Dyno Nobel Americas recently announced several enhancements to DynoConsult, its team of blasting experts, enabling the group to offer advice on optimizing the entire blasting process. The new DynoConsult has a wider reach with more experts and programs that include increasing saleable yield, managing regulatory compliance, neighbor relations at customer sites and reducing overall operating costs, according to the company. The process begins with a rapid diagnostic assessment of the overall operation to determine cost drivers and potential areas for improvement.

Expert assessments from DynoConsult of process deficiencies using a range of software and hardware measurement tools are part of the drill hole execution offering to measure drill-to-plan error and assist in implementing best practice methods. Accurate drill-to-plan implementation, measurement of results downstream with telemetry, plant analytics, power consumption and other customer-specific metrics allow for true site-specific optimization, Dyno Nobel said.

DynoConsult field engineers use the full suite of detonation products and software services to enhance detonation practices and combat inefficiencies. Many of these software tools are proprietary and only available to DynoConsult team members.

Some customers also face explosive selection issues that involve suboptimal choice or combination of explosives, services, and delivery systems that result in poor fragmentation or inefficient operations. DynoConsult said its experts can prescribe the optimal explosive product for the specific geological, logistical or operational considerations of the site in order to optimize blast outcomes. These recommendations are driven by evaluating overall operating costs and, specifically, costs downstream of the blasting process.

DynoConsult can also use Dyno Nobel technologies and products to analyze baseline drill plans, identify inefficiencies and implement best practice solutions to provide site-specific optimized fragmentation.