Feb. 26, 2007

New line of shock tools

A new line of shock tools is designed to provide an improved rate of penetration and minimize axial vibrations produced by the drillbit.

The tools will absorb shock load on the drillstring and drillbit.

Tools are oil lubricated and sealed, which help supply a longer operational life, the firm points out.

The tools also help reduce vibrations utilizing a series of springs. Tools can be equipped with light, medium, or heavy weight springs to accommodate various drilling conditions.

Designed to enhance the firm’s roller reamer line of products, the tools are available in sizes of 4¾ in. to 9½ in.

Source: Stabil Drill, Box 81548, Lafayette, LA 70598.

New dry ice blaster cleans equipment in-place

This new dry ice blaster for in-place cleaning eliminates the need to disassemble machinery before it is cleaned.

The new IB 15/80 dry ice blaster uses compressed air to propel tiny dry ice pellets at supersonic speeds so they flash freeze and then lift grime, paint, rust, mold, and other contaminants from metal surfaces. Moreover, the pellets quickly vaporize into the air so there’s no waste water or solvents to dispose of, only the soiled contaminant that can be swept up.

Dry ice is nonabrasive, using microthermal shock to lift the contaminant off the surface. The dry ice temperature is -109° F.

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Dry ice blasting is environmentally friendly, the company notes. CO2 pellets are nontoxic and nonhazardous.

The IB 15/80 operates on 120 v electricity (5 amp) and uses a blasting pressure of 44-230 psi.

Compressed air requirements range from 150 to 3,000 cfm. Dry ice pellets are 3 mm-the standard industry size-with consumption at a rated 66-220 lb/hr. The unit weighs 198 lb and is made of stainless steel. It is ETL certified to accepted safety standards, the firm says.

Source: Karcher Industrial Products Div., C-Tech Industries, 4275 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607.