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Optimising cost and scheduling through greater blast control
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Minimising overbreak and improving control of the blasted profile reduces costs and optimises scheduling, delivering positive benefit to the bottom line. Assets utilisation and cycle times are enhanced with reduced requirement for ground support and haulage of excess muck.
Orica manages all aspects of charging to agreed terms, design and schedule.
Products and delivery system are operated and supported by experienced underground blasting technicians.
Orica bulk systems are designed and refined for the underground environment, with quality assurance controls.
Orica service will deliver increased efficiency in development which can be transformed to increased advance or reduced development cost.
Water resistant packaged explosive designed for priming applications in surface and underground mining and general blasting applications.
Provides superior blast performance in wet conditions and allows energy to be tailored for optimised mining productivity and mill throughput.
A high energy column explosive designed for priming applications. Cartridges can be split during tamping to maximise coupling and bulk strength.
Water resistant nature and high detonation velocity enable the product to be used as a primer for the initiation ANFO columns.
Delivers greater energy to perform effectively as a column charge in very hard rock or as a bottom charge in soft rock.
Entry level water resistant packaged explosive designed for priming applications, and a medium energy column explosive.
Transforming used oil to emulsion explosives.
Designed to create clean walls and is ideal for perimeter blasting, trimming and pre-splitting.
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SHOTPlus™ Underground’s advanced blast design and modelling technologies enable users to design, visualise and analyse complex blast initiation sequences across underground mining applications.
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The generation of nitrogen oxides within post-blast gases (commonly referred to as “fume”) has become increasingly important for mines from a safety, productivity and regulatory standpoint, particularly those in populated areas. Coal mines are susceptible to fume when sleeping large blasts in soft, weathered and wet sedimentary rock. In response to industry demand, Orica has developed a complete Fume Risk Reduction protocol that takes a holistic view on the blasting operation to seek and control the many possible causes of fume without affecting productivity, and in many cases without increasing costs.
Blasts in coal mines are typically the largest in the mining industry. Poorly designed or executed cast blasts and presplits have a high potential to generate vibration, overpressure and flyrock. Careful blast design and planning, combined with prediction, measurement and reconciliation of results is the key to controlling and managing these outcomes and maintaining a good relationship with community and regulatory stakeholders.
A collaborative approach to the safe management of nitrate on the mine site.
Achieving high productivity from large capital equipment items such as draglines depends on consistent fragmentation and muckpile presentation to reduce rehandle and unnecessary movements. By careful planning and blast design, cast to final spoil can be maximised without increasing the risk of flyrock or overpressure.
Maintaining the integrity of walls is essential to the safe operation and maximise recovery of coal deposits. Orica’s range of solutions for wall control blasting enables steeper walls and faster vertical advance in cutbacks; reducing the stripping ratio, bringing forward revenue and increasing the project NPV.
Consistently delivering high production rates enables a quarry to operate efficiently. Effective blasting can deliver consistently fragmented, loose muckpiles of the optimum profile.
Advanced blasting technology and clever blast design can improve the utilisation of the drilling fleet and reduce capital and operating costs without compromising productivity. Matching explosive energy to geology enables expanded patterns without affecting fragmentation. This in turn increases the drilling yield, providing more tonnes per drill metre. Products and procedures for safely sleeping blasts allow less frequent and larger blasts, reducing production delays and increasing blasted inventory without employing more drills or blast crew resources.
While not common, reactive ground is potentially a highly dangerous and frequently misidentified hazard. A runaway reaction between sulphide minerals and ammonium nitrate can lead to spontaneous and premature detonation of one or more blastholes at any time from a few minutes to several days after loading.
Maximising coal recovery in challenging geologies represents a significant efficiency opportunity for most coal mining operations to increase the value of their resource. As the easy coal is mined out, mine operators need to become more skillful at mining thin, steep, deep and undulating seams productively and without sacrificing coal quality. Orica has developed significant expertise in using unconventional techniques for through-seam and deep-seam blasting and coal edge protection using our own specialist design software, geophysical tools, on-bench data management systems and electronic blasting systems.
