See the stories below to find out how we helped make our Metal customers more productive and save downstream costs.
Application Technology - 3D Blast Modeling
The results of the HSBM 3D Blast Model analysis showed the blast pattern proposed by the DynoConsult would allow no fly to leave the blast area at this Midwest USA iron mine. Based on the results of the blast modeling the blast pattern was employed in the field. As predicted by the HSBM 3D Blast Model analysis no flyrock entered the lake and no material left the blast site.
The engineering team at Panoramic Resources found that with proper shot design, greatly improved fragmentation, with correspondingly less over-break, is achievable in addition to minimizing damaging ground vibration.
Breakthrough in Cave Propagation
Dyno Nobel, together with Harmony and 360 Drilling, developed an innovative drill and blast solution to promote cave propagation and improve safety. Taking into consideration the mine’s unique features, Dyno Nobel’s expertise showed how a smart design with HotShot® electronic detonators would allow the span to be increased.
Controlled Blast Design in Wet or Dry Conditions
Dyno Nobel’s Z-Bar™ product has been designed as a contour charge for firing both lifter and perimeter blastholes. Prior to commercial release, Z-Bar was rigorously tested at both the Byrnecut Jundee and Placer Dome Bullant sites. At each site, a side-by-side method was used to test the performance of the Z-Bar against the existing products. Z-Bar Edge and Lifter were easier to handle and quicker to load than traditional products used. These trials achieved the project’s goals for handling and blast performance results.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY in Chile Iron Ore Mine Provides Significant Cost Savings
In March 2020 Dyno Nobel Chile carried out four test blasts with the DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY System (hereinafter ΔE) in an Iron Mine. We call ΔE a system (Image 1), because it is a combination of the TITAN® ΔE line of bulk explosives in addition to the exclusive technology of DYNOBULK® trucks that include the software and hardware necessary to implement ΔE.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY in Iron Ore Mining
he use of Dyno Nobel’s new Differential Energy Bulk Delivery Systems technology provides large iron ore mining companies with a unique and innovative bulk emulsion loading approach, that will allow drilling pattern expansion while reducing or maintaining powder factors and explosives costs.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY in Metal Mine
Dyno Nobel currently supplies this metal mine market with TITAN® XL 1000. This particular mine has been successfully using this technology for over 5 years in wet hole conditions and hard rock locations while utilizing ANFO in dry softer areas of the mine. The objective of this study was to see if greater savings could be realized utilizing TITAN emulsions in all areas of the mine.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY Leads to Continuous Improvements
This mine improved safety, air quality, productivity, fragmentation and digability by using Differential Energy
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY™ (∆E) in Surface Gold Mining
Dyno Nobel’s TITAN 1000∆E was trialed over a period of four (4) months at AngloGold Ashanti's Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. (CC&V) in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
DigiShot® Plus Allows Mine to Increase Blast Holes—Increasing Productivity
A mine situated in the Timmins Ontario Porcupine gold mine camp was looking to remove as much higher grade ore from the mine as possible.