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Software for Mining and Mines Safety System:
BLASTING AND FRAGMENTATION
An article on the new software and on the associated technologies of blasting and fragmentation is to be found at this link, a paper from the September 2008 issue of International Mining.
Here is an interesting bit of deep technology from the article.
The effects of an explosion (blast) are as follows:
- The charge explodes and is split up into high-pressure, high-temperature zones.
- The gases are applied to the borehole which contains them and this creates a strain field in the rock.
- This strain field, due to its impulsion aspect, creates a strain wave that is propagated in the rock and damages the rock.
- This damage is the center of the cracks in the rock.
- Gas pressure is reduced via the cracks thus separating the rock fragments.
- The pressure of these gases applied to the face of the fragments, produces forces that propel the fragments.
- The fragments adopt a ballistic trajectory.
- In areas where the damage to the rock was not sufficient to create fragments, the strain wave continues its trajectory until it runs out of energy that it dissipates by making the rock vibrate.
- Signature Blast Analysis and Ground Vibration Simulation Software:
Instantel’s Signature Hole AnalysisSignature Hole Analysis is a modeling technique used to help control blast induced vibrations. The process involves controlling the frequency content by adjusting delay times within a blast containing several explosive charges. The risk to adjacent structures is thereby mitigated. Blastware software+Signature Hole Analysis
AlphaBlast Alpha-Blast Signature Analysis and Vibration Simulation Software. White was the first company to offer a commercially available program for analyzing the probable effects of blast timing on amplitude and frequency. If you use or test electronic detonators, the Alpha-Blast program could be the most important software package you have. As detonation times become more accurate, it will be necessary to have sophisticated software that will help determine the best delay designs to achieve the desired results involving vibration control.
Contact:Randy Wheeler, President, E.mail: RWheeler@whiteseis.com , White Industrial Seismology, Inc., 1206 Schifferdecker Avenue, Joplin, MO 64801,Toll Free U.S.: (800) 641-4538,Phone: (417) 624-0164,Fax: (417) 624-9416.
- Software for Blasting & Fragmentation Analysis:
Soft-Blast Soft-Blast is the distributor of JKSimBlast, the premier software system for blast design, analysis and management. JKSimBlast has over 400 users throughout the world in surface, underground and tunnel blasting applications, working in mines, explosives supply, consulting, contracting and education.
DNA-Blast Technology (Software)
A unique DECISION AID TOOL that simulates all the possible initiation sequences in your configuration and pinpoints the sequences that best optimize the energy inside the blast.
I-BLAST 4.4: For the most versatile and powerful blasting design solution ! Whether you are a mining engineer designing blasts everyday, a manager looking for a better control of blasting operation or a blaster starting out learning how to improve blast design, DNA-Blast Software has the right tools for you.
BLASPA inc. The BLASPA blast design simulators uses explosive and rock properties to predict blasting results, at your mine or construction site. Rock excavation is the first process in the cycle of operation of a mine, and efficient blasting is key to the profitability of the mine.
DataVis DataVis has created Drill and Blast Software (DBS) a complete system to achieve efficiency of drill and blast operations. DBS includes a range of integrated drill and blast products designed specifically for use in open cut and underground mining.
DelPat DelPat will minimize design time and maximize the cost-effectiveness of your next rock blasting.
Blast Central Blast Central web site. This web site and its tools provide a repository for blast product information, blasting utilities, blast calculations and blasting and explosive contact information. The intended audience is blasting engineers and explosives engineers.
Purpose Built Applications Design,calculate and price any Mine,Quarry or Road construction operation, including adding a presplit ( Smoothwall ) blast with the main production blast.
P-Wave, Inc. Master Blaster, P-Wave’s blast and inventory management software system, dramatically improves documentation accuracy, minimizes paperwork, and allows for rapid search and retrieval of blast documentation.
Motion Metrics International Corp. “Motion Metrics International Corp is an advanced technology company with innovative solutions for the mining industry.”
c/o ICICS, 289-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
Contact person: Joseph Tsang, Sales and Support Manager, E.mail: email@example.com
Rockmate Technical Services “Rockmate: Blast optimisation software, increase profits, improve safety and reduce the environmental impact of blasting. Shiftboss: Track real time truck tracking. DXM Contouring software, free fully working demo available.”
