WebGen 200 initiates primers wirelessly through hundreds of meters of rock.

Orica’s WebGen 200 technology continues its successful entry into the high-volume surface mining market. It provides for groups of in-hole primers to be wirelessly initiated by a firing command that communicates through hundreds of meters of rock, water, and air. This completely removes constraints often imposed by the requirement of a physical connection to each primer in a blast and importantly removes people from harm’s way.

Engineered to deliver robust safety and reliability. It harnesses digital technology to allow advanced features including digital inventory management, an improved user interface and increased quality assurance.

The Alpha trial program is a comprehensive verification process and validation product testing in field and Orica has hit some successful milestones recently with Alpha trials for their WebGen 200 Surface primer in USA, Chile and now in Australia with Blair Athol being the first coal mine globally to trial the new generation technology.

“We’re excited about what the future holds for WebGen 200 as we progress towards commercial release, which is expected in early 2023,” Orica Senior Manager WebGen Commercialization, Rhys Patterson said. “The success of the program would not be possible without the trust and willingness of our value customers to partner with us.”

Readers can view the WebGen 200 Surface Alpha Blast at Blair Athol in Australia  YouTube: https://youtu.be/zdrlL4pAH14.