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Tips to Help You Drill at Cold Temperatures

Oct. 14, 2021

Ideally, geological drilling operations should be carried out at milder temperatures. But as we all know, conditions are rarely perfect and it is important to ensure that drilling operations are carried out even at colder temperatures. That's why we thought we'd give you some drilling tips when the temperature drops. Diamond Tools Manufacturer HANGHUA shares with you.

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Using powerful drilling equipment capable of drilling in semi-frozen or frozen soils is a necessity, as they require machines with greater drilling strength and torque. Of course, just as it is important to ensure that your field vehicles are regularly maintained, it is also imperative to ensure that your drilling equipment is fit for the task at hand. Keeping it in top working order will go a long way to making your drilling operations as hassle-free and efficient as possible.

Use safety equipment

Safety gear and equipment is designed to make everyone safer and more productive. It is relatively easy to stay injury-free by taking a few simple but necessary precautions, which will benefit everyone in the long run.

Proper preparation, such as adjusting work habits slightly to weather conditions and taking simple precautions, such as being aware of the inherent risks on site, can ultimately make drilling operations safer and more efficient.

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Using the right vehicle

There are a number of ways to help your vehicle cope with winter conditions.

It is recommended that you service your engine more frequently during the winter, especially if your equipment is left idle for long periods of time. Choosing to use lighter hydraulic fluids (and synthetic oils, if possible) will help. These oils pass through cold systems more easily and can reduce wear on pumps and valves.

For diesel engines, it is also useful to use additives to remove water and prevent gelling. Changing the fuel filter at each oil change and keeping the tank full will prevent moisture build-up.

Preparing clothes for the cold

Drilling in colder temperatures obviously requires wearing suitable warm clothing into the field. Keeping your head, hands and feet warm at all times will make it easier for you to beat the cold while remaining productive. Layering is a good strategy as it keeps you warm throughout the day and allows you to remove layers when the temperature rises.

Making health and safety a primary concern is essential for low temperature drilling operations. Of course, cold will always lead to rig failures, tool breakdowns and lost production time. However, being prepared for the conditions is the best way to reduce and hopefully avoid the risks. Contact our experts to get more details and the quotation. We are a professional manufacturer and exporter that is concerned with the design, development, production and sell of diamond tools.

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