90 Whitehouse Lane
Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6HH
Phone: +44(0)1270 627160
Fax: +44(0)1270 620118
Stroma Engineering iRing is an exciting new software package primarily used in the mining industry for planning underground blasting operations. Designed and developed in collaboration with a major international mining corporation, this intelligent tool logically assists planners through the ring planning and blasting process, automating a time consuming, manual task which allows “planners to do planning”.
- Software for Mining Engineering:
Civil Software Design “SEDCAD” Civil Software Design, established in 1983, develops software products that enable the efficient design and performance of stormwater, erosion and sediment control systems.
PO Box 706
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 292-4115 – Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Central Time
Computerized Business Services “Announcing the latest release of LandTrak– a fully relational database for the mining industry. Track mining claims, fee land, recordings, leases, documents, and much more.”
11 Badger Court
Carbondable, CO 81623
Creative Engineering Co. “Program used worldwide for belt, screw, drag & apron types”
3513 Century Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93306-1238
Phone: 805- 872- 4763
Foresight Software Pty Ltd “CDS Mining, mapping and survey software. Free 60 day trial on-line. Import and export to Autocad”
75 Lambton Rd,
Broadmeadow, Newcastle, NSW 2292
Phone: +61 2 49696512
Fax: +61 2 49653425
Gemcom Software International Inc. “Gemcom provides mine production management solutions that help mine sites reduce costs and maximize efficiency.”
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3X1
GemTeck Environmental Software Ltd. A highly respected, global provider of advanced environmental data management software products. With over 20 years of experience, their popular EQWin systems are used by many major global mining companies in hundreds of mine sites worldwide. Their new EQWin Data Manager Ver 6.0 environmental data management software manages all of the processes and data involved in monitoring the effects of industry on the environment to ensure regulatory compliance and support sustainable development. It handles all surface water, ground water, biological soil and air quality data, as well as many other frequently monitored environmental sub-systems. It also has many powerful and advanced technological features that make it unique in the industry. They include seamless integration with Microsoft Excel for all input, analysis and output, and a language translation module that enables users to work with the software in any language. It’s also fully compatibility with Microsoft Access and SQL Server databases and has interface modules for ArcGIS and MapInfo.”
400 – 1285 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4B1
Phone: 1 (604) 408-7304 / 1 (866) 408-7304 toll free in North America.
Fax: +1 (604) 684-3541
P.O. Box 706
Boulder, CO 80306-0706
MineMap Software – Mine Planning, Design, Surveying, Scheduling, Production and Reconciliation Software
Since 1976 mining and exploration companies worldwide have been using MineMap software to develop cutting-edge solutions for their exploration and mining requirements. MineMap IMS is the world’s first fully integrated mining software system, giving mining professionals the flexibility to rapidly respond to changing conditions and make decisions using cutting-edge mining software features, including geological modelling, optimisation, mine design, scheduling and reconciliation.
GoldSim “Simulation Software for Water Management, Environmental Compliance, Evaluation of Closure Options and More.”
22516 SE 64th Place, Suite 110
Issaquah, WA 98027
Integrated Technical Solutions
34208 Aurora Road, Suite 212
Solon, Ohio 44139
LISCAD Surveying & Engineering Software “LISCAD Land Surveying & Engineering Software features geodetic COGO computations; total station, data logger, GPS and digital level field surveying reduction; AutoCAD dwg, MicroStation dgn and LandXML compatibility; profiles and road design; least squares adjustment and transformations; digital terrain models (DTM) and contours; earthworks volumes and georeferenced background images”
21 Chandler Road
Boronia, Vic 3155
Phone: +61 3 97620022
Fax: +61 3 97620033
Micromine “Micromine is a global mining technology solution provider, offering an integrated system of mining software and mining consulting services. Products include field data entry software, exploration software, resource estimation software, mine design software, mine planning software, mine production management systems and data management systems.”
