Designer is a software tool available to all AECI Mining Explosives Representatives to be able to produce consistent and relevant blast designs based on sound engineering principals.

The design of surface blasting is both difficult to optimise and time consuming. We developed Designer software to assist our blasting engineers with the tools for optimisation of designs in surface mining applications. The package, which grew through years of experience and learning, contains unique design features.

A powerful feature of the software is the ability to examine what-if situations by easily changing blasting parameters such as hole size, explosive type and initiating system type to visualise the effects on the expected outcome. This is an extremely powerful and useful tool to evaluate ways to improve specific areas of the blast results.

Using this software the blasting engineer can rapidly:

The outputs include:

Colaborate with colleagues by sharing files

Customisable sieve sizes for the fragmentation analysis to suit your specific needs

Generate reports per blast, per mine or per customer

Comparitive reports to view the effects of changes to the designs in a tabular format.


What is Designer Software

The Designer software follows a logical sequence when designing a blast layout. The process steps for most designs will be as follows:

Key Features

All designs are specific to a customer and mine name.

Different blasting conditions can be selected for the specific design including:

System requirements:

Minimum system requirements

Recommended system requirements