- Release Date:
- 21th December 2022
- KBA Summary:
- This Knowledge Base Article describes the use of the Powder Factor dashboard in BlastIQ™ Insights.
BlastIQ™ Insights enables users to visualise the design, adjusted design, and actual powder factor of multiple blasts on the Powder Factor dashboard.
To navigate to the Powder Factor dashboard:
- From the BlastIQ™ Insights toolbar, select Dashboards.
- From the Dashboards menu, select Loading > Powder Factor.
- Select the desired blast from the drop-down list. Type in the desired blast name.
- Right-click on a blast in Site Map.
- Select Loading > Powder Factor.
To access the Powder Factor dashboard: for multiple blasts.
- On Site Map, select 2 or more blasts by clicking on them on the map.
- Right-click on one of the selected blasts.
- Choose Loading>Powder Factor from the menu.
To pan around:
- Activate the map by placing the mouse cursor anywhere on the map and clicking the screen, then use the Up, Down, Left, or Right arrows on the keyboard; or
- Place the mouse cursor anywhere on the map, press and hold the left mouse button, and move the cursor as required.
To rotate and tilt:
- Place the mouse cursor anywhere on the map press and hold the right mouse button, and move the cursor as required; or
- Place the mouse cursor anywhere on the map press and hold Ctrl on the keyboard, press and hold the left mouse button, and move the cursor as required.
The following information is shown on the Powder Factor dashboard:
- Total number of holes.
- Colour Legend with reference Powder Factor values.
- Mode selector.
- Coloured Heatmap.
- Hole (hover over) information.
- Secondary indicator.
- Hole Details Panel.
Is Actual % is the percentage of total holes where Best Available Viable Volume is considered Actual Volume. For more information see the Hole Best Available Viable Volume section here.
- Click on a hole on the map.
- Then hole details panel opens where the decks and measurement information is displayed.
- Clicking the Hole Details icon without clicking a hole by default it does not show any decks and measurement information.
- Hole details panel closes when user clicks 'x' button only.
- Once the panel is closed and you want to open the panel again just click the Hole Details icon located at the bottom left-hand corner.
- Deck is displayed by lower number from the bottom to the top (higher number)
- Deck is aligned by number, where a state of the hole (Design, Adjusted Design and Actuals) does not have a deck that other states do, then a blank space is visible.
- Decks and relevant properties are grouped by:
- Adjusted Design
- Click the 'Measurements' tab.
- Then Measurements information is visible.
- Time Occurred
- Time Occurred
- Measurements are order by timestamp.
- Sorting is implemented by clicking on the column headers.
- Click on the View options on the bottom left corner.
- Select from Comments, Wet or None.
- A secondary indicator is shown in the map.
- Click on the View options onthe bottom left corner.
- Select On.
- Hole Name labels will be displayed in the centre of each hole boundary.
|Design||Design Powder Factor||Design Explosive Weight / Design Volume||Design|
|Adjusted Design||Adjusted Design Powder Factor||Adjusted Design Explosive Weight / Best Available Viable Volume||Best Available Viable 2|
|Actual||Actual Powder Factor||Actual Explosive Weight / Best Available Viable Volume||Best Available Viable 2|
- At hole or blast level respectively.
Blast Powder Factor = ((sum of holes weight)/(sum of hole volume)).
- Filters out 'not drilled' and 'abandoned' holes.
- All Explosive Weight values consider only Bulk and Packaged explosives.
- More details about BlastIQ™ Volume Calculation here.