BlastIQ™ Insights - Powder Factor Dashboard

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Release Date:
21th December 2022
KBA Summary:
This Knowledge Base Article describes the use of the Powder Factor dashboard in BlastIQ™ Insights.

Summary

BlastIQ™ Insights enables users to visualise the design, adjusted design, and actual powder factor of multiple blasts on the Powder Factor dashboard.

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Navigation
Dashboard Map Navigation

To navigate to the Powder Factor dashboard:

  1. From the BlastIQ™ Insights toolbar, select Dashboards.
  2. From the Dashboards menu, select Loading > Powder Factor.
  3. Select the desired blast from the drop-down list. Type in the desired blast name.

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OR

  1. Right-click on a blast in Site Map.
  2. Select Loading > Powder Factor.

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Information

The following information is shown on the Powder Factor dashboard:

  1. Total number of holes.
  2. Colour Legend with reference Powder Factor values.
  3. Mode selector.
  4. Summary.
  5. Coloured Heatmap.
  6. Hole (hover over) information.
  7. Secondary indicator.

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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.

View Settings

Secondary Indicator

  1. Click on the View options on the bottom left corner.
  2. Select from Comments, Wet or None.
  3. A secondary indicator is shown in the map.

Note: Available for single blast only.

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Hole Name Labels

  1. Click on the View options on the bottom left corner.
  2. Select On.
  3. Hole Name labels will be displayed in the centre of each hole boundary.

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Calculations
Mode Value Calculation1 Display 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

 

 

  1. At hole or blast level respectively.
    Blast Powder Factor = ((sum of holes weight)/(sum of hole volume)).
  2. Filters out 'not drilled' and 'abandoned' holes.
  • All Explosive Weight values consider only Bulk and Packaged explosives.
  • More details about BlastIQ™ Volume Calculation here.
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