This year the engineering and mining industry is still during the downturn, many drilling equipment underemployment, in addition, the Chinese Spring Festival is approaching, a lot of crawler rock drill is also close to downtime, storage in downtime of drilling rig is easy to overlook the problem of everyone, in fact, room for crawler drilling equipment and drill tools is very important when you start to use it .
How to make the drill rod storage?
Blowing, make sure all the water is dry inside of drill rod, then open the drill shank lubrication part, mainly, it’s the best when you can see the lubricating oil in the bottom of drill pipe.
Drill rod external should be clean, include the central part of drill pipe and screw thread part. Then cover on the connector of male & female, avoiding the dirty is gone inside.
The cover is small and cheap, but it can for avoiding dirty.
Long term storage. A little bit different.
Three steps when reusing the DTH hammer
Well, there are many drillers think like this, is it necessary to follow the above steps? The mining site condition is limited; we store it whatever we want usually.
OK, this is a good question, it’s also a secret of benefit. Some boss asks me, why other company annual benefit is higher than ours, we work in the same mining site, use the same pneumatic crawler drilling rig？The reason is now, you can save a lot if you store and maintenance for drill rods and DTH hammer with correct way.
Many drillers record the drill tools consume, e.g., how long the DTH hammer can work. Now the global mining market is still slow,the price of drilling hole per meter is going down continuously. So I suggest that all the boss pay more attention to the storage and maintenance of drill tools. You can have a try to see if the life of drill rod and DTH hammer is more extended than before if you follow our suggestion step. Definitely will save A LOT of your money.
I remember an Australian driller told me, the drill machine is more reliable than a human. You treat it well; then it treats you better. Look, our crawler rock drill is just like one year old, but we use it for three years now.
DTH drill rod drill pipe for DTH crawler drilling rigs
Rod wall thickness: 4-6mm