HotShot Case Studies
Group Americana SP's quarry, "Basalto 3"
Location: Sao Paulo Amazon, Brasil
Solution: Group Americana SP’s quarry, “Basalto 3”, situated in the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil has been initiating blasts with DetNet’s HotShot system since February 2008.
First High-rise Demolition using HotShot
Application: High-rise Demolition
Location: Sighthill, Glasgow, UK
Solution: At 2:30 am on the 13th July 2008 two 19-storey tower blocks were demolished in the Sighthill area of Glasgow in the UK with a combination of HotShot and shock-tube detonators in what is believed to be the first high-rise demolition undertaken with the HotShot system.
Road Building Projects in Scandanavia
Application: New road projects
Location: Sweden and Norway, Scandinavia
Solution: In the second half of 2007, the HotShot electronic detonator system has found regular application on new road building projects in Sweden and Norway.
Underground Nickel Mine in Australia Converts to HotShot
Application: Underground nickel mine conversion
Location: Western Australia
Solution:Sally Malay Underground Nickel Mine in Western Australia was successfully converted to and trained on the HotShot electronic initiation system .
HotShot Successfully use at Australian Mine
Application: Coal mine
Location: Muswellbrook Coal Mine
Solution: A HotShot blast was conducted on the 5th of April 2006 at Muswellbrook Coal Mine. This shot was located in Muswellbrook Open Cut #1 in the overburden above the Lewis Coal Seam. The aim was to conduct a bigger than normal size blast and to collapse overburden into the underground galleries within the Lewis coal seam to allow safe mining of the overburden to proceed. Furthermore, it was a requirement to keep vibration and air blast within acceptable levels. The blasting in this area was considered "hot" ground. MCC considers "hot" ground as between 50 degrees C and 70 degrees C, no holes over 70 degrees C were charged.
Largest HotShot Blast
Solution: Largest HotShot Blast undertaken recently and fired with great success. The blast was managed by AEL's Jason Pitchford and his team with DetNet's Werner Moeller and AEL's Sean Rodger overseeing the HotShot deployment. A total of 515 HotShot electronic detonators fired 35 tonnes of explosives.