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Largest DigiShot Plus Electronic Blast at Optimum Colliery


LOCATION: Mpumalanga, South Africa

PRODUCT: DigiShot Plus

SOLUTION: A successful trial blast was done by AEL Mining Services using the DigiShot Plus electronic initiating system at Optimum Colliery, situated ± 40km East of Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province during 2010.

With the DigiShot Plus electronic initiating system, logging of the holes can start while the MMU's are still busy charging resulting in less downtime for the earth moving equipment such as loaders and draglines. The mine was impressed with the new electronic system and realise the benefits in terms of risk and connecting time reduction. By setting off the blasts remotely, they have a much clearer view of the area being blasted, thus an additional safety measure. The mine is also able to clear the area without the risk of damaging any connecting wires from the bench box to the blasting area which in turn also provides cost saving opportunities to the customer. From a post blast analysis done, a significant improvement in fragmentation uniformity and size distribution was noted. Contributing factors to the improved results was the combination of the AEL SD135E bulk formulation and the DigiShot Plus electronic detonator system. This was the largest blast ever done with the DigiShot Plus system to date.

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DetNet has designed, developed and commercialized a reliable and robust range of electronic detonators, control equipment and software to ensure that its technologies continually deliver tangible value to mining operations around the globe.

Currently DetNet offers seven product lines, namely: DigiShot; DigiShot Plus; HotShot; BlastWeb; SmartShotViewShot and GeoShot.

These products allow users to choose the appropriate mix of flexibility, features and value in their electronic initiation system that most suit their needs.

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SmartShotThe SmartShot electronic initiation system is a fully programmable and innovative advance in technology, enabling users to achieve accurate timing benefits

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GeoShotThe GeoShot™ Seismic electronic initiation system provides an electronic solution for seismic applications where highly accurate timing, positional information, quick deployment  and robust downline wires are required.

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QuickShotThe BlastWeb Electronic Initiation system is designed for underground use in all applications. BlastWeb is capable of initiating various types of detonators.

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ViewShotThe ViewShot blast design software package allows blasting plans to be designed and simulated on a computer that can be directly downloaded into the control equipment which enables the user to save substantial time during the blasting process

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DigiShotDigiShot is an easy to use, reliable electronic initiating system for use primarily on small surface blasting applications.

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DigiShot PlusDigiShot Plus is an easy to use, reliable electronic initiating system for use primarily on medium to large mines, where large blasting and remote firing are required.

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