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Title: Blast optimization for improved dragline productivity

Abstract

A project aimed at blast optimization for large open pit coal mines is utilizing blast monitoring and analysis techniques, advanced dragline monitoring equipment, and blast simulation software, to assess the major controlling factors affecting both blast performance and subsequent dragline productivity. This has involved collaborative work between the explosives supplier, mine operator, monitoring equipment manufacturer, and a mining research organization. The results from trial blasts and subsequently monitored dragline production have yielded promising results and continuing studies are being conducted as part of a blast optimization program. It should be stressed that the optimization of blasting practices for improved dragline productivity is a site specific task, achieved through controlled and closely monitored procedures. The benefits achieved at one location can not be simply transferred to another minesite unless similar improvement strategies are first implemented.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
433683
Report Number(s):
CONF-940144-
TRN: IM9709%%116
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 20. annual Society of Explosives Engineers meeting on explosives and blasting techniques, Austin, TX (United States), 30 Jan - 4 Feb 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the twentieth annual conference on explosives and blasting technique; PB: 593 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; SURFACE MINING; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING; DRAGLINES; PROCESS CONTROL; OVERBURDEN; MATERIALS HANDLING; PRODUCTIVITY; COAL MINING

Citation Formats

Humphreys, M., and Baldwin, G.. Blast optimization for improved dragline productivity. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Humphreys, M., & Baldwin, G.. Blast optimization for improved dragline productivity. United States.
Humphreys, M., and Baldwin, G.. Sat . "Blast optimization for improved dragline productivity". United States.
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abstractNote = {A project aimed at blast optimization for large open pit coal mines is utilizing blast monitoring and analysis techniques, advanced dragline monitoring equipment, and blast simulation software, to assess the major controlling factors affecting both blast performance and subsequent dragline productivity. This has involved collaborative work between the explosives supplier, mine operator, monitoring equipment manufacturer, and a mining research organization. The results from trial blasts and subsequently monitored dragline production have yielded promising results and continuing studies are being conducted as part of a blast optimization program. It should be stressed that the optimization of blasting practices for improved dragline productivity is a site specific task, achieved through controlled and closely monitored procedures. The benefits achieved at one location can not be simply transferred to another minesite unless similar improvement strategies are first implemented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1994},
month = {Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1994}
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