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Blast KPI Control System – O-Pitblast Analytics

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.


Peter Drucker

fragmentation is the finger print on a blast crime scene

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

the FIRST blasting process KPI control System

and it is called: O-Pitblast Analytics.

With O-Pitblast Analytics, follow your operations anywhere in the world.

O-Pitblast Analytics concentrates all the information from blast plans and real data from field. It is linked with O-Pitblast App (iOS/Android) that allows the collection of field data such as:

  • Kg’s/hole
  • Hole’s length
  • Kg’s loaded
  • Load issues
  • Stemming length
  • Safety alerts
  • Watered holes
  • Re-drills

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.

For any question or trial please contact us through [email protected] or www.o-pitblast.com