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Data driven innovative production drilling, a prestudy

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Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser (SBN)
Funding from Vinnova SEK 489 000
Project duration September 2016 - February 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation

Purpose and goal

SIP STRIM the Strategic Innovation program for the Mining and Metal Mining aims to strengthen the mining sector competitiveness and contribute to sustainable development. This project clearly shows the importance of optimizing the key unit operations and how modern, automated, data-driven information can be analysed, interpreted and enable significant improvements as in this case prior chargeability information.

Expected results and effects

The project data-driven innovative production drilling is focused on "more efficient and competitive processes, equipment and methods" in the STRIMs agenda. The project has demonstrated how rock properties in detail can be determined by utilizing drilling parameters that continuously are logged during production drilling. This provides a better and more detailed knowledge of rock properties since information is collected from all the production holes. In this case, the project has demonstrated how this information can be used to optimize charging and blasting.

Planned approach and implementation

The project data-driven innovative production drilling has been carried out as a "proof of concept" study in a fully industrial environment, which meant that the results have industrial relevance and have a shorter way to an application. In this case, we believe that the potential for an innovative new application in the mining industry is possible.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-02637

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