Georgia Business Centre Suite 1400 1500 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2Z6
Phone: +1 604 687 0701
Fax: +1 604 685 1520
Mincom, Inc. Mincom’s Enterprise Mining Solution (EMS) provides mining companies with a single enterprise solution that manages every mining process. EMS offers you unprecedented integration, efficiency and profitability, providing a wider range of information to enable managers to make better decisions ‘in the pit’.
1675 Broadway Suite 900
Denver, CO 80202
Contact: Susan Wick, Executive Vice President, 3544 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85716-1705
Micromine (Canada) “Micromine was established in 1986, and has an enviable reputation in software quality and design, support and maintenance. It has a range of mining software products unequalled in the industry has a policy of continuous improvement and development.”
205 South Gilmore Ave
Burnaby, BC V5C 4P9
Modular Mining Systems, Inc.
Modular is the one of the leading solution providers in providing powerful information management solutions to meet the needs of both open pit and underground mining operations worldwide. Modular sales and support offices are located in all key world-mining markets. For more information, visit the Modular website at http://www.modularmining.com
E-mail Frank Olivieri : firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com , Phone: 520.806.3234
RockWare Earth Science Software
2221 East St., Suite 101
The RockWare Building
Golden, Colorado 80401
Toll Free 1-800-775-6745
Salix Applied Earthcare and John McCullah and Associates
“Erosion Draw 2.0”
3141 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
Split Engineering LLC “Produce image analysis software that automatically calculates and quantifies rock fragmentation. We also do consulting and research.”
P.O. Box 41766
Tucson, AZ 85717
SustaiNet Software Solutions Inc. “Exclusive N/American distributor of environmental and consultation management software systems for several well established, internationally recognized software companies. These systems provide those with environmental/community sustainability responsibilities the knowledge that their information is efficiently managed.”
100, 740 Nicola St.
Vancouver, BC V6G 2C1
Phone: +1 604 717-4327
Fax: +1 604 736-9531
Western Mine Engineering, Inc. “Western provides software for economic evaluations. Sherpa calculates operating and capital costs for surface and underground mines. Apex, our financial software package, quickly evaluates mining projects producing cash flow analyses, risk analyses, and DCF-ROI results.”
222 West Mission Ave, Ste 218
Spokane, WA 99201-2347
World Mine Cost Data Exchange Inc. “Download engineering-based spreadsheet models of major metals mines, industry cost curves and mine production data.”
3511 Silverside Road, Suite 105
Wilmington, DE 98810
Phone: 212 903 4144
Fax: 212 573 8362
Michael J Farrell, Principal
Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) production accounting and reconciliation software is for improving performance in mines. Honeywell’s production accounting and reconciliation (PAR) software solution can be used to resolve material and energy balance problems in various industries. Honeywell production management technologies enable accurate estimates of metal inventory and a better understanding of plant performance, leading to improved market responsiveness. https://www.honeywellprocess.com/ , https://www.honeywellprocess.com/en-US/pages/default.aspx
- Software related to GPS / GIS & Mapping:
AzTechSoft “Makers of GPS2CAD – Plot your GPS points in AutoCAD Software and Resources for the Engineering, Architectural, and AutoCAD Communities.”
GeoGRAFX “Offers technical illustration, drafting and digitizing services as well as digital maps of Mexico in most popular GIS formats”
8600 N. Burke/Tucson, AZ 85742
Techbase International “TECHBASE has been writing software for the mining industry for 22 years. This dedication has resulted in a stable, robust, highly functional software that performs all your mining software tasks. Techbase stores your data in a database manager written for the mining industry. You can then create graphs, maps, graphical logs and cross-sections. Model your data into surface or 3D blocks and calculate volumes and reserves. Known as a very flexible software which can solve even the most difficult tasks, Techbase also has productivity tools allowing you to automate all your mining tasks.”
PO Box 1140
Morrison, CO 80465
- Software related to Surveying:
Softree Technical Systems Inc. “Free Surveying and Mapping Software”
#8-650 Clyde Avenue
West Vancouver B.C.
Canada, V7T 1E2
- Maintenance Software:
4Site, CMMS software “4Site is a CMMS software solution developed by fsc limited, which offers a totally integrated financial module.”
