Vanadium Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise of Kachkanar tests new equipment

Vanadium Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise of Kachkanar JSC, part of Evraz Group, is carrying out acceptance tests of a new type of primed demolition blocks.

By order of Rostekhnadzor, the pilot lot of the blocks manufactured from ballistite-type propellant is to be tested at the company’s explosives production plant within a week. It is the second pilot lot of primers received by the Enterprise, both lots come from Bashkiria. According to the order of the Enterprise, the manufacturer made the primed demolition blocks more secure and efficient by placing them into plastic cartridges.

The acceptance test results are expected to determine whether this new kind of blocks could be used in the company’s open pits. During the tests, the Enterprise technicians are going to pay special attention to the operational safety level of the tested articles. This was reported by PR-department of Evraz Group.


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