Trenches are generally built for pipelines of oil, water, sewage, and cables. The nature of these installations and services often entails working in densely populated areas
Royex is ideal to increase controllability and safety for any blasting operation. Royex is ideal for breaking rock in tight spots in urban areas
Rock and Stone Quarrying
As a quarry blasting technique the Royex rock breaking system can be used both as a primary and secondary blast or rock breaking alternative. Since the system is very precise and causes minimal rock vibrations and fly rocks , drilling and blasting operations can be done simultaneously. This also means that efficient quarrying is possible close to other structures and in cities
Concrete breaking, cutting and demolition
Royex cartridges in small load weights and are ideal for removing concrete to expose the reinforcement structures for sawing and cutting. The cartridges are proven to break even heavy reinforced concrete using relatively small charge weights and cause minimal vibration, noise and impact on surroundings when initiated
Block stone blasting
Block or dimensional stone blasting is a very specific type of blasting where big slabs of rock is extracted and then post processed to become construction material or ornamental pieces.
What is generally required in this type of blasting is removal of fractures or introducing weak panes into the resulting block. This means that the explosive used must be very forgiving to the rock yet powerful enough to break it out.
Royex does exactly this. As Royex does not produce a shock wave upon initiation, the Royex cartridge splits the rock without generating cracks. This means that Royex can increase productivity for dimensional block stone quarries.
Another advantage of using Royex is that the product is water proof. This means that it may be used when the face is ready for blasting regardless of water content in the holes. This is a great advantage compared to black powder or low density ANFO.
The negligible vibration footprint of using Royex permits bench blasting in close proximity to roads, buildings and other sensitive structures and may often be carried out without affecting normal activities in the surrounding vicinity
The Royex rock breaking system is one of the few RBC systems in the world that has been successfully used in tunnel development. Royex has been used both in civil engineering projects where tunnels had to be developed with very sensitive methodology and in mining projects where logistics of 1.1D explosives where impossible or where rock conditions did not allow for detonating explosives.
Royex is ideally suited to secondary blasting applications. Due to the low presence of fly rock, dust and noise, oversize boulders and rock can be broken whilst normal operations continue. In addition nearby equipment such as crushers, haulers and drilling equipment will not need to be moved from the operating site
As the deflagration process eliminates the peak pressure behavior, the Royex system can effectively break rock underwater without destroying marine life (fish and other marine lifeforms)