What is a blasting mat or BLAST MAT?
Size: From 1m x 1m up to 3.2m x 7m
Weight: 60 kg up to 1300 kg. Average Weight/Area ratio ~63 kg/m2
Material: used thick truck tires (steel cord) OR very thick tractor tires (textile cord)
Wiring: certified galvanized steel cable ISO 9001. Various stitching options
Lifting handled: single or double loop 14 mm galvanized steel wire
Lifetime of the blasting mat
We are often asked: What is the lifetime of your blasting mat?
The life of a blasting mat depends on how you design your blasts. If you rely only on the blasting mats to stop flyrock, no mat will last long. If you design so that flyrock is not created in the first place, with the mats only as “insurance”, the mats will last a long time – a year or more sometimes.
With flyrock, prevention is better than interception!
This is the answer we received from our main customer in Hong Kong after forwarding the same question. This company acquired more than 500 tons of blasting mats from us. They are still used on various sites in Hong Kong area.