One of the greatest, and old, truth in the mining world is the one present on Wipware’s slogan:
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
In fact, this is so real that in the majority of the reputable mines there’s a specific department for Continuous Improvements which is responsible to analyze all the KPI’s gathering process. This department has the responsibility to identify, in each mine sector – from house keeping up to top decision positions – ways to improve the entire mining chain.
To explain Wipware’s slogan, fragmentation is the finger print on a crime scene performed by a blast engineer, a geologist, a mine planner, a blaster, a foreman, a driller, a drill supervisor, …
But usually, geology is chosen as the guilty one. Shame!
This happens because gather information right after the drilling until the loading and haulage is a nightmare.
You know… the rush of blast process, the client that wants a fast job, the safety, the rain, the sun, the dusts, the unpredictive events.. everything serves as an excuse.
Well, O-Pitblast understands all of that and also understand that something needed to be changed! For it was launched
and it is called: O-Pitblast Analytics.
- Hole’s length
- Kg’s loaded
- Load issues
- Stemming length
- Safety alerts
- Watered holes
In O-Pitblast Analytics you can match different types of KPI’s, control if you’re operation if following the plan or not – and if not, why that is happening.
If you think this is amazing just watch the following video and you’ll understand much better all the idea behind this system.