NONEL SnapDet is a combination detonator which consists of an in-hole detonator on one end of the tube and a surface connection block on the other. NONEL SnapDet complements the NONEL UNIDET-system and simplifies the connection work without forgoing the possibility to give each particular blasthole its individual initiation time. Each hole in the round has the same type of NONEL SnapDet detonators. The delay beween the rows is obtained with SnapDet’s surface connection unit. Connection and delay between the rows is made with NONEL UNIDET εclip. The round is fired conventionally. One advantage with NONEL SnapDet is that stock keeping may be kept at a minimum level. Only one kind of SnapDet and one kind of εclip is required to carry out most blasts. In order to fully exploit the system´s range of possibilities, the worksite should have a standardized workcycle with recurrent drilling, charging and firing patterns. Such work sites are quarries, open pit mines and large construction sites. Note of safety! As the surface connector is connected to an in-hole detonator it is of utmost importance that the surface connector is not subjected to impact or squeezing during the charging operation. Such risk may be movement of equiment on the bench.
Published on Oct 26, 2008