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THE SAVER PLUG
The Saver Plug, offers a reduction in fly rock, vibration, drilling costs, and the volume of explosives used in blasting. It is used across all sectors of the mining industry, including underground horizontal hole blasting. Increased fragmentation and cast percentage is achieved with the same or reduced Powder factor. All of the above could be achieved without changing the blast design or Capital expense.
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Benefits of the Saver Plug
More control of the blast. Saver Plug is kept above mud, and keeping booster in product preventing blow outs due to booster laying in mud. Less vibrations are produced. Lower noise levels. Less fly rock and rifling. Increased high wall stability. Better fragmentation. Assists in preventing dilution of mineral and waste.
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Saver Plug Trail - First Test
Having been approached back in December 2017 by a South African based company, they offered us a trial of a product which creates an ‘air-deck’ at the bottom of the blast hole, rather than the middle or the top of the column.
Saver Plug Trail - Second Test
This blast was initiated along with OB1 7 the problem with this area of OB2 is the very hard band of rock that sits on the phosphate roof and with a ‘medium-soft’ density rock on top of this band this creates an easy escape for any explosives