See the stories below to find out how we helped make our Metal customers more productive and save downstream costs.
Electronic Detonators Exceed Conventional NONEL Limitations in Stopes
This mine needed an initiation system that would not restrict them from blasting a much larger stope than what they typically do, with a single hole initiation.
Electronic Wins Blast-Off at Sunrise Dam
Dyno Nobel’s trial at Sunrise Dam set out to measure the practical superiority of the HotShot® electronic detonator system over the existing NONEL® shocktube system. AngloGold Ashanti’s Engineering and Geology Department selected sites of consistent geology. The blast results were recorded using video footage, vibration monitoring throughout the mine, spot heights of muck-pile swell to provide heave profile graphs and PITRAM data.
Electronics Boosts Performance Cuts Costs at the Savannah Project
The engineering team at Panoramic Resources found that with proper shot design, greatly improved fragmentation, with correspondingly less over-break, is achievable in addition to minimizing damaging ground vibration.
Fragmentation Modeling in Underground Application
The fragmentation model produced by DynoConsult for this platinum mine in the Western United States showed a matrix of various hole diameters, burdens and spacing and the expected fragmentation results. This matrix allowed the operation to determine which parameters will best achieve the desired downstream results.
HotShot Induces Breakthrough in Cave Propagation
Dyno Nobel, together with Harmony and 360 Drilling, developed an innovative drill and blast solution to promote cave propagation and improve safety. Taking into consideration the mine’s unique features, Dyno Nobel’s expertise showed how a smart design with HotShot® electronic detonators would allow the span to be increased.
How Dyno Nobel Reduced $40 per Tonne on Explosive Costs
Dyno Nobel has been an industry leader in introducing technology that utilizes mine waste oil in blasting agents. Our customers have realized substantial savings achieved through the direct replacement of 50% of the fuel (DFO) cost for blasting. In addition, the technology has delivered further cost and environmental gains to our customers through the elimination of storing, handling or shipping used oil to a third party for re-refining or disposal
Improved Fragmentation and Digging Results
When Newcrest approached Dyno Nobel with the idea of blasting a 150m long vertical up-hole, the enormity of the project was quickly realised. Conventional loading techniques and products were not suitable for such an undertaking. So a period of design and innovation ensued. During this development period, specifically designed products such as TITAN® BPC, custom made SmartShot® detonators and innovative pumping solutions were devised, put into action and rigorously tested.
Improved Fragmentation for Road Development
As a new mine starting up development, this gold mine in Northern Ontario used much of the blasted rock for infrastructure in building up roads and construction pads. After the changes by DynoConsult, operators visually noticed an increase in fragmentation, easier mucking and reduction in oversize while building the roads and pads with blasted rock.
Improved Fragmentation Results in Higher Productivity for Newcrest
When Newcrest approached Dyno Nobel with the idea of blasting a 150m long vertical up-hole, the enormity of the project was quickly realised. Conventional loading techniques and products were not suitable for such an undertaking. So a period of design and innovation ensued. During this development period, specifically designed products such as TITAN® BPC, custom made SmartShot® detonators and innovative pumping solutions were devised, put into action and rigorously tested
Increasing Productivity through Improved Blast Design
Improved blasting practices and milling solutions have shown potential to boost grinding circuit efficiency at the Porgera Joint Venture gold mine in the Papuan Highlands. Approximately 15% increase in Sag mill throughput was recognized during the field trials of Mine-to-Mill optimization project lead by DynoConsult.