Our safety standards are among the highest in the industry and we have helped many of our customers improve safety in their operations.
50% Blasting Cycle Efficiency Improvement
Electronic detonation has transformed production efficiency at Newcrest’s underground Cracow Mine in central Queensland. Increased accuracy allowed firing of much larger blasts. The production benefits were tangible and the system reduced exposure of charge crews to the hazards of working next to a stope void.
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.
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.
Centralised Blasting Systems - An approach to Safety, Functionality and Efficiency
The implementation of Dyno Nobel's Centralised Blasting System supports both the safety of the mine employees during blasting and the elimination of misfires due to communication errors at firing time.
Custom Loading through Seams and Voids
The exact locations of voids indicated in the drill logs were investigated with a borehole camera for verification
Development of a Low Density Product For Reactive Ground Applications
TITAN® BLASTLITE has been developed as a solution for blasting relatively weak reactive ground that saves the customer over 40% in explosives consumption and 45% in explosives cost.
DYNOSPLIT Use for Clean High Wall
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.
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.
Highwall Stability Program
DynoConsult was able to provide this operator with the technical support needed to develop a modified drilling and blasting program which reduced near-field vibration impact on the highwall. The modified blast design also provided productivity gains by minimizing shovel tramming time and decreasing the downtime associated with blasting operations.
Improving Sublevel Caving
Dyno Nobel has modified the pre-charging practices at Ridgeway Gold Mine to deliver enhanced safety, reliability and blast outcomes.