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BLAST DESIGN

TRANSFORMING YOUR DATA INTO GAME-CHANGING INFORMATION.

WHY US

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SAVE MONEY

Working with your blasting company, we will ensure that the energy in your blast is being used efficiently. Using seismic analysis, we are able to eliminate holes and decks in the blast, while limiting the impact on surrounding communities.

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

No two seismographs are created equal and IGS only works with the best. The Minimate Pro™ by Instantel® can record more samples per second than any other seismograph on the market, at 65K sps versus 1024 sps. This granularity allows us to make informed suggestions on how to improve the efficiencies of your blast.

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SUPPORT

We do more than deliver a service. We work alongside your operation, blasting company, local property owners and the municipality, creating a collaborative environment, to deliver the best possible solution for you.

THE BENEFITS

  • Extremely cost effective.

  • Changes are made on a shot-by-shot basis to fine tune the blast and track modifications.

  • Signature Hole Analysis can be shot in with the production blast

  • Generation of synthetic waveforms off new timing patterns to predict PPV and frequency levels.

  • Pin-point exactly where peak readings are occurring.

  • One-on-one consultation with the blaster.

  • Analysis is received one to two days after we receive the blast report.

  • The most advanced seismograph technology on the market.

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HOW IT WORKS

Record

One or two advanced seismographs, recording at 65,536 samples per second, are placed behind the blast. A signature hole is detonated in with the production blast.

Analyze

Using the event data, we review hole timings, how effectively the energy from the blast is being used, pin-point which hole in the blast pattern caused the peak reading and review the efficacy of the timing patterns.

Adjust

Working alongside your operation and blaster, we make suggestions to adjust timings, add/remove decks and expand the blasting patterns, based on your concerns or targets.

Results

Through our analysis, we work with blast designs to improve fragmentation, reduce PPV levels, reduce the impact to neighbors, lower complaints and increase profits!

WHAT THE ANALYSIS SHOWS

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FIND OUT WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU