BlastIQ™ Insights - Drilling Quantities

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Release Date:
31st July 2023
KBA Summary:
This Knowledge Base Article describes the functionality of the Drilling Quantities by Blast dashboard in BlastIQ™ Insights.

Summary

BlastIQ™ Insights Drilling Quantities by Blast dashboard allows users to analyse key metrics like rock volume, drilling length, drilling yield, and average penetration rate. This dashboard helps users understand drilling quantities performance trends across multiple blasts within a specified time frame and other filters. This analysis helps identify patterns, make informed decisions, and optimise drilling operations for increased efficiency and productivity.

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Navigation

To navigate to the Drilling Quantities Dashboard:

  1. From the BlastIQ™ Insights toolbar, select Dashboards.
  2. Select Drilling Quantities.

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Filters

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Blasts can be filtered using the following filters:

  1. Blast Name Search Filter:
    • Type in the search box.
    • Blasts shown are the ones containing the typed-in characters.
  2. Blast Status Filter:
    • Select: All, Fired or Not Fired.
  3. Date Range filter:
    • Select Created or Fired Date.
    • From and To fields are not mandatory.
    • If the date range filter is not used, the blasts shown are the latest created/fired for the site.
    • Maximum number of blasts shown is based on the Display Filter.
  4. Elevation filter:
    • Choose a minimum and a maximum elevation.
    • Select Collar or Grade.
    • If an elevation filter is not used, the blasts show an elevation range.
    • Maximum number of blasts shown is based on the Display Filter.
  5. Tags filter:
    • Click on the Tags icon.
    • Select the desired tags from each category.
    • Click Apply to apply the filter criteria.
    • It will return the blasts containing the selected tags based on the following logic:
      • OR for tags within the same category.
      • AND for tags across categories.
    • Click on Clear and then Apply to clear all tags filters.
    • Click on the X on the top right to close the tags filter; any edits to the filter criteria will be lost if not previously applied.
      Read more about Tags here.
  6. Clear All filters - clears any filters that have been applied.
  7. Display selection:
    • Choose 30, 60, 90, 250 , 500 blasts and Newest or Oldest blasts from the dropdown list.
    • This dictates the limit of blasts that are shown from other filters criteria and whether these blasts are picked from oldest first or newest first.
Information
General Section Details

The following information is shown on the Drilling Quantities Dashboard:

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  1. Filter bar.
  2. Summary.
  3. Compliance cards/plots.
Navigation to Single Blast Dashboard
    • Click on any data point in the rock volume plot to navigate to the desired metric dashboard for the selected blast. SingleBlast.png
    • Upon clicking the data point, you will be automatically redirected to the powder factor dashboard to access specific details and insights.PowderFactor.png
Calculations
  • Refer to the following links for detailed information on each calculation:
    • Rock Volume Calculation here.
    • Drilling Length Calculation here.
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