How to Take Protective Measures for Drilling Equipment?

Dec. 13, 2023

In view of the adverse effects of high temperature and high humidity on crawler drilling rigs, in order to avoid its downtime and maximize its effectiveness, two protection mechanisms are summarized:

1. Strengthen site management

In the high temperature and high humidity environment, the on-site management of borewell drilling equipment should take rain, heat, moisture, sun protection, and lightning protection as the key, and do the following:

a. Improve the mechanical parking environment.

When choosing a temporary parking place, try to avoid ravines, rivers, and cliffs in valleys. It is necessary to compact the road foundation, dig the surrounding drainage ditches, handle the bank revetment, remove the surrounding weeds, and eliminate the damage caused by snakes and rats to the drilling rig. Where conditions permit, camouflage nets, tarpaulins, or temporary hangars should be used to avoid parking in the open air.

b. Reasonably arrange work time.

It is necessary to avoid or reduce construction work under high-temperature conditions as much as possible to prevent the crawler drilling rig from being too aging and unbearable by the operators; the construction work time should be arranged early and late to avoid the high-temperature period at noon; when the temperature is below 38℃ Outdoor work should be stopped.

c. Do a good job of three mechanical protection: sun protection, rain protection, and lightning protection work at the construction site, and all kinds of equipment switches, power distribution cabinets, etc., must have rain protection and moisture protection measures. In case of heavy thunderstorms, stop the operation and evacuate the machinery to a safe area.

d. Pay attention to mechanical safety management: regularly check whether the lubricating oil and hydraulic oil temperature control devices are sensitive, whether the monitoring equipment is reasonable, whether the safety protection equipment such as torque limiters, limit switches, and emergency brake switches are reliable, whether the braking and steering are good, If any defects are found, remove them in time, and prohibit the crawler drilling rig from working with diseases. Perform static tracking management on the system configuration, and quickly deal with abnormalities.

Borewell Drilling Equipment

Borewell Drilling Equipment 

2. Pay attention to maintenance

Cooling system

Regularly check the working conditions of the engine cooling system to ensure that the cooling system has complete parts and good performance. In particular, check the performance of the cooling pump, the tightness of the fan tape, whether the vents and vents of the radiator cover are unblocked, and whether the coolant is sufficient and efficient. Whether the thermostat and fan clutch are in good performance. Clean the dust and sludge on the air-cooled engine cylinder liner radiator and radiator in time, and clean the scale and impurities in the water radiator of the water-cooled engine in time.

Electrical system

Regularly check whether the terminal is loose, whether the wire end, contact is oxidized or ablated. It is necessary to adjust the generator regulator correctly and appropriately reduce the charging current. Clean the surface of the battery regularly. The pile head of the battery and the positive and negative cables should be firmly connected. The height of the electrolyte should meet the requirements. Distilled water should be filled in time and the ventilation holes should be kept unblocked.

Hydraulic system

Check the hydraulic system pipeline and radiator regularly for leakage, whether the fan is working properly, and whether the quantity and quality of hydraulic oil meet the requirements; clean the hydraulic oil tank regularly to reduce internal pollution and maintain the heat dissipation capacity of the hydraulic oil tank; pay attention to using the same brand The hydraulic oil should be replaced in time if it is contaminated and cannot meet the normal use requirements, and the hydraulic oil filter element should be replaced regularly to ensure that the hydraulic oil pipeline is unobstructed and the oil is clean.

Other parts

Regularly check whether the rotating parts such as the transmission box and shaft pins are flexible and whether there are small cracks in the steel structure parts to prevent the high temperature and high humidity environment from causing increased damage. If the surface of the shell is found to be aging, cracked, or peeled off, it should be repaired in time. If the rusty parts are found, they should be removed and painted in time to avoid the aggravation of rust due to excessive rain.

All kinds of oil

The oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, brake fluid, and grease should be selected in accordance with the requirements of the Automatic Drilling Rig operation and maintenance manual, and maintenance should be carried out at the specified time interval. The above oil should be added in time when the quantity is insufficient and replaced in time when the quality is not good. In addition, the oil change interval should be appropriately adjusted according to actual operating conditions.

The temperature, humidity, air pollution, and atmospheric pressure of the work site all have varying degrees of influence on the normal operation of the various systems of drilling machinery. Therefore, the crawler mounted drill rig supplier reminds everyone to pay attention to changes in temperature and the health of each part of the machine in hot and rainy weather.