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COMPANY PROFILE:

PRECISION BLASTING SERVICES was founded in 1973 by Calvin J. Konya, Ph.D. to provide the blasting industry with unbiased consulting services to reduce blasting costs and increase efficiency. The company has become the leader in its field in the USA and because of its advanced technology has become known as the consultants' consultant. It is the consulting firm used by the professionals when they need help.

The consulting services provide unique measurement equipment and analysis techniques. The training seminars are the "standard" used by industry and government in the USA and Canada. The blast design software written for IBM-PC and compatible computers is recognized and used worldwide. PBS has its own laboratory for explosives and initiator testing.

COMPANY PRESIDENT:

The founder and president, Calvin J. Konya received his Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He was a professor at Ohio State University doing blasting research and teaching in explosives and blasting, and has four decades of worldwide field experience.

Dr. Konya was the founder and first president of the International Society of Explosive Engineers.

LISTING OF SERVICES:

BLAST DESIGN FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY VIBRATION MONITORING AND CONTROL
  • Planning of Blasting Programs
  • Blasting Performance Maintenance Programs
  • Blasting Systems Optimization
  • Precision Presplitting
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Precise Vibration Control
  • Preblast Surveys
  • Public Relations
RESEARCH TRAINING
  • Explosive Materials
  • Initiators
  • Blasting Techniques
  • Computer Modeling
  • Seminars for Managers and Supervisors
  • Blaster Training
  • "Hands On" Field Courses
EXPERT SERVICES BLASTING SOFTWARE ANALYSIS
  • Litigation Support 
  • Blasting Complaint
  • Computer Aided Blasting Error/Accident Analysis
  • Blasting Safety and Accident Prevention
  • Software Packages for Blast Design
  • Vibration Control