New water mist kit for surface drilling

2015 Dec 23

Atlas Copco’s highly effective water mist system, which stabilizes the walls of holes during surface drilling, has now been redesigned for even greater efficiency.

The new solution features a hydraulically driven pump mounted directly on a non- pressurized tank, forming a complete module. The advantage of this is better commonality of parts which means fewer parts and easier maintenance.

There are three sizes to choose from – 50, 150 and 400 liters, depending on the rig. For example, the FlexiROC T45, SmartROC T45 and SmartROC C50 rigs all have 400 liter tanks, while SmartROC T35, SmartROC T40, SpeedROC D30 and Rock Buggy all have 150 liter tanks.

FlexiROC D50, D55, D60, D65, C65, T50 and SmartROC D65 already have hydraulic pumps and non-pressurized tanks but will be upgraded with the newly designed tank which will give these models greater water capability.

The big news, however, is that it is now possible to obtain two 400 liter tanks on one and the same rig, doubling the water capacity to 800 liters. The optional system can be mounted on almost all Atlas Copco surface drilling products.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.

The water mist module mounted on the SmartROC C50 drill rig.