At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to Zero Harm for Everyone, Everywhere. We believe that all work related injuries, illnesses and environmental incidents are preventable. Our goal is to be a valued supplier and member of the communities in which we operate
Black Star Powers Ahead in Safety and Efficiency using Electronic Initiation
In March 2010, Black Star Mine decided to move from NONEL® pyrotechnic initiation systems to SmartShot® electronic detonators. This change eliminated unknown misfires and associated safety risks, improved the drill and blast processes, and provided complete visibility throughout the blasting cycle.
Custom Loading through Seams and Voids
The exact locations of voids indicated in the drill logs were investigated with a borehole camera for verification.
Electronic Initiation Sparks a Surge in Safety and Efficiency at George Fisher Mine
The safety benefits realized by this mine included reduced exposure of personnel to vertical edges, less overbreak and improved post-blast ground conditions. The main production benefits were a more flexible stope design process, larger blasts resulting in more conventional dirt for the mucking units, fewer re-drills and quicker stope cycle times.
Reduced Protection in Blasting Due to Better Control of Loading
DynoConsult was called in to determine best course of action for resuming operations.
Use of Dyno Nobel Blast Design, DigiShot® Detonators and DYNOSPLIT® C
This Northeast aggregate quarry typically blasts using 6.5” holes on a large pattern for their aggregate needs. Future plans include moving the primary crusher from the current location into the pit. This would require a clean final wall for traffic safety.
Use of Electronic Detonators to Minimize Risks Associated with Blasting
Eliminating flyrock and misfires are necessary improvements needed for expansion at this quarry.