1118 Roland St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5M4
Phone: (807) 623-2310
Fax: (807) 622-4251
BDR Systems, Inc. “MPRO 2000 PLUS Professional Maintenance System provides preventive maintenance for equipment and vehicles. The MPRO 2000 CMMS maintenance software provides ISO9000 compliant monitoring and control of the preventive maintenance program. The CMMS maintenance software is suitable for small, medium and large companies. Included is a Requisition system, On line procedures, Maintenance Due alerts, Inventory and Purchasing.”
P.O. Box 312
Downingtown, PA 19335
Da-trol Group Inc. “Da-Trol Group Inc. – A sales and service organization with a focus on CMMS. Da-trol presents and promotes several CMMS applications and leads the client through a simple, logical process which aids the discovery of which CMMS would be best suited to their needs. Da-trol also provides quality implementation services for the selected system.”
285 St. Andrews
Hamilton, Ontario L8K 5K2
Decisive Systems, Inc. “Heavy equipment and machinery Owning and Operating cost per hour, day, week, month or year. Mining operations depend on accurate information and that is what Decisive Systems’ tools supply. DecisiveCost is a family of electronic tools designed to add profitability to your mine or quarry. If you have machinery, trucks and equipment, you can know your exact cost per hour under a variety of different job conditions. We track, control and manage fleets of equipment from 5 to 5000 pieces.”
2138 Sandrala Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34231
EZ Maintenance CMMS Preventive Maintenance Software “EZ Maintenance software for total equipment and vehicle maintenance. This CMMS preventive maintenance software can track and unlimited number of vehicles or pieces of equipment.”
23542 Lyons Ave Suite 200B
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
ISM Group “Real time, web based, low cost, data acquisition and monitoring system to reduce downtime and maintenance cost.”
5701 Otero Ave
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 593-1486
Fax: (970) 593-1486
Ivara Corporation “Ivara is in the business of providing software tools and business practice solutions in the form of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, Expert Maintenance Program (EXP) and maintenance consulting and training services specifically designed to speed up customers’ time to benefit and improve equipment reliability. Ivara is licensed by Aladon to provide Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) consulting.”
935 Sheldon Court
Burlington, Ontario L7L 5K6
MaintSmart “Maintenance management software that uses reliability analysis to derive optimized PM task lists. Also provides: work orders, failure analysis, inventory, purchasing, sk ills. Easy to learn, use, and benefit from.”
216 S. Fairmont Ave.
Lodi, CA 95240
MPC Solutions, Inc. MPC Tire Tracking is professional tire tracking software which can be downloaded at no charge and evaluated for 31 days.
824 Gregory Ave.
Bedford, TX 76022
Mapcon “MAPCON (Maintenance Planning and Control) is a fully functional CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) designed to reduce maintenance costs and exte nd the life of corporate assets. The various modules are linked together to provide a seamless flow of data throughout the facility. Generating repair and preventive maintenance work orders against equipment, locations, or cost centers, MAPCON also provides project management, inventory and tool control, and will help you plan and schedule your maintenance tasks. For a free evaluation of Mapcon or MapconLite, visit our website at www.mapcon.com.
8865 Harbach Blvd.
Clive, IA 50325
Perspective CMMS “A world leading independent maintenance software consultancy. We specialise in providingfree advice on CMMS selection.”
32 Beaton Road, Balloch
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire g83 8qq
Phone: 01389 758245
Rushton International & Associates Inc. “Since founded in 1978, Rushton International’s expert consultants and real-world software have been redefining the maintenance experience for companies worldwide, saving them 15-50% in the process. Software: Sabre32 is a complete maintenance, inventory, and purchasing package. It can be used stand-alone, or added to another program to improve maintenance capabilities. It is fully customizable, easy to understand and use, and written by maintenance experts. Sabre32 manages work orders, work requests, purchase orders, preventive maintenance, scheduling, warranties, tires, components, wear materials, fuel/lubes, inventory, equipment, reporting, and employees. Free demo CDs are available upon request. Consulting: Rushton’s consultants have years of mining and maintenance experience. They can help you install an effective maintenance program from the ground up, or improve your existing program.”
