Reduce shutdown occurrences due to overheating. Long-hole drilling rigs would generally operate around 90°C, but would shut down at 99°C. These shutdowns because of excessive heat would cause machines to halt operation for 25-45 minutes while machines returned to safe operating parameters. Lost production time would accrue as this was repeated many times per day.
The EP grease was swapped to Zaeto EP 2 Premium Grease to assess if Zaeto advanced technology would reduce the standard operating temperatures under continuous drilling.
The final outcome found that the Rigs were able to run continuously, showing an overall drop in temperature by 30%, eliminating the need to shut down and have forced downtime so machines could return to safe operating temperatures. Machines where still running at 62°C by the 6th drill hole.
Your business is to focus on what is important to get the job done. Our business is to allow that process to be as smooth as possible. Like our partners and clients, you are not the first when it comes to addressing how to reduce fuel costs, improve downtime, reduce premature wear and enable you to minimise negative environmental impact - all while addressing profitability.