Next generation BlastIQ™ March 2019 Release

April 3rd, 2019 UPDATE

Hole Visualization

  • Once a new hole is added through BlastIQ Mobile or LOADPlus, the hole will now appear in the hole scatterplot. The hole information will also be added to the blue summary

Multi Blast Visualization

  • Hole table in now enables for the multiblast view as well as single blast view
  • The hole table will show the names of the blasts selected along will the data for all holes in each blast selection

Logout

  • The application will automatically log a user out after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • A message will now display on the top of the screen informing users that they will be logged out and will count down until the logout
  • If the application logs out a user due to inactivity it will redirect them back to the login page
  • In order to stay active a user only needs to move the mouse over the screen or press any button in the application

Site Map

  • Can now view unfired blasts as well as fired blasts
  • Elevation and Time filters are applied to the site map on the left and bottom of the map
    Tool to measure distance in the site map

Blast Table

  • First Imported Date is captured and displayed as a new column in the Blast Table.

Blast Details Summary

  • A new structure to the pattern section of the blast details summary. This section has been renamed from “Pattern” to “Hole Information”

Drilling & Water

  • Shows summary information about the drilling and water in the blast, including number of holes in and out of tolerance

Loading

  • Shows information about the loading of the blast, including number of holes in and out of tolerance and product weight

 

UPCOMING FEATURES

  • Actuals for cross sectional view
  • Insights charts into blast in progress

 

March 2019 Release

INTRODUCTION

This set of release notes outlines the newly added features to the Hole Details tab and the Site Map; and will explain how the data is being calculated and displayed.

HOLE DETAILS

The hole details tab now shows a much more detailed view of the hole pattern. It includes a summary banner, a hole status view, and a hole map that shows drilling, loading and water presence metrics.

Summary Banner

  • The blue banner at the top of the hole details tab shows a summary of the status of the blast, a useful feature to track the progress of the Open Blasts. Blast fire date:
  • Will show “blast has not been fired yet” until the user edits the blast in the web application and adds a Fire Date. After the user adds a fire date, it will then show that date on the left part of the banner.
  • Holes:
  • Shows the total number of holes designed in the blast.
  • Holes drilled
  • The percentage of holes that have been drilled/dipped.
  • The number of holes that have been drilled/dipped and the number of holes remaining.
  • The length of the holes that have been drilled/dipped and the remaining length to be drilled/dipped from the design.
  • Holes loaded:
  • The percentage of the holes that have been fully loaded or stemmed.
  • The number of holes that have been loaded and the number of holes remaining.
  • The weight of explosives loaded and the remaining weight to be loaded from the design.
  • Wet holes:
  • The percent of holes that are wet.
  • The number of wet holes.
  • The average height of water across all wet holes.


Hole Status View

Shows a visual representation of the pattern and the status of the holes in the drill and blast workflow.

  • Hole status
  • Designed: There is no information about this hole beside the design information from SHOTPlus.
  • Not drilled: The actual Hole Length is entered as “0” signifying that the hole was not drilled or the hole is missing. Not yet available in BIQ Mobile or LOADPlus.
  • Dipped: An actual hole length has been entered in BlastIQ Mobile or LOADPlus.
  • Requires Backfill: The hole is deeper than the allowed backfill tolerance for that hole type.
  • Requires Re-drill: The hole is shallower than the allowed tolerance for that hole type.
  • Back-filled: Backfill deck has been loaded BlastIQ Mobile or LOADPlus.
  • Partially Loaded: Product has been loaded to the hole but not the total amount. If the calculation for the Scale Depth of Burial if more than 2.0 (m/kg1/3), the hole is tagged as partially loaded.
  • Fully Loaded: All the bulk product decks in the hole have been loaded.
  • Stemmed: A top stemming deck was loaded in BlastIQ Mobile or LOADPlus.
  • Wet: The hole has a water level above the wet tolerance for that hole type.
  • Notes: A note/comment has been added for that hole in BlastIQ Mobile or LOADPlus.
     
