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In hard and abrasive drilling conditions the external parts of the DTH hammer is wearing out before the internal parts reaches their fatigue limits. In these conditions the E-kit can serve as a tool to reduce the total drilling cost. With the E-kit the hammer can be rebuilt and the internal part re-used for another run. The cost saving can be substantial as the cost for an E-kit only is 50 percent of a new hammer. An E-kit contains all the needed parts for a rebuild and will ease the logistic constrains as all needed parts can be ordered under one product number.
Fluids sometimes need to be injected to clean a drilled hole, and until Hydrocyclone technology, drilling speeds were compromised as fluids were injected. Atlas Copco Secoroc’s exclusive, patented system expels injected fluids just above the down-hole drill. The result? As much fluid as necessary can be injected without concern for loss of performance. The hole stays clean, and the hammer runs as if it were operating dry.
Over-the-hammer Jet Subs allow large volumes of air to be bypassed above the hammer. This feature reduces operating pressure and allows more hole cleaning for deep, wet or soft rock applications. The jet sub prevents power losses normally associated with air bypass. Upward facing venturis allow extremely high volumes of bypass flow to escape behind the hammer. Does not require booster compressors.
Secoroc drill pipe lubricant is formulated with a proprietary blend of copper and graphite additives in a lead free aluminum complex base grease. It has high temperature protection for all threaded pipe and hammer connections. The lubricant protects against rust and corrosion. Adheres to oily threads, can be easily brushed on over a wide temperature range.
Atlas Copco Rock Drill Oil is specially developed for Atlas Copco pneumatic and hydraulic rock drills and down-the-hole hammers. The lubricating oil is made of carefully selected components that gives the highest technical performance and preferentially wet the steel, so they are resistant to being washed off in a water, saline water, or foam environment. This helps reduce the corrosion (rust) that can develop in these environments on the internal parts of the hammer even after the equipment has been used.