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Explosives Safety and Security Critical for Aggregates Producers

The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) plays a vital role in regulating and educating the explosives industry and in protecting the public from inadequate storage and security. Federal explosives law and regulations provide requirements and standards for the secure storage of explosives materials. To maximize the effects of regulatory compliance, the following voluntary suggestions, developed in partnership with the International Makers of Explosives and the International Society of Explosives Engineers, may serve as a helpful guide.

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Reporting Explosives Theft or Loss

Report thefts or loss of explosive materials to the United States Bomb Data Center (USBDC) 800-461-8841 or 888-283-2662 (ATF-BOMB). The USBDC staff is available to provide guidance to industry members on how to complete properly reports of a theft or loss. In the event that missing explosives are found, or stolen explosives are recovered and returned, please notify the USBDC and any local authorities to whom the initial report of loss was made. The USBDC is responsible for tracking all stolen, lost and recovered explosives.

Brunner & Lay Extends Thread Life

Brunner & Lay offers the Dual Drive Bolter Steel. According to the company, the revolutionary design of the Dual Drive Bolter Steel isolates the threads from bending forces created by bit deflection while drilling, greatly reducing the stress on threads.

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ISEE Needs You

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) is now accepting nominations for board of directors seats and annual awards.

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Self-Contained Hydraulic Crawler Drill

Hütte Bohrtechnik offers a self-contained, fully hydraulic crawler drill rig. Similar in size to its HBR 203 model, the Hütte HBR 202 comes with an onboard electric or diesel motor, without need for a separate power supply.

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