4535 S. Commerce Dr, Ste B
Murray, UT 84107
Sigma Data Systems, Inc. “I’mOnIt! Preventive Maintenance Software: For under $500, I’mOnIt! Equipment Maintenance Software is an easy-to-use, affordable Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that allows you to easily track and monitor the maintenance and repair schedule of any kind of equipment.”
PO Box 9767
Newark, Delaware 19714
Smart Maintenance “Smart Maintenance is easy, effective, and affordable maintenance software (CMMS) used for preventive maintenance, work order management, inventory, predictive maintenance, asset tracking, labor, maintenance requests, tool crib and more. Our CMMS software works great in facilities of all sizes, from a one-person maintenance shop to an entire department of maintenance professionals or even across the country with multiple facilities and is highly customizable to suit the needs of any industry.”
P.O. Box 188
Center Harbor, NH 03226
TF &WJ McGovern Pty Ltd Mining Safety – Computer Aided Learning (CAL) Packages
ACN 073 705 610
PO Box 928
Biloela Qld Australia 4715
- Management Training Software:
KnowledgeWare Communications Inc. “A Western Canadian company with more than 10 years experience in developing innovative software efficiency tools for HR / safety professionals. KnowledgeWare develops software efficiency tools for safety professionals. ‘Simply Safety!®’ is a software tool that can centralize and simplify your company’s mandatory record keeping and reporting. It increases your efficiency and helps reduce legal risk by allowing easy management of people, safety and training.”
11763 Darby Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia v2x2w6
MROnly.com “An international company, operating from the island of Bali, providing knowledge-based solutions – business systems assembly, software development, performance management consulting – to a core group of vertical, asset intensive industries such as mining, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and pulp and paper.”
No. 3 Shenton Way, #10-05 Shenton House
Singapore, Singapore 068805
Phone: +62 21 5201655
Fax: +62 21 5256609
- Other Software Related Links:
DICKSON “Dickson is a manufacturer of monitoring systems, data loggers, chart recorders, hand held indicators, and software that monitor variables such as temperature, humidity, pressure, and universal input.”
930 S Westwood Avenue
Addison, IL 60101-4917
FEI Company “FEI Company is manufacturer of a dedicated Mineral Liberation System, based on Philips’ XL Series electron microscopes.”
Achtseweg Noord 5
Eindhoven, NB 5651 GG
Phone: +31 40 2766225
Fax: +31 40 2766587
Mine Performance Monitoring Systems, LLC ONIX is a PC based, client server, enterprise wide software available in modules that collect and report information associated with mining production, processing plants, product quality, product inventories, shipments, safety and training, production delays and more.
1133 Steeplechase Drive
Morgantown, WV 26508
Contact: Kim A. Burke, President
TASCware, Inc. “IS-TASCware is a solution that enables companies to wirelessly monitor and collect real time data on employee cycle times and production throughput. IS-TASCware’s solution allows your business to produce more without spending more!”
950 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Toll Free 1-888-TASCsales
Contact: Keith O’Rourke
Technisys, Inc. “Technisys, Inc. is the authorized agent and distributor for the ABB Automation, Control, Drives and Motors groups. We represent ABB in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Since 1997, Technisys has received the “Largest Systems Integrator Award” from ABB Automation each year. In support of the products we represent, we have a staff of full-time engineers to assist with any implementation, project management and integration needs that may be required.”
900 N 400 W, Building #1
North Salt Lake, Utah 84054
Phone: 801 296 9500
Fax: 801 296 9601
Wellpoint Systems “WellPoint Systems incorporates a fully integrated mining/exploration Microsoft solution by providing a single point of entry for every key area of your business.”
2000, 500-4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P1C4
- System regarding various Mines Safety applications:
SAFEmine™ (Collision avoidance and traffic safety for vehicles in surface mines) is a compact Traffic Safety and Collision Avoidance System (CAS), suitable for all types of vehicles in open pit mines. It warns with audio and visual indications of possible collisions and supports the driver by improving his traffic awareness, especially in blind spots around his vehicle.