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Water Limiter – Aquaguard

Cross zones of high pressure and high flow groundwater during drilling operations and still obtain good core recovery with Fordia’s AquaGuard.


When drilling operations have stopped or slowed down because of a high-pressure water inflow zone or other large amounts of water, the AquaGuard is inserted into the core barrel to allow drilling activity to resume.  The product’s valve, similar to a check valve, partially limits water from the pressurized in-flow zone, making drilling operations more efficient.


  • Permits drilling operations to continue in zones with high-pressure water inflow where core recovery would be otherwise impossible.
  • Dramatically improves working conditions and improves drill site and mine water management.
  • Can be used with all standard drilling equipment
  • In zones with high-pressure water inflow, can reduce operating time by up to 30%, increasing productivity while keeping operational costs down


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We are happy to announce that as of August 2, 2021, all Canadian Fordia offices will be making drill rigs available to their customers. In an earlier blog this year, we announced that drill rigs would be available for sale in the USA and that proved to be successful, so Canada will now join the USA in adding drill rigs to their portfolio of drilling equipment for the mineral exploration industry.

The mineral exploration industry has seen a lot of change in the last few years. One of the most common challenges is finding employees. Between the cyclic nature of the industry and the recent pandemic, many experienced drillers have left and replacing them has been difficult for many companies.

At the beginning of the year, we decided to update our popular eGuides so our customers would have the latest and greatest information. We started with our most popular guide on choosing the right core bit and are now in the process of taking each guide and updating its information to represent the many changes that have occurred over the last few years.

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