What is Grade Drilling Control?
Grade Drilling services are essentially Horizontal Directional Drilling Services, just maintaining a specific slope. With Sanitary Sewer Lines, We have to maintain the slope to insure the sewer lines flow with gravity. Most of our competitors do not have the skills or the experience for these type of installations.
How does it work?
Drilling machinery provides the operator with real-time grade guidance while they are drilling. What this means is that they are given information about the desired depth, slope and alignments (which was traditionally given to them by a specialist inspecting the site). Drilling samples are sent to laboratories for geologists to access the grade.
Why use it?
Controlling the grade is important for three reasons:
The grade of the mineral can vary dramatically due to depth. Geologists will use this information to define the economic limits, to ensure there is return on investment when mining the mineral.
At one point in an operation, mining becomes unprofitable because the grade of the metal is too low – the value of the metal in the ore is less than what it costs to mine it. Grade control stops businesses from running at a loss.
The milling process is designed to be as efficient as possible by being performed at a specific grade. When mining in a high-grade zone, it is possible for some of the metal to be lost unless it is blended with low grade metal.
Grade control technology improves efficiency, increasing the productivity and profitability of an operation. Grade control systems allow machinery to operate at a continuous pace, rather than having to stop for a grade checker to come and measure the excavation, as with conventional equipment – a process that often needs reworking. It also decreases the need to do prep work and to check the grade after the deck. The overall benefit is that it will save you time (and thus money), without compromising on accuracy.
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