posted by Rod McCoremick, Blog author, Fordia Powered by Epiroc
September 18, 2019
One of the most challenging ground formations for diamond drilling is fractured ground. When drilling in highly fractured or broken ground, you run the risk of hitting a void or large fracture and having your drill water escape through that fault. Similarly, in an underground drilling environment, groundwater is often unexpectedly encountered in the drill hole.
Extremely high flow rates and pressures are not uncommon.
A great tool to have on hand when these things occur is the Aquaguard. Aquaguard is a water limiter that allows you to cross high pressure water inflow zones. There are x good reasons to have this tool in your box.