DTH hammer

Drill Speed cover                 Josh Marcus, senior product specialist of Atlas Copco Secoroc down-hole tools, said pneumatic hammer drilling gives drillers an advantage in all but the most extremely soft ground conditions. And when weighted drilling fluid is not required to control the formations, hammer drilling should be the favored technique. … Read more
Businessman, former driller, achieves goal of bringing water to the people of Ethiopia When Solomon Gebre Yohannes was 18 years old in the mid-1980s, he traveled to Ethiopia’s northern region to work on a water well rig. As Solomon remembers it, the region was crippled from drought and war. People in a shelter had as little as a cup of water per person per day. Born from that … Read more
Geothermal driller sets footage record with Atlas Copco DTH hammer and Rocket Bit. It can’t be stressed enough that, although geothermal drilling is done with all the same equipment and tooling as water well drilling, geothermal drilling requires a different mindset. Drillers who have done quarry work know what it means to punch holes in the ground to meet the footage demands of the customer. Geothermal work follows … Read more
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