For example, given that a bit averages approximately 125 meters, if you have to drill 1000 meters you can expect to change the bit 8 times. If you can extend the life of a bit by only 15%, you can expect one less drill bit replacement.
The further into the hole you’ve drilled, the more time saved this represents. At about 800-1000 meters, it can take up to 4 hours to replace a bit.
In shallow depths, you may be able to achieve your objectives with only one core bit, if you use the current methods and products that have been developed to extend bit life.
Drill holes can be very unpredictable in the path that they take, so drillers often have to deal with hole deviation. Drill hole deviation is when the hole ends up going in a direction other than the chosen trajectory. The installation of the wedge is done easily in a few steps.
Abrasiveness is a ground condition that can cause headaches among many drillers. It can be difficult to drill through when present in any hardness of ground. Abrasive ground and rock can wear down drill bits quickly and in the case of hard abrasive ground, iron ore poses a particular problem and is often referred to as a bit cemetery.
While underground drilling is similar to surface drilling, there are still important differences. Our underground solution includes products that offer optimum performance in underground conditions.
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