Canwell 2010: drill rigs on display
December 16, 2010 By Ground Water Canada magazine
Doing more for less is the goal of Atlas Copco. The company
will display the latest version of the TH60, which uses a single engine
to power the truck and drill rig. According to the company, a single
engine to power the truck and drill offers several benefits.
Atlas TH60 has new features
Doing more for less is the goal of Atlas Copco. The company will display the latest version of the TH60, which uses a single engine to power the truck and drill rig. According to the company, a single engine to power the truck and drill offers several benefits. With up to 600 horsepower (477 kilowatts) under the hood, an improved pullback power and fast feed speed is available. The Atlas Cyclone operating system features full-width platforms and a straightforward console layout. The torque limit control allows the head torque to be matched with threaded casing torque specifications. In clean holes, casing can be set with the drawworks. The table swings out and the back half retracts to open up the whole centralizer for large casing and tools. With the bushings removed, there is a clear 20-inch (508-millimetre) opening at the table and up the derrick.
The fast feed and drawworks can be operated simultaneously, speeding up the drilling process. These advantages also apply to coming out of the hole. You can trip with the rotary head or the drawworks. The new 30,000-pound (13,608-kilogram) single line drawworks and pipe spinner options provide the fastest way out of the hole. The derrick and feed system incorporates large-diameter, nylon-composite, top and bottom sheaves with large bearings and shafts. This design greatly reduces fatigue on the feed cables and improves mechanical efficiency. The result: longer cable life and reduced fuel consumption to operate the feed system.
Laibe 2010 Versa-Drill V-100NG
The V-100NG can be equipped with 300/200 or 600/200 air, 3×4 centrifugal mud pump, 5×6 piston pump, 5-1/2 x 8-inch piston pump, line oiler, water injection (9 or 25 gallons per minute), plus a 10- or 15-rod carousel. It also offers an automated pipe-handling system (500-foot capacity), a 12-18,000-pound capacity main winch, with swing job/extension, plus a 2-4,000-pound capacity auxiliary winch with swing jib. The V-100NG comes mounted on a Peterbilt 6×6 all-wheel-drive chassis (standard).
Schramm T455WS Rotadrill
Built with the professional geothermal and water well driller in mind, the new truck-mounted Schramm T455WS Rotadrill features 40,000 pounds of hoist, big air and super-fast pipe handling. Enhanced pipe handling features include a 15-pipe lazy susan carousel, side pipe rack, arm-style pipe spinner and a sliding top head. Equipped with a fuel-efficient Caterpillar deck engine, 1050/350 air compressor with clutch, power-saving load-sensing hydraulics and variable speed cooling fan, the T455WS also features Schramm’s patented air-control compressor regulation that eliminates maintenance problems associated with moisture and air line freezing, and saves fuel by precisely adjusting compressor volume to demand. Centrifugal or piston mud pumps are also available to further increase the versatility of the rig.
Foremost launches MAC25
Foremost is introducing the MAC25 (Mud, Air, Core), a high-productivity, single rotary drilling rig with 25,000 pounds of pullback. The MAC25 is a multipurpose rotary drill with the capability to perform air/mud rotary, DTH hammer and core drilling applications. Optional pipe loading systems are also available, including carousel, single rod loader or automated rod loader.
Vermeer looks at things from a different angle
Inspired by the voice of drillers and fuelled by Vermeer’s passion for innovative solutions, the D20x22FX Series II is the industry’s first flex-angle drill capable of entry points from 18 to 90 degrees – and everywhere in between, states Vermeer.
Capable of completing vertical and steep-angle geothermal loop installations, the D20x22FX Series II is also a fully functioning horizontal directional drill (HDD) that can install horizontal loops, as well as conventional utilities.
The rod loader is controlled by a single operator, and offers push-button access to 210 feet (64 metres) of onboard drill rod without the use of winches or hand loading. Self-propelled on rubber tracks, the machine treads lightly and can access confined spaces, making it ideal for backyard retrofit geothermal installations.
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