Water Drill

Water Drill

 

a device for making holes with jets of water for planting seedlings and grape cuttings. It can also be used for deep irrigation and for the injection of mineral nutrients for fertilization and pesticide solutions for controlling pests and root-system diseases of grapes and berry-and-fruit crops.

A water drill consists of a vertical pipe with a hydraulic excavating bit and a nozzle at one end. At the end is a transverse pipe (handle) with a sleeve. Liquid is forced by pressure from a tank through a hose connected to the transverse pipe. The connecting pipe has a valve that is raised (opened) when liquid enters the drill. It can be operated from a sprinkler or tank.

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The kit includes a choice of a 2-, 3- or 4-inch water drill bit, plus a swivel adapter, the swivel assembly and horizontal drill key.
However, the boilers have now successfully heated thousands of litres of snow to 90C for feeding the high-pressure water drill.
British Antarctic Survey engineers will transport equipment overland for three days to the sub-glacial lake, where they will use a hot water drill to melt a 2.
He said: "Retrieving the sediment core for laboratory analysis in Durham will involve drilling through over 3km of the Antarctic ice, using a hot water drill, and then dropping a coring device through the 160m depth of the lake water beneath the ice.
Houston-based Global Marine said it was up to the yard to deliver two deep- water drill ships at the price agreed.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) engineers will transport equipment overland for three days to the sub-glacial lake, where they will use a hot water drill to melt a 2.
Rowan has a fleet of 32 mobile offshore drilling units that comprises 28 jack-up rigs and four ultra-deep water drill ships.
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Drilling contractor Pacific Drilling SA (NYSE:PACD) (NOTC:PDSA) revealed on Tuesday that its ultra-deep water drill ship, the Pacific Scirocco, started operations in Nigeria on 31 December 2011.
Offshore drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics Inc (NYSE:ATW) reported on Tuesday the execution of a USD600m turnkey construction contract for an ultra-deep water drill ship, to be called the Atwood Achiever, at a yard in South Korea.
Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) revealed on Thursday that it has exercised its option for the construction of a fourth ultra-deep water drill ship this year.
The researchers used a hot water drill to dig through the 300-meter ice shelf and retrieve water from a subglacial lake located in the Grimsvotn volcanic caldera in Iceland.