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Reaburn Goes Sonic!

October 2016

Sonic Drilling

At the start of October 2016 Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical’s new Sonic Rig arrived.

The LS250 SONIC DRILLING RIG has the capability to drill to depths of greater than 60m through almost any material, up to 3 times quicker than conventional drilling methods. It is track mounted and combined with our specialised in-house Low Ground Pressure capabilities will allow us to access difficult to reach areas.The unique way that the sonic rig works through vibration of the core head allows the sonic rig to drill without air or water for most soft to medium hard formations.

The unique calibration of vibration, rotation and downward forces exerted on the formation by the head can be adjusted and fine-tuned by our expert operators depending on the rock lithology and hardness to optimise drilling rate. The drill pipe loading operation on the sonic rig manual handing is greatly reduced making the whole operation safe and efficient.

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