Productivity and Cost Control
On the following pages, you will find real-world success stories where our industry experts have worked with our customers to deliver groundbreaking performance. Simple or complex, Dyno Nobel’s experienced people and specialized services can solve your blasting challenges.
DynoConsult and DynoMiner Provide Underground Solution
In the course of the trials, DynoConsult performed a time study on the blast-related tasks, quantified the face advance and over-break limits, and calculated the potential cost savings through the use of the DynoMiner. The results of the trial convinced the mine operator that DynoConsult’s knowledge and the DynoMiner were the right solutions for their operation.
DynoConsult BOT Process Helps Iron Ore Producer Reduce Blasting Costs
Using DynoConsult blast auditing tools, areas targeted for improvement were identified. Using the Six Sigma® methodology, processes were put into place to measure and analyze various segments of the drill/blast cycle. The BOT program implemented key changes and tracked results to insure gains were identified and maintained.
DynoConsult DigiShot Electronic Detonators Reduce Cost for Appalachian Coal Mine
Both blasting and mining processes are statistical by nature. By using computer tracking tools to analyze coal extraction and recovery processes on a day to day basis, DynoConsult was able to document and quantify precision electronic initiation as a primary productivity driver that impacts both dozer and front-end loader efficiency.
DynoMiner® Advance Streamlines Blasting Efficiency
The Xstrata Nickel Cosmos mining operation in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia is experiencing the benefits of the DynoMiner Advance first hand. Using TITAN® 7000 gassed emulsion technology, the rugged and compact DynoMiner Advance system significantly increased performance and dramatically reduced costs.
Electronic Detonator Precision Allows Multiple Priming to Improve Fragmentation
Observations of the blasted material after detonation showed a definite difference in overall fragmentation and oversize. The side of the blast with primers programmed to fire at the same time showed better fragmentation and reduced oversize. Mucking of the blasted material confirmed the initial observations made at the time of the blast event.
Electronic Detonator Precision and Titan Xl Emulsion Team Up to Provide Increased Production
Looking for ways to increase production to meet growing market needs, one Appalachian coal operator chose to consult with Dyno Nobel. Through their local Dyno Nobel representative, a program was designed and implemented to utilize DigiShot® electronic detonators and advanced gassed emulsion technology to maximize rock breakage and movement in overburden blasting operations.
Electronic Detonator Precision and TITAN® XL Emulsion Team up to Provide Increased Production
Looking for ways to increase production to meet growing market needs, one Appalachian coal operator chose to consult with Dyno Nobel. Through their local Dyno Nobel representative, a program was designed and implemented to utilize DigiShot electronic detonators and advanced gassed emulsion technology to maximize rock breakage and movement in overburden blasting operations.
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 Detonators to Increase Underground Production Rates
Lac des Iles mine, in Canada, was wanting to expand its underground operations and increase its underground production rates.
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.