Dyno Nobel system provides blasters, engineers greater control

By |  October 16, 2019
Dyno Nobel says its new system can improve shovel dig rates, improve crusher throughput and lower overall drill and blast costs. Photo courtesy of Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel says its new system can improve shovel dig rates, improve crusher throughput and lower overall drill and blast costs. Photo courtesy of Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel launched a software system that utilizes data to allow targeted placement of energy in blastholes.

The system, which Dyno Nobel identifies as ΔE_2, is enabled by DynoLogix, the company’s in-truck control panel.

The new software system utilizes data from outside sources, such as drills, face profiles or other data that characterizes rock properties to allow targeted placement of energy in the blasthole. The ΔE_2 system can also send loading instructions directly to the pump truck control system, ensuring boreholes are loaded as designed.

According to Dyno Nobel, this gives control back to engineers and blasters.

In addition, Dyno Nobel says the system can improve shovel dig rates, improve crusher throughput and lower overall drill and blast costs. Furthermore, the system can improve operator efficiency by simplifying the loading process and allowing explosives’ energy to be accurately placed in the blasthole. This, in turn, can reduce oversize and fines, Dyno Nobel says.

The ΔE_2 Pre-Load desktop software, part of the new ΔE_2 system, allows users to precisely place energy within the shot and can be used by blasters and engineers to optimize energy placement within each borehole in the shot. The system can import data from multiple sources, including from the Dyno Nobel mobile suite of applications that can create shot designs, to allow users an easy way to control the loading of a blast.

Users can view powder factors that can be changed on the fly, giving engineers and blasters the ability to understand explosives usage prior to loading the shot and enabling them to control the actual shot cost.

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