ShovelMetrics™ Case Studies

Fragmentation Analysis


Fragmentation Analysis


Poor fragmentation results in longer digging cycles, reduced digability, and increased equipment maintenance costs. As this case study shows, an accurate and cost-effective method for fragmentation analysis is key to optimizing blast parameters.

In this guide you will understand:

  • How a Teck Coal mining operation in Canada saved 8.6 million kilograms of explosives by using ShovelMetrics™ for fragmentation analysis.

  • How mines can reduce their powder factor without influencing the efficiency of excavation.

  • Why excessive blasting hurts cost efficiency and how it can be avoided.

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