dakota bulldozer, 2017-12-29 15:22:43. Because fewer components mean greater reliability, we'vedesigneda simple hull frame made of a thick, single plate. Track frames have a large-section construction for maximum rigidity. Even the box-section construction of the blade back beam is reinforced, all with durability in mind.
dakota bulldozer, 2017-12-29 15:22:36. A flat bottom frame,the monocoque track frames and forward-mounted pivot shafts provide good maneuverability in muddy terrain by preventing mud from building up under the frame.
dakota bulldozer, 2017-12-29 15:14:08. With the Closed-center Load Sensing (CLSS) hydraulic system, blade lever stroke is directly proportional with blade speed, regardless of the load and travel speed. This results in superb, fine controllability.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 07:03:22. In the 1970s, outside of the oil and gas industry, roller bits using mud circulation were replaced by the first pneumatic reciprocating piston Reverse Circulation (RC) drills, and became essentially obsolete for most shallow drilling, and are now only used in certain situations where rocks preclude other methods.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 06:17:50. Hoists in the rig can lift hundreds of tons of pipe. Other equipment can force acid or sand into reservoirs to facilitate extraction of the oil or natural gas; and in remote locations there can be permanent living accommodation and catering for crews (which may be more than a hundred). Marine rigs may operate thousands of miles distant from the supply base with infrequent crew rotation or cycle.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 04:00:36. In early oil exploration, drilling rigs were semi-permanent in nature and the derricks were often built on site and left in place after the completion of the well. In more recent times drilling rigs are expensive custom-built machines that can be moved from well to well.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-08 13:47:13. Oil and natural gas drilling rigs are used not only to identify geologic reservoirs but also to create holes that allow the extraction of oil or natural gas from those reservoirs. Primarily in onshore oil and gas fields once a well has been drilled, the drilling rig will be moved off of the well and a service rig (a smaller rig) that is purpose-built for completions will be moved on to the well to get the well on line.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 05:07:51. Until internal combustion engines were developed in the late 19th century, the main method for drilling rock was muscle power of man or animal. The drilling of wells for the manufacture of salt began by the Song Dynasty in China.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 08:48:13. RAB drilling is used most frequently in the mineral exploration industry. (This tool is also known as a Down-the-hole drill.) The drill uses a pneumatic reciprocating piston-driven "hammer" to energetically drive a heavy drill bit into the rock. The drill bit is hollow, solid steel and has ~20 mm thick tungsten rods protruding from the steel matrix as "buttons". The tungsten buttons are the cutting face of the bit.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-08 18:10:04. The well had a particularly small mouth, "as small as a small bowl." Archaeological evidence of the drilling tools used in deep-well dwelling are kept and displayed in the Zigong Salt Industry Museum. According to Salt: A World History, a Qing Dynasty well, also located in Zigong, "continued down to 3,300 feet [1,000 m] making it at the time the deepest drilled well in the world." Mechanised versions of this system persisted until about 1970, using a cam to rapidly raise and drop what, by then, was a steel cable up to 3 mm.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-08 15:40:32. This frees up the drilling rig to drill another hole and streamlines the operation as well as allowing for specialization of certain services, i.e., completions vs. drilling.
mr.wicks Drilling, 2017-09-09 14:11:38. Antique drilling rig now on display at Western History Museum in Lingle, Wyoming. It was used to drill many water wells in that area—many of those wells are still in use.
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