Our in-house Technical Services team works closely with our customers to optimise their blasting performance.

Comprising of highly skilled and experienced drill and blast engineers and chemists, our team provides a range of support services, from blast design and product advice to vibration and flyrock modelling in environmentally sensitive areas.

The team is responsible for driving innovation within our business, as well as monitoring and implementing advancements in blasting practices, such as the following.

Controlled blasting in environmentally sensitive areas

When tasked with the challenge of blasting 75 metres from the wall of a water dam, DBS’ technical services department developed a solution that ensured the structural integrity of the dam wall was protected and the safe in the event of blast-generated gases.

Following analysis and test blasts to determine the ground’s vibration attenuation, we fired two buffer rows to create a zone of fractured rock adjacent to the side of each production blast. This created an effective filter for blast vibrations and gases, and ultimately enabled our customer to continue developing their mine safely.

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