Our bulk explosives are the most efficient way to break large masses of rock. Formulations tailored to specific geologic conditions and customer needs.
Achieving Economic and Safety Benefits at the Development Face
This trial at the Newmont/Byrnecut Invicta Mine proved that the direct cost of charging development faces using emulsion was similar to that of ANFO with a comparable rate of advance, but with a lower overall total cost of advance
Controlling Fume Generation with TITAN 9000xero
Dyno Nobel developed TITAN 9000xero to provide a practical, innovative and reliable solution for reducing post blast fume (NOx) when blasting in wet/damp, soft or fractured ground conditions. The product is based on TITAN 9000 emulsion with the inclusion of a bulk additive. The result is a high emulsion content, reduced weight strength bulk explosive. TITAN 9000xero can be delivered through a standard mobile processing unit (MPU) into the blasthole via auger or pump.
Development Optimisation Leads to Reduced Overbreak and Cycle Efficiencies
Various elements of drill and blast were evaluated in order to establish standards to optimise the development cycle.
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.
Improving Sublevel Caving
Dyno Nobel has modified the pre-charging practices at Ridgeway Gold Mine to deliver enhanced safety, reliability and blast outcomes.
Is One Booster as Good as Two?
This company requested that DynoConsult® conduct velocity of detonation measurements to determine if one 400 gram booster would be sufficient for the product to reach steady state velocity.
Nitrate Leaching TITAN XL 1000
AN Prill is adversely affected by water so a series of Lab tests were developed to measure static water leaching of different TITAN emulsion blends to show the effects that water can have on bulk explosives.
Product Performance Verified with VOD
The customer believed the visible NOx fumes they were experience was limited to poor emulsion performance.
Step Change Results in Significant Value Added Solution
Reducing slumping, NOx, and overall costs while maintaining load rates using TITAN® XL 1000 and DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY®
TITAN XL 1000 G Used to Eliminate NOx
Products that have shown to reduce NOx generation are typically lower density products than what is often used for cast blasting. The lower density results in less energy and the effective cast benefit is reduced. The goal is to find a product that will shoot clean and evaluate the cost versus cast benefit.
TITAN XL 1000 Yields Excellent Results
Many of the quarries are located very close to populated areas. The primary mineral deposits in this region is limestone and much of it is well laminated with a significant amount of cracks and seams in the formations.
TITAN XL for Wet Blasting Conditions
TITAN XL emulsion was utilised as a water resistant product that could be chemically gassed to various lower densities. Instead of the 1.30 gm/cc density of the 50/50 blend, TITAN XL was brought down to 1.10 gm/cc. The product is pumped through a hose placed in the hole. This eliminates the need to de-water the blastholes.
Underground Loading Process Improvement
Our evaluations of ANFO and Titan 7000 loading practices helped blaster’s visualise the inside of a horizontal development hole during loading and demonstrated best loading practices. When compared, these evaluations also demonstrated Titan 7000’s higher loading density and superior water resistance compared to ANFO.
Understanding Blast Hole Explosive Column Rise using TITAN Gassing Technology
By utilizing the TITAN Calculator, blasters can visually see what the expected bore hole rise will be based on hole depth and density. Based on this technology a load sheet was created and provided to the operator so that he could actually load the hole based on pounds required verses collar height.
Using Low Density Explosives in Iron Ore Applications
Dyno Nobel developed BlastLite® and TITAN® as cost effective solutions for blasting weak to medium strength rock in Iron Ore mines. Both these products have the potential to significantly reduce powder factors and therefore, the overall cost of blasting.
Waste Oil Fuel Blends Deliver Cost Reduction
Waste oil fuel blends deliver up to a 25% fuel oil cost reduction for bulk explosives.