Air Rotary Drilling (#833)

Presented on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You will gain invaluable insight on the conditions best suited for using air rotary drilling, as well as the general operation of these types of drills and how to select the proper equipment during this hour-long online offering.

Each drilling method works better than others under certain circumstances and requires specific equipment to achieve maximum productivity, including air rotary drilling. This webinar will address what conditions are best for this method and some procedures to consider when you encounter soft or crevassed zones.

Learning objectives

During this webinar, you will learn how:

  • To set up and tear down an air rotary rig safely
  • Air rotary drilling equipment works
  • This method differs from other methods
  • To select proper support equipment and accessories
  • To select a bit for maximum production
  • To properly maintain hammers
  • Potential effects of air rotary drilling can affect nearby property
  • Effects of extreme weather play a role using this method.

Richard Thron, MGWC
Mantyla Well Drilling Inc, Lakeland, MN
Richard Thron, MGWC, is currently with Mantyla Well Drilling Inc. in Lakeland, Minnesota, where he began working full-time in 1966. He enjoyed limited ownership in the company from 1973 to 2000 when he became the sole owner.

Thron, an NGWA member since the 1980s, has served on numerous Association committees and taskforces. In addition, he was president in 2015 and is currently a director. Thron has also participated in several panel discussions and seminars as a speaker on DOT-OSHA, safety, air rotary drilling, public education, and other related topics.

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