See our success stories in the coal industry.
Improved Digability, Reduced Vibration in Truck Shovel Operation
Reduced vibration allows mine to disregard scaled distance limitations.
Improved Digability, Reducued Vibration in Truck Shovel Operation
The close proximity of both power lines and railroad tracks caused this mine to adopt blast designs that did not result in optimum digging rates for shovels. Use of scaled distance calculations required multiple decking that did nothing to aid in digability while having marginal impact on vibration at key structures. The use of SHA (Signature Hole Analysis) and electronic detonators allowed the mine to dial in optimum timing sequences regardless of the number of holes per delay, resulting in reduced vibration and better digging rates allowing for faster removal of overburden.
Improving Cast and Saving Time and Money
Results of cast blast in large western U.S. coal mines have shown a significant increase in effective cast, resulting in cost savings that more than compensated for the cost of using a value-added electronic initiation system.
Recovering Revenue through Coal Loss Protection
After two and half years, working in two large open pit coal mines in Australia – a systematic process was developed to understand the site specific mechanisms and geological conditions that promote coal loss.
Through Seam Blasting
Through Seam Blasting improves mining efficiency by making it possible to blast through one or more coal seams during a single blast event. With precision timing, the mine was able to recover coal in a pit that had been dormant for 15 years due to the challenge of steeply dipping coal seams.
Waste Oil Fuel Blends Deliver Cost Reduction
Waste oil fuel blends deliver up to a 25% fuel oil cost reduction for bulk explosives.