Original Paper

UDC 662.271:622.235 V.S. Zykov, D.N. Batrakov, A.I. Basarnov, A.I. Nesterenko, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) Ugol Russian Coal Journal, 2022, S12, pp. 37-43





Zykov V.S.1, Batrakov D.N.1, Basarnov A.I.1, Nesterenko A.I.1

1JSC Scientific Center of VostNII for Industrial and Environmental Safety in the Mining industry, Kemerovo, 650002, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Zykov V.S., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director General for Scientific Work, email:

Batrakov D.N., Head of the Explosion Safety Laboratory, email:

Basarnov A.I., Researcher at the Laboratory of Safety of Explosive Works, email:

Nesterenko A.I., Engineer of the Explosion Safety Laboratory, email:


Currently, the branches of JSC Kuzbassrazrezugol are working to optimize drilling and blasting operations in order to increase the efficiency of mining operations and reduce negative manifestations of industrial mass explosions carried out at open-pit mining sites. In this regard, pilot explosions were carried out in the areas of open mining operations of the organization. This article presents the results of instrumental measurements performed during pilot industrial explosions at open-pit mining sites of branches of JSC Kuzbassrazrezugol.

The purpose of the study was to check the reliability of the criteria for assessing the danger of negative manifestations of mass explosions at the facilities selected for pilot explosions.


Open mining operations, Industrial mass explosions, Shock air wave, Seismic impact, Well charge, Soil vibrations, Spreading of rock pieces.


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The research was performed as part of Activity No.1 of the Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle, approved by Order No. 1144- of the Government of the Russian Federation as of May 11, 2022, and Agreement No. 075-15-2022-1185 as of September 28, 2022, on providing grants from the federal budget in the form of subsidies in accordance with Item 4 of Article 78.1 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation.

For citation

Zykov V.S., Batrakov D.N., Basarnov A.I.& Nesterenko A.I. Instrumental studies of reliability of hazard criteria of mass explosions in Kuzbass open-pit mining sites for surrounding objects and the environment. Ugol, 2022, (S12), pp. 37-43. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-S12-37-43.

Paper info

Received November 1, 2022

Reviewed November 15, 2022

Accepted November 30, 2022