The BMI software, BLASTPLAN-PRO is an interactive timing tool and simulation package for blast design.

BLASTPLAN-PRO has the following features and functionality:

  • A database incorporating all of the major manufacturers’ products. In Australia both Orica and Dyno products are covered in addition to Enaex’s.
  • A simple custom product interface allowing the user to add new product lines and create custom products.
  • Create and edit drill patterns using templates and standard patterns.
  • Directly import drill patterns and pit shells from all of the main design packages such as Vulcan, Surpac, Datamine, Minescape, and etc.
  • View and manipulate drill patterns and pit shells in three dimensions (3-D).
  • Simple tie-in process using auto-tie generation feature.
  • Simulation of initiation design including
    • Angle of Initiation
    • Direction of movement
    • Relief
    • Holes per delay for ground vibration prediction
  • Create charge standards using a drag and drop interface to design specific hole by hole explosives loading.
  • Apply charge standards to the blast-holes to create load sheets.
  • Use graphical timing objects to design initiation sequences for electronic detonator systems.
  • Apply timing to defined zones to enable multiple independent deck firing.
  • Predict ground vibration using weighted scaled distance calculations that allow for all charge decks in space and time.