Blasting technical services

BME delivers a wide range of service packages that deliver real quantifiable value through optimal blasts by leveraging BME’s knowledge base and best in class technology, products, and equipment.

BME offers customized services for unique customer requirements.

DTH (down-the-hole)

BME’s DTH service delivers INNOVEX, our high-quality, reliable bulk emulsion explosives, to blast holes, using our Mobile Manufacturing Units (MMUs).

We ensure fit-for-purpose products are pumped to achieve improved and consistent fragmentation.

Customers may also use BME’s extensive range of initiating systems and our market-leading AXXIS electronic detonation system.

Blast quality can be further enhanced by using BME’s BLASTMAP software.

PLTS (prime, load, shoot)

BME’s PLTS service is designed for customers who require BME’s team to perform a full blasting service.

This service ensures that skilled resources are available to the customer to achieve the best blasting results.

This option is ideal for companies whose core business is not blast planning and execution. BME takes on the responsibility for the full operation, safety, and management of the blasting service.

ROG (rock on-ground)

In this comprehensive service to the customer, BME takes full responsibility from blast design to analysing fragmented rock (excluding drilling), allowing the customer to outsource this function, with value being measured on fragmentation quality and volume of broken rock.

We provide the materials, equipment and skilled staff required to deliver cost-effective and quality blasting, allowing customers to focus on their core business.

M2M (mine-to-mill optimisation)

BME’s exclusive M2M service offering delivers the full range of benefits across the mining value chain. Blast designs can be optimised to achieve the required fragmentation, blast movement, and muckpile shape, delivering improved loading, crushing, and milling rates.

M2M ensures that the professionals who design and apply the blast designs in the field are competent and fully conversant with the project requirements. Benefits include closer management of downstream costs and overall systems optimisation, offering a cradle-to-grave view of the entire mining process in consultation with mine and plant personnel.

M2M reduces overall mining costs by ensuring that downstream productivity is increased.

Other technical services offered by BME

*Reactive ground testing XRF and PH for testing requires additional testing from outside laboratories.

MMUs (Mobile Manufacturing Units)

E-Series – Emulsion Unit

Product features:

  • Closed-loop hydraulic system
  • Independent pump safety control system (PumpPro)
  • Maximum pump rate of 340 kg/min (750 lb/min) on 160 – 310 mm (6.3 – 12.2 in) hole diameter
  • Maximum pump rate of 140 kg/min (309 lb/min) on 89 – 127 mm (3.5 – 5 in) hole diameter
  • In-cab control system

HA-Series – Blend Unit

Product features:

  • Closed-loop hydraulic system
  • Maximum auger rate of 900 kg/min (1 984 lb/min) on blend and ANFO products
  • Maximum pump rate of 480 kg/min (1 058 lb/min) on pump-able Heavy ANFO formulations
  • In-cab control system

Stemming Truck

Product features:

  • 600 mm (23.6 in) wide positive drive conveyor
  • Custom-length placing conveyor to reach either side of truck for stemming
  • In-cab control system identical to BME bulk MMUs to control belts and positioning, on/off and amount of stemming to be discharged
  • Joystick control of the placing conveyor, inside or outside mounted
  • Water spray system to control dust
  • A metering system that can determine how much stemming to put in the hole on a meter basis
  • Zero waste of aggregate
  • Four emergency stops located around vehicle
  • Camera system on discharge conveyor and truck rear for positioning and monitoring
Equipment Stemming Trucks

Bulk Technical Support Vehicle

Product features:

  • Provides an on-bench full technical service
  • Borehole caliper to measure hole diameters from 127 mm (5 in) up to 350 mm (13.8 in) at a depth of 40 m (131 ft)
  • VOD (Velocity of Detonation) recorders
  • Seismographs
  • 3-D face profiling equipment
  • High-speed video-photography camera
  • Emulsion and ANFO testing kits
  • Bench scale for truck calibration and auditing
  • Reactive ground testing technology