Borehole Drilling Method

rotary air blast drilling

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RAB drilling more like this
down-the-hole drilling more like this
percussion rotary air blast more like this
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definition Percussion rotary air blast drilling (RAB) drilling is an 'open hole' rotary percussion drilling method where rock or sediment chips are derived by using a drag bit or pneumatic reciprocating piston-driven hammer, and the cuttings are blown up the outside of the drill rods by air, or a combination of air and foam, and collected at the surface. It is used most frequently in the mineral exploration industry. more like this
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broader percussion drilling
narrower RAB drilling
in scheme boreholedrillingmethod
is primary topic of RAB drilling