rock drilling Articles

  • Exhaust Purifier for Rock Drill

    Description Gardner Denver MK45H rock drill. Challenge A universal exhaust purifier was required that could easily be retrofitted into the vehicle exhaust pipe. Solution DCL supplied an exhaust purifier with connection cones to match the vehicle exhaust tube diameter. The unit was connected to the exhaust tube with standard muffler u-clamps. Quick-release clamps on ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Thermal stress on bottom hole rock of gas drilling

    Gas drilling has higher penetration than mud drilling. The greatest reason for this phenomenon with gas is that the gas is greatly cooled by expansion as it passes through the bit and thereby cools the bottom of the hole. The thermal stress at bottom–hole occurs during this process. The concept of thermal crushing of rocks is analysed in this study. The theoretical methods are developed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acoustic fingerprinting for rock identification during drilling

    During the process of mining, it is imperative to know the type and properties of the rocks being handled. The current technology for this involves core drilling, and subsequently subjecting the drilled cores to various tests in the laboratory, to identify the rocks and establish their properties. In many cases, obtaining a sample may be cumbersome and/or non–profitable. This paper presents a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating rock properties using sound level during drilling: field investigation

    The process of drilling, in general, always produces sound as a by-product. Sound is used as a diagnostic tool for identification of faulty components in the mechanical industry. However, its application in the mining industry for estimating rock properties has not been much explored. Knowledge of rock properties is essential for mine planning and design. An attempt has been made in this paper to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: Granite Rock

    The world is changing. Consider the environment: In just a couple of decades, our knowledge of the world around us and how we affect it has caused significant shifts in the way we act. The best example of this lies with our corporate culture, as companies have to consider their impact on the world as well as their overall profitability. Industries that rely on the earth are in a precarious ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • A comparison of two instructional approaches in teaching underground rock bolt installation with a Jackleg Drill

    An integrated hypermedia training tool on underground rock bolting was evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to compare it with the traditional method of training underground rock bolters. Usability experiments performed underscore the need to evaluate a new product to ensure that it meets the requirements of users. Statistical results from comparative experiment indicate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coiled Tube Turbodrilling: a proposed technology to optimise drilling deep hard rocks for mineral exploration

    The need to drill deep boreholes more efficiently for mineral exploration has raised the attention to investigate the feasibility of recent drilling technologies for such applications. The two principal methods of Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond core drilling are usually used in combination by mine operators are subjected to certain limitations and inefficiencies. Considering that delivering ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new approach for estimation of properties of metamorphic rocks

    Rock properties play an important role in the preliminary design of structures. This research focuses on developing empirical models using multiple regression technique for prediction of physical properties of metamorphic rocks. The model considers the following parameters: drill bit diameter, bit speed, penetration rate and equivalent sound level produced during drilling. The F-test was used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Petrophysical parameters affecting the microbit drillability of rock

    Drillability of rock is one of the important parameter to decide the progress and economics of excavation. It depends on number of parameters like ground condition, drill geometry and other rock parameters. The important physico-mechanical properties were determined. It was found that Uniaxial Compressive Strength, Point load index, tensile strength, shear strength, cohesion are strongly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Backreaming through rock — with AXIS Guided Boring System

    Taking on a challenge is nothing out of the ordinary for the experienced trenchless installation experts at Midwest Mole. Since its founding in 1982, the Indianapolis-based contactor has earned a reputation for installation innovation; overcoming obstacles and defying the odds. So, these trenchless pros didn’t hesitate to take on another challenge despite the recognition that they would ...


    By Vermeer

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • The mechanism and law of wellbore instability due to drill string impact in air drilling

    Due to the low density and small damping factor of gas, drill string vibration in air drilling is much more violent than that in mud. Drill string impact on wellbore wall has a vital effect on wellbore stability in many cases. However, there are few researches about drill string impact on wellbore wall so far. In this paper, the calculation model of drill string impact on wellbore wall was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sources of Groundwater in Crystalline Hard Rocks of Kandy Area, Sri Lanka

    Abstract: Hydrogeological investigations were carried out to obtain sufficient information on groundwater availability in the fractured metamorphic rocks in Kandy district of Sri Lanka. 47 boreholes were drilled with the average depth of 90 metres and 24 high yielding wells were selected and long term pumping tests were carried out for each well using standard methods. The calculated total of ...


  • A fuzzy logic based classification for assessing of rock mass drillability

    This paper describes a fuzzy classification system for evaluating of rock mass drillability. Six parameters; Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS), joints dipping, Mohs hardness, joints aperture, joints spacing and grain size have been used. In this fuzzy system, each rock mass is classified into five modes from very poor to excellent condition. As a case study, 15 rock masses in two mines in Iran ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prediction of rock fracture toughness modes I and II utilising brittleness indexes

    Fracture toughness and brittleness are of the most crucial rock features for underground excavation and drilling in rock mass. Developed standard tests to determine rock fracture toughness are very difficult as well as time consuming; furthermore, they require high-level accuracy during sample preparation and testing. An attempt has been made to propose simple relations to determine fracture ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Drill King International is exploring reverse-circulation drilling opportunities in Chile

    The new XT RC50 hammer from Drill King International completed drilling trials at the beginning of August 2016. This 5in (127mm) reverse-circulation (RC) hammer is the first one from the XT (Extreme Torque) series, introduced by the down-the-hole (DTH) drilling equipment manufacturer from Texas, US. The XT RC hammer series will complement Drill King's extensive line of DTH air- and water-powered ...

  • Cutting breakage and transportation mechanism of air drilling

    In the air drilling, the mechanism of cutting removal in the annulus is very complicated. The research on this field is limited to theoretical discussion, the explanation using mathematical model have been lacking. This paper proposes a mathematical model of cutting breakage and transportation in air drilling based on the mechanism of rock fragmentation and the theory of gas–solid flow. Also, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Leakage from drill pipe casing subject to shear deformation

    The possibility of fluids leaking from a pressurised drill pipe casing subject to shear deformation caused by various events, including geological activity (such as seismic activity or deformations associated with subsidence related to excavation and construction) in the vicinity of the bore hole, is investigated. An experimental laboratory scoping investigation has been conducted to determine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • De Pere & Manitowic, WI - Dewatering / Filtering Drilling Sediments - Case Study

    TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE CHALLENGE Lunda Construction was subcontracted by Michels Corporation to provide 35' diameter down-shafts to facilitate the installation of a pipeline between the Manitowoc River and the Fox ...

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