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Drill rod maintenance tips

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Drill rod maintenance tips

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DID YOU KNOW?

The initial coupling thread assembly often determines the efficiency and life cycle of a drill rod? Debris in the threads reduces the interference gap and increases the torque necessary to correctly pre-load the joint. That’s why wireline threads should be cleaned and lubricated before make up.

 
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DRILL ROD MAINTENANCE tip

MBI Drilling drill rods can deliver years of good use. The key to success: maintenance. All you have to do is understand the capacity, limit, and failure modes of the drill rods being used and eliminate, limit, or control the associated risks.

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DRILL ROD MAINTENANCE tip

After each use of a drill rod, make sure the ends of the thread are completely clean. Inspect each one and look for any signs of cracking or other superficial damage. If you find anything, remove the drill rod! 


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DRILL ROD MAINTENANCE tip

Because drill rods have very thin walls, it’s important to handle them with care to make sure the thread ends aren’t damaged during use or when they’re being loaded or unloaded.