Orica expands BlastIQ™ blast platform for quarries
BlastIQ™ Quarry, an innovative solution created by Orica Digital Solutions, leverages digital technologies to assist quarry operators in optimising their drilling and blasting activities in almost real-time. By enabling operators to design blasts based on their performance objectives, BlastIQ™ Quarry provides continuous blast optimization insights.
The platform was designed based on customer feedback and extensive experience in blasting for quarry operations. It offers a reliable source of information and immediate pre- and post-blast insights, allowing operators to collate and analyse data digitally instead of relying on paper-based methods. As a result, operators can gain valuable insights to enhance their drill and blast performance.
Head of Blast Design and Execution for Digital Solutions, Cu Luu, details the key benefits of the new blast control solution, saying: “Overall, BlastIQ Quarry is a powerful and comprehensive solution that can help quarries improve the efficiency of their drill and blast operations, reduce overall cost, ensure data accuracy, drive productivity, and maintain regulatory compliance. Its integrated and connected components provide a complete solution that delivers real results and drives continuous improvement for the industry.”
With an easy integration process into existing operational systems and processes, BlastIQ™ Quarry can significantly enhance blast quality control. It minimises rework and excess drilling and explosives consumption, providing quarry operators with the confidence to optimise their drill and blast activities, reduce costs, increase productivity, and ensure regulatory compliance, thus ensuring long-term success in their quarry operations.