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September 2017 \\ PRODUCT TRIALS \\ TOP HAMMER DRILL BITS
Before jumping straight into the project we needed to ensure we could offer our client a suitable bit design that really
could tackle the ground formations faced. In actual production drillers really can’t afford unwanted down time and
increased operating costs so, through an in-depth consultation period; members of the Ibbotson Drilling team were able
to ascertain key characteristics about our client’s drilling pattern and scale of operation.
The drilling conditions on our client’s site are extremely challenging with broken and fragmented rock layers. Our T51
bit has been specifically designed with a large drop centre face to ensure hole alignment and prevent deviation during
the drilling process.The blast-hole pattern is a 2m x 2m area to depths ranging from 15–21m in certain places. Analysis
has been and will continue to be monitored on penetration rates and product longevity, in order to keep our client
at optimum productivity and ahead of the competition. Studies of the air flushing rates, rock chipping sizes and wear
resistance tests have allowed both us and the drilling team to gain advanced understanding of amnd impliment some
During our testing phase our T51 bits achieved an average rate of penetration (ROP) of 1.30 m/min in abrasive rock;
competitive to that of the leading premium branded bits.
We are also pleased to have been able to offer our client a consignment stocking facility of the T51 bits on site. This
prevents any lead-time or transportation delays and will ensure our customer “Keeps On Drilling!” Having stock
and technical expertise within touching distance of a clients project is at the core of our business strategy and we
continuously implement knowledge and experience gained to improve our clients skills and further their projects.
If this just wasn’t enough we have also reduced our client’s yearly drill bit costs by 17% resulting in a financial saving of
Bit Size: 102mm
Part Number: 315102-RDCB
Skirt Design: Retrac
Face Design: Drop Centre Carbide: Parabolic Average ROP: 1.30 m/min
Hydraulic Crawler Drill Rig:
Manufacturer: Atlas Copco Model: FlexiROC T40
Air Package: 145 l/s
Top Hammer: Atlas Copco 2560
For more information about our range of top hammer drill bits please below:
CASE STUDY- T51 TOP HAMMER BITS
Ibbotson Drilling Services are pleased to have recently conducted successful product trials of 102mm (4”) T51 Drop Centre drill bits with a drilling contractor located here in the UK.
Our client approached us about 2 months ago looking for an alternative supplier for his drill bit requirements and on-going overall support.
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We are also authorised distributors for the following brands:
- Halco Rock Tools
- Padley & Venerables
- MTS Perforator