Kunaev Institute of Mining in Almaty developed a unique method for designing the parameters of drilling and blasting
The results obtained speak for themselves: the degree of fragmentation of the rock is increased, the amount of oversize is reduced, the quality of the bottom face is improved, the specific consumption of explosives is reduced and the accuracy of the blasting is improved. The Institute of Mining has always been at the forefront of innovation in the mining industry, and its newest development is no exception. A team of mining engineers led by Kunaeva has developed a unique, innovative method for designing drilling and blasting parameters. This method provides a much higher degree of stability for the sides of a quarry or underground mine workings and makes it easier to control deformations and displacements of geologic strata. In traditional drilling and blasting operations, many problems can arise with oversized rocks, poor face bottom quality, blasting through the drill holes, excessive explosive consumption, and over–grinding of the rock. The new design method solves these problems by zoning quarries and mines and increasing the grid of wells while reducing the specific consumption of explosives. This has already been tested in construction quarries across the country and it has been successful in increasing the degree of fragmentation of the rock, reducing the amount of oversize, improving the quality of the bottom face, reducing the specific consumption of explosives, and increasing the accuracy of blasting. The Institute of Mining’s unique method for designing drilling and blasting parameters has been a great success, leading to improved safety and efficiency in mining operations. It is a great example of the Institute’s commitment to innovation and forward–thinking solutions. In addition to the improvement of blasting operations, the new design method also has the potential to be used in other areas of the mining industry. It could be used to improve the efficiency of extracting minerals from ore, as well as improve safety and reduce the cost of operations. It could also be used to reduce the risk of ground subsidence and improve the stability of underground workings. The innovative method developed by Kunaeva and the Institute of Mining is a great example of how forward–thinking solutions can be applied to improve safety, efficiency and cost–effectiveness in the mining industry. With further research and development, this method has the potential to revolutionize the way we use drilling and blasting operations in the mining industry.