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For More Information:

Ken Eltschlager
Mining/Explosives Engineer

keltschlager@osmre.gov
(412) 937-2169


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Blast Log Evaluation Program (BLEP) Software

Description

BLEP is designed to perform a single hole, worse-case analysis. Its strength is its ability to help spot blasts with potential flyrock problems and to help gauge compliance with ground vibration and airblast limits.

This program is meant to provide the inspector or blasting specialist with a tool to evaluate from 2 to 50 blast logs. All data are taken from the blast log.

Fact Sheet

No fact sheet available.

Users

Blasting Inspectors and Blasting Specialists

Software Download

BLEP software download. The download is a self-extracting zipped file.

Uses

Engineers and Blasting Specialists

  • Single hole, worse-case blast analysis
  • Data are cross tabulated and graphically plotted
  • Evaluation of data cross tabulates with the reported values
  • Identifying blasts with flyrock potential
  • Help identify blast design, quality control or explosive performance problems
  • Characterizes site specific data trends
  • Compared data with historical data trends

Inspectors

  • Focuses inspectors on the most important blasting parameters
  • Gauges compliance with ground vibration and airblast limits
  • Rule violation graphics
  • Helps focus inspections in permit areas where blasting practices are most risky
  • Identifies blasts with flyrock potential
  • Cross checks data fields for reporting accuracy

Training

No training information listed.

Vendor Information

No vendor information listed.

Contacts for Software Help

NAME STATE, TRIBE, OSMRE OFFICE PHONE EMAIL
Ken Eltschlager OSMRE-AR (412) 937 - 2169 keltschlager@osmre.gov
Rick Lamkie PA (814) 472 - 1885 rlamkie@state.pa.us

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