shaft drilling

shaft drilling

[′shaft ‚dril·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The drilling of small shafts up to about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in diameter with the shot drill.
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And they spent four days in a tunnel shaft drilling with a group of other robbers, so, no matter how close you were before this job, you're going to know each other's personal habits in detail.
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Xu Heidong and Cai Xin reported on the progress being made with shaft drilling in China, with more than 80 shafts having been drilled to date.
Among the topics are reverse engineering tunnel risk analyses to get that 20/20 hindsight, geotechnical and design challenges for large rock caverns in Manhattan, the design and subsurface construction at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, the Boggo Road Busway project in Brisbane, an update of the Port of Miami Tunnel from the design builder's engineer, the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory in North Dakota and the construction of physics megacaverns, how new technology changes blind shaft drilling, and technical considerations for tunnel-boring machine tunneling in The Andes.
Handheld drilling has to be used in the shaft deepening, from 750 m below surface to a depth of 1,460 m, as the shaft is too small to accommodate a shaft drilling jumbo.
Shaft Drillers International, a worldwide leader of deep, large-diameter shaft drilling, has purchased a majority interest in Zeni Drilling Company, headquartered in Morgantown, W.
The evolving science of underground excavation was brought into sharper focus at the 1991 technical conference of the Institute for Shaft Drilling Technology.
Shaft drilling was addressed in detail in both World Tunnelling (February 1990) and Mining Magazine (March 1990).
Shaft drilling excavates a shaft from the collar downwards using a large rig to drill one or more passes: debris removal is normally by flushing with reverse circulation.
In contrast with shaft drilling, which has been practised for well over a century, the first shaft boring machine was produced in 1970.
Limitations are similar in nature to those for shaft drilling, that is to say the strength of the drill string and the directional accuracy of drilling.
After considering several alternative shaft-sinking approaches, the UTF's construction manager, Norwest Resource Consultants Ltd., chose blind shaft drilling, using a conventional deep-hole oilfield rig fitted with a 1.25-m drive table and able to handle 35-cm-dia dual- wall drill pipe.