Datamine is pleased to announce the upcoming release of DataBlast 2.2, available in May 2020 to all maintained customers. DataBlast 2.2 delivers some customer-driven updates to features such as the Drill module and BlastPad, as well as other performance improvements.
BlastPad is the field application designed to work within the DataBlast system. Recording explosive usage electronically just became easier with the latest BlastPad update. Whether it is ad hoc or designed use, BlastPad will allow entry of packaged explosive data.
Drill Navigation Interfaces
Control is the most important aspect of on-site safety and blast outcome effectiveness. DataBlast is built on this philosophy. To have complete control of design outputs and field data inputs is key to a well-managed drill and blast operation. To further complement the philosophy of drill and blast control, DataBlast 2.2 has interfaces to drill navigation systems from 9 different manufacturers.
Automatically imported from your drill navigation system, you can use the as-drilled data to ensure compliance to plan, safety of blasting, flatten mining benches and automate reporting requirements.
Measure While Drilling
In modern operations, Measure While Drilling (MWD) data is often collected but regularly under-utilised. By using drill sensor readings from blast hole drills, inferences can be made about the hardness of your blasting bench. DataBlast 2.2 allows you to visualise hole segment values and model hardness indices of your blasting benches. This game-changing feature is generated from automatically imported drill navigation data and will allow users to easily identify domains that require different charging designs. By utilising the MWD data, users can dramatically improve blasting outcomes and minimise explosive costs. Contact your local Datamine office today to discuss how we can help you make use of your MWD data.