    Other actions:
  • Show Hole ID
  • Shows all Hole ID labels when selected, clicking again will hide them.
  • Hovering over hole
  • Shows information about the hole: Hole ID, Hole Diameter, Hole Status, Note (if available), Hole Type.
  • Legends
  • The legends section can be displayed or hidden on clicking

Hole View

Shows a visual representation of the drilling, loading and water presence of the holes in the pattern

 

  • Drilling
  • Within tolerance: Hole length is within the tolerance for that hole type
  • Under drilled: Hole length is under the tolerance for that hole type
  • Over drilled: Hole length is over the tolerance for that hole type
  • Loading
  • Within tolerance: Product weight is within the tolerance for that site
  • Under loaded: Product weight is under the tolerance for that site
  • Overloaded: Product weight is over the tolerance for that site
  • Wet
  • Dry: Water level is below the tolerance for that hole type or no water
  • Wet: Water level is above the tolerance for that hole type
  • Legend
  • Will display the number of holes belonging to each category

Hole Cross Section

When a hole is clicked it will show a cross-sectional view of the drilling and loading information for that hole.

 

 

  • Will show hole name, hole current status, and any notes entered for that hole
  • Chart view will show a cross-sectional view of the hole with information about design loading data
  • List view will display a table of the design and actual data

 

Hole Table

Shows all the information about the holes and allows the user to export this data to a CSV. This is the same functionality which was previously in the application.

Refresh

Clicking the refresh button will surface the latest data from the other applications. Without clicking the refresh button, the page will automatically refresh every 5 minutes.

 

 

Multi Blast Visualization

Allows the ability to see up to 10 blasts in the hole details tab.

The top blue banner will show the information for all blasts selected.

  • Table of blast
  • Access the multi blast feature by selecting up to 10 blasts on the Blast Table and clicking “Go to Multiblast View” - addition of checkboxes in the left side of each blast name.
  • Select blast dropdown
  • Shows the blasts being displayed and allows the ability to click on/off a specific blast
  • Color (uniquely generated color for each blast) of the blast name in the dropdown matches the color of the Hole ID labels.

  • Summary banner
  • The summary blue banner will display the metrics including all the selected blasts by the user, the user dropdown selection in this same screen will display the respective numbers on the top banner
  • Multi blast banner will not display any fire date

SITE MAP

An updated map that shows the blasts bounds and blast center for all blasts within the filter; on Google map view

  • Blast bounds
  • Will show the blast boundary calculated from the location of the outer holes in the pattern.
  • Will show only blasts which are fired
  • Clicking on Blast bound will open a pop up with following details:
  • Blast Name: with a hyperlink, clicking on blast name will take the user to “Hole Details” page for individual blast visualization screen
  • Blast date
  • Total holes
  • Blast type
  • Blaster in charge
  • Blast center
  • Will show the blast center calculated from the centroid for the holes collar location.
  • Will show only blasts which are fired
  • Clicking on Blast center will open a pop up with following details:
  • Blast Name: with a hyperlink, clicking on blast name will take the user to “Hole Details” page for individual blast visualization screen
  • Blast date
  • Total holes
  • Blast type
  • Blaster in charge

  • Monitoring Points
  • Will display all the monitoring points in the site as per the coordinates entered by the Site Admin.
  • Clicking on Monitoring point will open a pop up with the following details:
  • Monitoring Point Name
  • Latitude for the monitoring point
  • Longitude for the monitoring point

  • Setting Section
  • Will allow users to select whether to show blast centers/ blast bounds/ monitoring points on the map
  • Will allow to show or hide elements in the map using this section

  • Filters
  • Allows users to apply filters on blasts based on following parameters:
  • Blast type
  • Pit
  • Bench
  • Tertiary structure (Note: if it is maintained at the site level, the relevant name will appear)
  • Fire date

  • Map View
  • Allows users to select and display the map in different background/ views:
  • Roadmap
  • Satellite
  • Roadmap terrain
  • Satellite hybrid
  • White
  • Black
  • Applying these views will display the blast-related elements in selected background

Note: The Site Map will be completely functional only after providing the ‘3 Known Point Coordinates’ information for the Site.

 

MIGRATION OF EXISTING DATA:

We are introducing the Hole status information with this release and the existing/ historical data in production does not have the concept of hole status.

We will extrapolate the current hole data into 3 statuses based on the below logic:

  • Fully Loaded: If a hole has any actual product deck loading information (non-stemming deck) available in the system
  • Dipped: If there is an actual dipping length available for the hole in system
  • Designed: If the hole exists in the system but has no dipping information

Also, existing blasts will appear on site map only if “3 Known Point Coordinates” are available and provided to us.

UPCOMING FEATURES

  • Actuals for the cross-sectional view
  • Display blasts which are not fired in the site map
  • Apply time and elevation filter in the site map

 

 

 

 

 

 

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