In the last 20 years, sonic drilling has displayed impressive growth in terms of acceptance and popularity. Two primary key elements are paramount to this growth. The first one has something to do with the development of seasoned and skilled drillers who will be delegated to perform this job and second to this are the latest advances and developments in the sonic drilling technology.
Provided that a sonic drilling operator or staff is highly skilled, he is not going to have a hard time achieving high production rates. He is also likely to obtain exceptionally good quality samples from an array of subsurface conditions. The sonic drill rigs are capable of reaching greater depths while at the same time trying to get near 100% in sitecore samples.
Know When You Should Make Use of Sonic Drill Rig
Having a deeper understanding of where and when to take advantage of the sonic drilling technique over other available but traditional methods of drilling is paramount to delivering a cost-effective outcome to your customer.
We have below 2 practical reasons why you should pick this drilling technology instead, sonic drill, over many other methods.
- Drilling projects requiring continuous site samples that need to be collected — this contrary to reverse circulation drilling. The chips in this method of drilling are collected instead.
- In situations where you need to veer away from air and fluid while the drilling process is ongoing. Sonic drilling does not require both air or fluid. This explains the reason why it is the method of choice for geo-construction, geotechnical and environmental applications. Significant cost savings are likely to materialize in the sonic type of drilling.
These are the kind of drilling projects that will necessitate you to shell out a good amount of money. You also need to exert some effort in your work here so that you can dispose of your drill cuttings or investigation derived waste or IDW. Drilling dry minimizes the anticipated amount of liquid against the rotary type of drilling (drill water/mud).
For those drilling projects with observable unconsolidated formations of the ground are encountered, sonic type of drilling is the method of choice to use here. It is very good at handling pebbles, boulders and everything in between while giving the borehole that needed an amount of integrity by virtue of continuous casing process.
Maintain Your Sonic Rig
It is very important to see to it that your tooling and sonic rig are always in tip-top shape or optimal running condition. It is paramount to the long term productive life of sonic drilling.
To help you identify and fix issues right away even before downtime for your equipment occurs, preventive maintenance should be observed and followed. Therefore, see to it that you have your sonic rig checked and do it regularly.
Keep Safety in Check
In any drill site facility, the safety of everyone working there is very important. Promote and inculcate in the minds of your team culture of safety. Encourage your drill crews to always think first, a hundredfold, before taking action. By this measure, every single one of them will be trained to focus their mind and energy to the task they have at hand. It should always be one task at a time.