Air Rotary Drilling 101 Webinar (#833)

Presented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Each drilling method works better under some circumstances than others and requires specific equipment to achieve maximum productivity. This Webinar will address the general operation of air rotary drills and selecting the equipment needed for safe operation. It will also cover what conditions are best suited for air rotary drilling and procedures to consider if you encounter soft or crevassed zones.

You will learn how:

• To set up and tear down an air rotary rig safely
• Air rotary drilling equipment works and how it differs from other methods
• To select proper support equipment and accessories
• To select a bit for maximum production
• To properly maintain hammers.

Richard Thron, MGWC
Mantyla Well Co., Stillwater, MN
Richard Thron is currently with Mantyla Well Drilling Inc. in Lakeland, Minnesota. He began working there full time in 1966. He enjoyed limited ownership in the company from 1973 to 2000 when he became the sole owner. Thron has been a National Ground Water Association member since the 1980s and has served on numerous NGWA committees and groups. He 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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