BlastIQ™ Insights - Powder Factor Dashboard


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


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


Dashboard Multiple Blast 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.Navigation.png
  3. Select the desired blast from the drop-down list. Type in the desired blast name.Navigation1.png



  1. Right-click on a blast in Site Map.
  2. Select Loading > Powder Factor.Navigation2.png

General Hole Details Table View

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.
  8. 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.

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


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.


  • All percentage values are truncated to 1 decimal place.
  • All other values are rounded to 1 decimal place.
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