News of the Month

News of The Month

Flomatic Releases Heavy Duty Deep Well Check Valve

New Model Designed for Well Water Use with Various Pumps
Flomatic is pleased to announce the release of their Heavy Duty Deep Well Check Valve Model 80MDW-VFD for use with variable-frequency drive (VFD) controlled submersible pumps or other conventional pumps. This Flomatic Deep Well Check Valve is designed for well water use to support the weight of up to 3,300 feet of pipe and the well pump. The small outside diameter valve body is constructed from very strong carbon steel, similar in strength

Bay Shore's New Limited-Access Rig Provides Deeper Drilling Depth

The LAD250 is the newest member in the LAD Series.
This machine was developed to provide a deeper drilling depth while maintaining a short attachment height. The LAD250 has rotary torque of 26,000 ft.-lbs. (90 kN-m); drills up to 45 feet (12m) deep with square bars and is capable of being built with RLK’s. An attachment height as short as 10 feet and side tilt capabilities of 10 degrees allows this rig to reach

Study shows boreholes are key to drought resilience in Ethiopia

Installing more boreholes to tap underground water will improve rural Ethiopian communities’ resilience to drought, according to a new report.
Research carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of Addis Ababa and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) showed that people who have access to groundwater from boreholes are much less affected by drought than those who rely on wells or springs for their water

Fieldwork ready water level meters from Bell Flow Systems

Bell Flow Systems is now offering the In-Situ Water Level Meter range of easy to read dip meters designed for professionals working in the groundwater monitoring sector.
The Water Level Meter 200 is made from high-tensile steel with stainless steel conductors making this range highly durable and accurate. The water level tape is ASME- certified and encased in a protective polyethylene jacket, which also adds to the durability and longevity of the tape in the field.

The benefits of dual rotary drilling

Overburden and unconsolidated formations have always presented drillers with both very expensive and time-consuming challenges when drilling through cobbles, boulders, heaving sands, fractured sedimentary sandstone/shales and gravel formations containing large amounts of water. However, what used to take days or even weeks to get the casing installed and hole completed can now be performed in one easy operation, and in a fraction of the time
Overburden and unconsolidated formations have always presented drillers with both very expensive and time-consuming challenges when drilling through cobbles, boulders, heaving sands, fractured sedimentary sandstone/shales and gravel formations containing large amounts of water. However, what used to take days or even weeks to get the casing installed and hole completed can now be performed in one easy operation, and in a fraction of the time.

Newmont Goldcorp inaugurates Borden, Ontario's 'Mine of the Future'

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation and dignitaries from across Ontario have inaugurated the Borden Gold Project, Ontario’s ‘mine of the future.’
Located near Chapleau, Ontario, the mine features state-of-the-art health and safety controls, digital mining technologies and processes, and low-carbon energy vehicles - all anchored in a mutually beneficial partnership with local communities. Borden is expected to achieve commercial production in the fourth quarter of this year.