Abstract

A method of breaking up a structure for the recovery of steel as scrap. The structure has steel plates forming a compartment secured to framing in the compartment. The method includes at least partially filling the compartment with a substantially incompressible substance and placing explosive in the substance in the compartment. The explosive is sufficient and adapted on detonation thereof to pressurize the compartment to the extent of causing separation of the plates from the framing. The method further includes detonating the explosive.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Patent Application Number

US09/903,198

Patent Number

US6530325B2

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Shapiro Brothers, Inc., All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2003

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