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Close Proximity Construction Blasting
DynoConsult helped this hydroelectric power station in southern Vermont solve unique construction challenges to increase electric production and efficiency for the town.
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.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY in Truck Shovel Overburden
As part of a continuous improvement process, DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY has been introduced in the Truck/Shovel areas of the pit for trials. Multiple areas have been tested utilizing different densities on the top and bottom of the hole. The holes were then loaded with the same amount of explosives, or less, but due to the lower densities the explosives column height has been increased to improve energy distribution in the blast hole.
Minimizing Off Site Blast Effects
By using site-specific seismic modeling that determined optimum firing sequences on a shot by shot basis, off-site vibration effects were minimized and additional gains in overall blast efficiency led to better fragmentation, faster truck cycle times, reduced oversize, increased pattern geometry, elimination of decking and the ability to increase shot size.
New Alternatives for Pipeline Construction
Utilization of Signature Hole Analysis combined with DigiShot® electronic detonators demonstrated how close proximity blasting can be achieved even with very conservative vibration limitations.
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.
Reduced Blasting Complaints
At this Powder River Basin coal mine, pit development was moving blasting operations closer to an adjacent community. Blast event complaints and concerns over blast effects threatened to cause this western coal mine to look at radical changes to their blasting program.
Seismograph Analysis Eliminates Complaints
As mining encroaches on neighboring properties, the need to develop a vibration monitoring program became paramount.
Signature Hole Analysis & DigiShot® Plus Reduce Blasting Complaints
Matching delay firing times to the local geology eliminates neighbor complaints while improving productivity.
Signature Hole Analysis for Vibration Control
The challenge for this mine is coming up with delay timing that gives optimum performance without exceeding the limit of 5 inches per second PPV at the well.