Productivity and Cost Control
On the following pages, you will find real-world success stories where our industry experts have worked with our customers to deliver groundbreaking performance. Simple or complex, Dyno Nobel’s experienced people and specialized services can solve your blasting challenges.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY Yields Excellent Results
Initial test and shot results showed better muck pile distribution, a 10% reduction in powder while achieving an equivalent or better blasting result, holes were loaded based on pounds which proved to be much more accurate and holes were never stemmed prior to gassing completion as they often were before and explosive column height actually grew 8 to 9 feet.
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.
DigiShot® Plus Spooled Wire Reduces Loading Problems
Many blasters have different ways to deploy the wire into the blast holes. The 30° angled holes with an Emulsion/ANFO blend coating the footwall side of the hole makes it difficult to deploy the primer assembly smoothly. A better way to deliver the primer assembly into the blast hole was needed.
DynoConsult and DynoMiner™ Provide Underground Solution
In the course of the trials, DynoConsult performed a time study on the blast-related tasks, quantified the face advance and over-break limits, and calculated the potential cost savings through the use of the DynoMiner. The results of the trial convinced the mine operator that DynoConsult’s knowledge and the DynoMiner were the right solutions for their operation.
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.
Electronic Detonator Precision and TITAN® XL Emulsion Team up to Provide Increased Production
Looking for ways to increase production to meet growing market needs, one Appalachian coal operator chose to consult with Dyno Nobel. Through their local Dyno Nobel representative, a program was designed and implemented to utilize DigiShot electronic detonators and advanced gassed emulsion technology to maximize rock breakage and movement in overburden blasting operations.
Electronic Detonators Exceed Conventional NONEL® Limitations in Stopes
This mine in Washington State needed an initiation system that would not restrict them from blasting a much larger stope than they typically do, with a single hole initiation.
Electronic Detonators to Increase Underground Production Rates
Lac des Iles mine, in Canada, was wanting to expand its underground operations and increase its underground production rates.
Fines Reduction Project
The goal of the study was to achieve the best possible fragmentation with chemical blasting for costs and for bank ton yield from reduced fines. Customer had attended Quarry Academy and saw opportunity for applying principals discussed at QA to improve his operation and reduce costs.