DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY2™ (ΔE2) is the newest addition to Dyno Nobel's premium product offering that can incorporate information from multiple sources, such as smart drills and face profiles, to characterize rock properties and allow targeted placement of energy in the blast hole. Utilizing an easy to use software application allows users to design loading profiles for each individual borehole, if necessary.
The software system can send loading instructions directly to the DynoLogix™ control system to ensure boreholes are loaded as designed, moving control of the loading process back to the engineer or blaster.
There are two main components to the system. One is the desktop software, which is used to create the loading plan for the truck. This software can be used by a Dyno Nobel blaster, engineer, or technical person or by the customer to design loading profiles for their blasts. The program allows the user to either create a pattern of blast holes internally or from an imported file that contains X, Y coordinates for each hole. If drill hardness data or face profile data are available, they are imported from the file as well.
The DynoLogix control system on the pump unit receives loading instructions from the desktop software and instructs the truck how to load each hole in the pattern. Once the operator enters a hole number, DynoLogix looks up the instructions for that hole and loads it accordingly.
The DynoLogix Preload software is an upgrade option available exclusively through Dyno Nobel for use with our proprietary DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY® System.
ΔE2 is sold as a system; its use can provide customers with more control over their fragmentation outputs with a reduction in oversize and fines (if desired) through the ability to target energy to the rock mass. Energy can also be applied using material type as a parameter (ore vs. waste on the same shots as an example).
This system worked best for value customers who look at lowering total overall costs.
- Easily integrated into any DIFFERENTIAL ENERGY bulk emulsion truck
- Captures accurate information about the loading of each hole in the shot
- Allows explosives energy to be accurately placed where needed in the blast hole
- Allows fine tuning of powder factors for the shot
- or even individual holes in a shot
- Loading profile feature allows custom loading plans to be reused
- Improves operator efficiency by simplifying the loading process
- Accurate information captured can be used as part of the shot reporting process which provides actual load information for each hole
- Accurately placed energy can reduce oversize and/or fines as required
- Gives control of the loading process back to the engineer or blaster through easy to use software that sends loading instructions directly to the loading equipment
- Loading profiles allow a specific loading scenario to be created and used many times to speed up design
- Actual load information from the DynoLogix system can be imported back into the software to allow analysis of actual vs planned loading.
- The program can print a map and loading plan to be used as a backup on pattern.
- Data can be imported from a variety of sources
- Excel files
- Directly from customer databases
- Smart drills
- Normal shot plans without smart drill data
- Dyno Nobel mobile applications that create shot designs
- Through the use of colors, the user can utilize drill data and drill hardness data, analyze and view rock hardness profiles
- Through a single button click and a hole profile look-up, the blaster can load the entire shot based on rock hardness
- Different densities can be applied to each borehole and segments within a borehole
- Up to six different densities can be loaded in any given borehole
- Face profile data can be used to automatically determine densities for face holes
- The Preload software has many different tools
- Reports can be printed for users and truck operators to have hard copies of the loading plan in the field
- Customized hole loading plans can be created, and the information can be sent to the truck to allow precise control over how holes are loaded within the shot
- Once this information is created, reports are available that will allow the user to see how the holes will be loaded, what the actual hole loads will look like in the shot with each density, and statistics around that information
- Shot plans are available that give powder factors, rock volume shot, rock hardness as an overall average for the shot, and again color coding
- Loading data exported from the program is sent to the DynoLogix control system, to load the bore holes