New tools in BlastLogic 2.1 optimise drill and blast

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Major global operations are taking advantage of tailored BlastLogic solutions to reliably achieve greater accuracy in the critical drill and blast process. Upgrades in the latest BlastLogic release help operations improve mineral recovery through streamlined drill and blast design, tracking and analysis.

Connecting fleet systems, explosives loading and initiation, and production management and reporting systems allows continual improvement both upstream and downstream from the drill and blast process.

BlastLogic enables operations to make blast design and implementation decisions with reference to mine plans, geology and geotechnical data.

BlastLogic 2.1 tools create both pyrotechnic and electronic tie-ups, providing visual feedback on design effectiveness. Electronic initiation systems offer finer timing control and reduced misfire potential, increasing safety and reducing excessive vibration and noise.

Users can make small hole-to-hole and row-to-row changes which account for actual drilling, charging and stemming positions. This helps ensure optimum performance in safety and fragmentation for every blast.

Hole temperature logging in BlastLogic 2.1 allows the last known temperature, previous temperature and change in temperature to be entered via Tablet or Desktop. Hole temperature can be viewed or edited, and dip, backfill and charge sheets show temperatures in hole tabular view.

BlastLogic allows informed analysis and modelling of drill and blast. Cost-savings can be achieved through expanding the blast pattern and reducing explosives use without compromising blast performance.

The intuitive BlastLogic interface allows users to quickly design blast tie-ups which allow explosives to be individually detonated and timed to the millisecond. Auto-fill enhancements duplicate a row design across multiple rows with a single mouse drag.

Drill and blast engineers can complete tie-up design faster. Tie-up sheets are easily exported and shared across operational departments. Blast crews can access printouts showing how to tie-up blasts.

A new OData service supports customised reporting, allowing operations to track and monitor data against their drill and blast KPIs to improve productivity.

Maptek invests heavily in solutions to help operations maximise efficiency. A solid track record in identifying customer issues guides R&D efforts. Enhancements in the drill and blast process lead to streamlined mine processes and improved mineral recovery.

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