abrasive drilling

abrasive drilling

[ə′brās·əv ′dril·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A rotary drilling method in which drilling is effected by the abrasive action of the drill steel or drilling medium which rotates while being pressed against the rock.
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These components, which come into contact with abrasive drilling fluids, are replaced at regular intervals to ensure maximum pump performance.