Equipment


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Borehole expansion may prove necessary overtime. Newer technologies, allow workers to expand the existing casings and avoid traditional...

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Variations in soil and rock affect choices in design path, bit and bottom hole assembly, and machinery and mud selection. Soil is also...

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Guided boring machine maintenance requires keeping all fluid levels on the equipment full. Inspecting and washing drilling mud and other...

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Education is an important point for trenchless technology companies, as the industry is still relatively new and growing. A no dig show...

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The efficient modern tunnel boring machine (TBM) that smoothly slices through clay, rock and shale is a result of many failed attempts at...

Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment


Each of the components of a drill rig must be considered individually in order to maintain it. Rigs, rods, bits and back reamers, fluid...

Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling


For trenchless projects, managers select one of three main drill rod categories, A-series, D-series, or O-series. A-series rods are made of...

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Drilling deviations come in many forms. The 1st order lineal deviation includes vertical deviation (msVD) and horizontal deviation (msHD)....

Trenchless Operations Safety Do’s and Don’ts Trenchless Operations Safety Do’s and Don’ts Trenchless Operations Safety Do’s and Don’ts Trenchless Operations Safety Do’s and Don’ts


Though trenchless construction eliminates excavation, the site selected for beginning the project should be where minimum disruption to...

The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions


Depending on the soil structure, a geological investigation provides information on which drill bits should be used for drilling in soft,...

A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation A Look at Hydro Vacuum Excavation


A water jet that’s steered is an effective way of producing a tunnel that follows a project design path almost perfectly. Add suction to...

Horizontal Directional Drilling: 7 Key Facts to Know Horizontal Directional Drilling: 7 Key Facts to Know Horizontal Directional Drilling: 7 Key Facts to Know Horizontal Directional Drilling: 7 Key Facts to Know


Pilot hole curvature, the reamer size and the viscosity of the drilling fluid all require adequate planning knowledge in horizontal...

An Overview of Robotic Pipe Repair An Overview of Robotic Pipe Repair An Overview of Robotic Pipe Repair An Overview of Robotic Pipe Repair


robotic pipe repair is an essential part of oil companies’ pipeline maintenance. The technology, known as smart or intelligent pigs,...

A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling A Complete Guide to the Usage and History of Drill Bits and Tooling


The drill bit and its tooling practices have evolved to become a mainstay of modern drilling processes. Without these all-important tools,...