Tighten your blast quality control with a VoD unit

A Velocity of Detonation (VoD) unit measures the speed at which an explosive detonates. This measurement is critical for efficiency, safety, and effectiveness.

By using a VoD unit, you can tighten your blast quality control by optimising and monitoring the performance of your explosives.

Here are some suggestions for how to do it:

  1. Choose the right VoD unit: Select a VoD unit that is suitable for your specific industry and application. There are various types of VoD units available in the market, so make sure you choose one that is accurate, reliable, and compatible with your explosives.
  2. Train your personnel: Ensure that the operators who will be using the VoD unit are properly trained on its operation and safety precautions. This includes understanding the principles of velocity of detonation, how to correctly set up the unit, and how to interpret the data it provides.
  3. Perform regular tests: Conduct routine tests on your explosives using the VoD unit to measure their detonation velocities. This will help you identify any inconsistencies in the manufacturing process and ensure that the explosives are performing at their optimal levels.
  4. Analyse the data: Use the data provided by the VoD unit to analyse the performance of your explosives. Determine if there are any trends or patterns that could indicate potential issues in your manufacturing process or storage conditions. This information can help you optimise the overall quality of your explosives.
  5. Implement improvements: Based on the data and insights gathered, identify areas where you can make improvements to your manufacturing process, storage conditions, or choice of explosive materials. Implement these changes to tighten your blast quality control and ensure consistent, high-quality results.
  6. Maintain your VoD unit: Regularly inspect and maintain your VoD unit to ensure it remains in good working condition. This includes checking for any signs of wear or damage, and calibrating the unit as needed.


ShotTrack VoD 305

The ShotTrack VoD unit is versatile meaning you can use it in any number of industry applications. It’s portable, easy to use and delivers a high level of accuracy ensuring that the data you’re collecting is helping to enhance the safety and efficiency of your blasting operations and ensure that your explosives are consistently performing at their optimal levels.

This compact and robust little unit is also easy to use and with your own VoD test you can reduce the time needed to investigate any issues and the additional cost to get an expert on site that might result in changing blast designs and increasing costs.

If you’d like more information on our VoD units get in touch with us at: info@shottrack.com.au

Or go straight to our product shop and place your order today.