Reduce total cost of operation with a safer, more secure and efficient cyanide delivery system.
Poorly designed or executed cast blasts and presplits have a high potential to generate vibration, overpressure and flyrock. Careful blast design and planning, combined with prediction, measurement and reconciliation of results is the key to controlling and managing these outcomes and maintaining a good relationship with community and regulatory stakeholders.
Orica’s range of solutions for wall control blasting enables steeper walls and faster vertical advance in cutbacks; reducing the stripping ratio, bringing forward revenue and increasing the project NPV.
While not common, reactive ground is potentially a highly dangerous and frequently misidentified hazard. A runaway reaction between sulphide minerals and ammonium nitrate can lead to the spontaneous and premature detonation of one or more blast holes at any time from a few minutes to several days after loading.
The generation of nitrogen oxides within post-blast gases (commonly referred to as “fume”) has become increasingly important for mines from a safety, productivity and regulatory standpoint, particularly those in populated areas. Orica has developed a complete Fume Risk Reduction protocol that takes a holistic view on the blasting operation to seek and control the many possible causes of fume without affecting productivity, and in many cases without increasing costs.
Sophisticated mine dispatch algorithms are used to assign trucks to shovels based on predicted travel and loading times. Consistent loading times are more easily achieved when digging conditions are also consistent – meaning that fragmentation, floor levels, muckpile looseness and profile are all achieved repeatedly blast after blast.
Maintaining loading cycle times is key to ensuring the dispatch system can deploy trucks efficiently.
Effective blasting can deliver consistently fragmented, loose muckpiles of the optimum profile.
Our range of products deliver reliable, optimal blast outcomes, contributing to the lowest overall cost of production.
We have developed several industry leading prediction tools for environmental control and blast impact measurements.
Our range of solutions enables steeper walls and faster vertical advance in cutbacks.
WebGen™ fundamentally changes the approach to underground blasting which enables significant step change in productivity.
Orica technical specialists support the safe and effective use of cyanide at your site to help you maximise recovery and reduce total costs.
Operate safely in hot and reactive ground with our proven products, procedures and expertise.
Optimising cost and scheduling through greater blast control.
Improving downstream operational value with Orica's experts in Underground operations.
Improve your mine economics with the maximum possible advance per round.
Greater ore recovery with improved fragmentation flow.
Significant improvements in safety and productivity in explosives charging at the development face can be achieved with our mechanised development charging system and WebGen™ wireless initiation technology.
Minimising risk of exceeding allowable vibration limits.
Saving cost and time through efficient drill control and blasting.
Delivering higher charging rates and capacity and enabling faster loading cycles.
Safely execute drill and blast operations in cooperation with ongoing piling, excavation, concrete pouring and ground support activities.
Delivering high production rates when excavating enables a construction project to operate efficiently.
Our multi-deck blast techniques speed up project completion by delivering more rock within a single blast.
Controlling flyrock, vibration, overpressure, dust and noise are all of critical importance for sustainable blasting.
Delivering predictable and precision blasting outcomes through our proven product performance and experienced technical and operations teams.
Experienced management of diverse stakeholders will maintain project cost and ensure completion schedule is met.
Minimise risk of exceeding allowable limits with our advanced technology that can help you to predict and manage blast vibration and airblast.
In any geology, we have the expertise and tools to achieve an optimum solution.
Our sophisticated technology can help you to predict and manage blast vibration, minimising the risk of exceeding allowable limits.
Our team of construction blasting professionals can assist with end to end delivery of blasted rock mass, to spec.
From road and rail cuttings to high rise foundation excavations, we have the tools to achieve an optimum solution, in any geology.
Seismic exploration often presents a unique communication challenge for all stakeholders.
Seismic exploration is performed over large expanses of land which have various environmental hazards.
Seismic exploration is performed over large land areas often exceeding 500 square kilometers.
In seismic explorations, E&P companies often require in-hole sustainability of up to 12 months.
Consistent performance in extreme and varied environmental conditions.
Security of supply for your business.
Drill, load and shoot operations in seismic are performed in a challenging mix of environments.
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