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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.
Controlling Block Movement of Coal
Many mines use cast blasting to reduce the quantity of waste material handled by draglines. This technique utilizes the explosive energy to cast a portion of the overburden into the spoil pile without the need for subsequent handling. Cast blasting can also lead to an increase in blast induced coal loss unless the blast design is appropriately developed to minimize this negative impact.
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.
Controlling Vibration Damage
The ability of HotShot® electronic initiation system’s ability to maintain the integrity of highwalls was demonstrated in a test at Newcrest’s Telfer gold mine.
Conversion from Traditional Initiation to Modern Initiation
Inconsistent breakage & complaints from vibration off the blast events motivate two Indiana limestone quarry customers to convert from detonating cord and slider cast boosters to DigiShot® electronics and Spartan® cast boosters.
Custom Loading through Seams and Voids
The exact locations of voids indicated in the drill logs were investigated with a borehole camera for verification
This underground mine in the Southeast United States wanted to develop a decline from one level of the mine to another in order to shorten haulage distances. Lacking expertise within the company for the development of blast design for declines, the customer contacted DynoConsult® for assistance.
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.
Development Optimisation Leads to Reduced Overbreak and Cycle Efficiencies
Various elements of drill and blast were evaluated in order to establish standards to optimise the development cycle.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY Applied to Improve Fragmentation
Optimizing fragmentation to improve downstream operations