolts for all application types.In addition to the ...


    By sinorock

  • Sandvik wins major order for a materials handling project in Vietnam

    Sandvik Mining has signed a Mining Systems contract with a customer in Vietnam, which will be accomplished and contribute to Sandvik Mining's business from 2012 through until 2015. The order comprises the supply of 14 units stackers, reclaimers and stacker/reclaimers for a steel plant in Vietnam. The materials handling machines will operate within a capacity range of 675 - 6000 mt/h (745 st/h - ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • The Sinorock Self drilling anchor bolt system is designed for use in various applications

    Today, with the development of civil construction and architectural engineering, self drilling anchor bolt has been largely used. And because of the competition among companies which produce self drilling anchor bolt productions, Sinorock has also been effected. So, how can we win the competition advantage and how can we produce the world-class ...


    By sinorock

  • Sandvik signs global distribution agreement for underground mining support equipment

    Sandvik Mining and Getman Corporation have entered into a global distribution agreement under which Sandvik Mining will be the exclusive global distributor of Getman's products (with exception of a few geographies). Getman Corporation, based in Bangor, MI, USA, is a leading supplier of production and production support equipment to the underground mining industry. With a focus on helping ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon capture and storage (CCS) research is focused on developing technologies to capture industrially generated CO2, and safely and permanently store it in underground geologic formations, in order to reduce the amount of CO2 being ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • OSHA says worker safety pays, amputations cost

    Since Jan. 2015, 46 Arkansas workers have lost fingers, toes, hands and legs due to amputations at work. Amputations are debilitating workplace injuries that often happen when workers must operate mechanical machinery without the proper guards or training. To educate employers and workers on preventing these injuries, the U.S. Department ...

  • Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The basic contract will have a maximum value of $15 million over five years, and the work under this ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste feasible

    There is a scientific consensus that safe geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste is technically feasible, while public acceptance has still not been achieved in most Member States. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has analysed the state of the art of science, technology and procedures needed across the EU for implementation. It has identified no major conceptual or ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Well-oiled research plans to dip into new Australian reserves

    The three year agreement aims to assist energy companies to more effectively explore for new oil and gas reserves, reduce exploration risk and encourage investment in Victoria. It was signed by CSIRO Petroleum Resources, Deputy Chief, Dr David Whitford and Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Deputy Secretary, Richard Aldous. CSIRO project leader Dr James Underschultz said CSIRO has the ...

  • ASTM D4759 - 11 standard practice for determining the specification conformance of geosynthetics

    This practice provides a means by which the purchaser can determine the conformance of geosynthetic properties as applied to the acceptance or rejection of a material in regards to a material specification. This practice has been developed with strong emphasis on practicality and the realization that all geosynthetics are subjected to a vigorous quality control program prior to shipping. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Alliance agreement between Golder Associates and Blue Heron

    We are pleased to announce that Golder Associates ltd. (Golder) and Blue Heron - Solutions for Environmental Management Inc. (Blue Heron) have signed an Alliance Agreement to strenghten and grow the services we provide to new and existing clients in Timmins and Northern Ontario. Considerable synergies exist between Golder and Blue Heron at different stages of resource evaluation, mine ...


    By Blue Heron Environmental

  • Tensar supports Roman Villa recreation for C4

    The proposal to recreate a Roman Villa/ Bath House on an English Heritage site at Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, for Channel 4’s January 20, 2011 programme ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ , was made possible by constructing it on a reinforced concrete raft foundation over a rock mattress mechanically stabilised with Tensar’s TriAx geogrid. Evans Wolfenden ...

  • Envirolok Canada awarded 2015 `Project of The Year`

    OPWA Awards Envirolok™ 2015 ‘Project of The Year” Environment – Less Than $2million Category The Ontario Public Works Association (Ontario Chapter of the American Public Works Association) has awarded the 2015 “Project of The Year” (Category – Environment less than $2million) to the Town of Oakville and its project partners including ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Figuring out where to put the carbon

    To meet our immediate energy needs without exacerbating climate change, most experts agree, we’ll need to find a way to store the carbon dioxide given off by the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas. But no full-scale storage systems exist, and the plans to create them have many unknowns. New projects at MIT could help to fill that information gap. At the American Geophysical Union’s fall ...

  • SDRL - Seawell to acquire Allis-Chalmers Energy in US$890 million transaction

    HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/10 -- Seadrill's majority owned subsidiary Seawell Limited and Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc. announce that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Allis-Chalmers by Seawell in a transaction valued at approximately US$890 million (including assumed debt). The combined company will ...


  • The McGill Dust Suppression Baffle System controls fugitive dust

    The service division of McGill AirClean offers a dust suppresion baffle system. The baffle is a gravity-operated dust control device consisting of pivotally mounted baffles and fixed metal deflectors. It controls fugitive dust when free-flowing bulk materials are being loaded and unloaded. The McGill dust supression baffle system can be used for a variety of dust-handling ...


    By McGill AirClean LLC

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