Maptek’s BlastLogic drill and blast accuracy management system reduces costs for mining operations. “Getting the fundamentals of drill and blast right every time is crucial,” said Maptek Product Manager for BlastLogic Mark Roberts. “Better blast performance leads to better fragmentation, which in turn leads to easier handling and processing of excavated material. Improving fragmentation for example has a direct impact on ‘digability’ and can lead to shovel gains of up to 10%.” Inventory management can be linked to blast results. A site catalog tracks and reconciles explosive received, dispatched and used. This information can be easily referenced and analyzed to improve forecasting. The system supports blast-by-blast analytics, allowing comparison of blasts across the mine to correlate design, execution and results.