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DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY in Casting Application
While casting percentages are important, one of the big drivers in several of the pits is NOx, given the proximity to the surrounding community. In this test, the emulsion produced a 26% cast to final number and the only NOx seemed to come from the area where the holes slumped. The TITAN® 50/50 shot produced a 28% cast to final with more NOx than the 100% emulsion shot.
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 in Quarry Blasting
The ground a this quarry is seamy in places creating situations where blends can migrate into the cracks. In some areas the bottom of the face contains very hard material with very soft/easy to break material in the middle of the hole. The quarry is in close proximity to neighbors so NOx and vibration are important considerations.
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.
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY Leads to Continuous Improvements
This mine improved safety, air quality, productivity, fragmentation and digability by using Differential Energy
DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY Technology Improves Fragmentation by 52.7%
Using an optimization study that covered a 20-month period in 2014 and 2015, the client found a high percentage of fines in the blasted stone. The client called in DynoConsult to help study the reasons and find a cost effective solution.
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.