Montreal, January 11, 2012
On September 7, 2011, Fordia consolidated its technology leadership with the introduction of its latest innovation in diamond tools – the Vulcan 26 mm. Allowing important savings, it has already proven its efficiency on drill sites, thanks to its patent-pending water management system.
Specifically designed for deep hole drilling, the Vulcan 26 mm offers greater lifespan than a 12 mm and increases the number of metres drilled per shift. The result is significant increase in productivity and time savings.
“The Vulcan 26 mm offers unprecedented lifespan,” says Fordia’s R&D Director. “It delivers as much as double the lifespan of a standard diamond tool. With this extended lifespan, the drill string does not need to be pulled up as often, reducing the amount of drilling downtime.”
With the industry’s highest diamond impregnation, the Vulcan 26 mm offers unparalleled advantages. The secret of the Vulcan 26 mm’s longevity is its water management system. It is composed of underbridge destructible barriers, currently patent-pending, which manage the water and drilling debris better than any competitive product and protect the tool, offering longer lifespan. The destructible barriers push the water circulation all the way to the top of the bit to ensure cooling and consistent wearing in order to optimize use of the tool and avoid premature eroding.