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Academy of Explosives Technology


Academy of Explosives Technology

Academy of Explosives Technology

Northmead, , South Africa

Education Products - Services,
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The oldest established training institution in explosives & blasting technology in South Africa, with recognition from major explosives manufacturers, with many students countrywide. Our blasting courses are certificated by Technikon South Africa. Our lecturers have over 30 years experience in armaments, commercial explosives manufacturing, demolitions and hot furnace blasting.

Enroll at any time during the year
Write exams when you are ready

Distance education is a cost effective means of study

Study material continually updated
Well trained lecturers
Specialist lecturers used where required
Comprehensive & structured lecture notes
Notes are availabe in paper or CD format
Easy communication with us by email

Our Clients:
Our major clients are Alexcor, Alpha Carbonates, Alpha Stone, AmcOal, Amplats, Blasting & Excavating, Lafarge, Bulk Mining Explosives, Concor, De Beers, Venetia Mining, Denel, Duiker Mining, Exploteck, Grinaker, Group Five, James Sydney, LTA, Moolman Mining, Murray & Roberts, Optimum Colliery, Prima Klipbrekers, Rhino Andalusite, S A Navy, Bosveld Bore, Andru Mining, New Vaal Colliery, Sasol, Down-to-Earth Blasters, Jet Drill & Blast, Samrec, Dantex, Rock Movers, DBE Mining, Blast Management & Consulting, Associated Manganese.

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Academy of Explosives Technology - South Africa based training institution in explosives and blasting technology. COURSE : CERTIFICATE IN SURFACE BLASTING TECHNOLOGY This course is a correspondence course ie. By distance education. Modules can be taken individually or all three simultaneously. For each module, an assignment must be completed. We evaluate and return your assignments. When all three assignments have been successfully completed, the one and final exam is written for all 3 modules. The exam can be written at your place of work. Certificate carries Technikon SA certification. Suitable: For Personnel involved in managing, planning or executing surface blasting operations. The course must be completed in one year or less, starting from the date of enrolment. Longer study period is subject to a re-enrolment (re-enrolment fee applicable). Course Content: MODULE 1 - EXPLOSIVES TECHNOLOGY MODULE 2 - PROPERTIES OF EXPLOSIVES MODULE 3 - DRILLING PRACTICE COURSE : ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BLASTING Suitable: For qualified blasting personnel who wish to move on to an advanced level of blast design 3-Day intensive course - presented by African Explosives Limited (AEL) under our auspices. Based on AEL's well respected Explosives Engineer's course. Certificated by Technikon SA. Presented at a location near Modderfontein. Dates set when sufficient numbers have booked. Ask for your name to be preliminary noted for next course. When a date has been set, you will be requeted to confirm attendance. Course Content: EXPLOSIVES STRENGTH INITIATING SYSTEMS BLAST DESIGN (practical aspects) ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS BLAST MEASUREMENT FRAGMENTATION PERIMETER BLASTING SAFETY COURSE : 2-DAY BLASTING Suitable: For site agents / civil technicians & engineers / civil engineering foremen / management 2-day attendance course - can be held on your own premises. Student numbers limited to 8. Dates set up when sufficient numbers have enrolled or to suit applicants/employers Course Content DAY ONE : Explosive terminology / strength of explosives / explosives properties / Initiation systems / detonators / detonating cord & shock tube / cost of explosives DAY TWO : Blast site terminology / burden distance / fly rock / effect of delays / Stemming / blast covering / charge calculations / drilling patterns/ drilling errors COURSE : MATHS REFRESHER Suitable: For Students who require a maths and physics refresher in order to meet the requirements for African Explosives Limited's EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERS' and our joint ADVANCED BLASTING courses. However, other individuals who wish to improve their basic maths skills, may also attend. (Contact person at AEL, Modderfontein = Mr John Truter) Presentation will be over 4 days on a one-day per month basis (or as required). Students will be required to complete a number of exercises at home, after each class. These exercises will be discussed at the next class. At the end of the course, a 2-hour exam will be set with a pass mark of 60%.

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Academy of Explosives Technology

36 Aerodrome Drive
Northmead - 1501 () South Africa

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