Since the 1930s, cathodic protection has been used to ensure the safety and integrity of pipeline systems. In the simplest form of cathodic protection, bore holes are drilled to place metal rods, called anodes, which are connected and placed in ground beds along the pipeline. Charged by an electric current, the anodes become more susceptible to corrosion, bearing the burden of the corrosion in order to protect the buried pipe.
Designed with reliability and serviceability in mind, DRILLMAX® drilling rigs for sale are well suited for cathodic protection installation where site access is often heavily restricted. Rest easy knowing your drill rig can complete the cathodic protection wells on time, without creating additional mess or needing to schedule a return to the site due to breakdowns.
Customers praise DRILLMAX® drill rigs for sale on their ability to bore the hole for cathodic protection wells in one day and come back to clear the hole the second - keeping production right on schedule. Easy, comfortable mobilization and ability to travel at interstate speeds simplifies satisfying your cathodic protection wells customers across the nation.
Drilling Rigs for Sale
DM250: drilling rigs for sale using mud for cathodic protection wells
DM450: drilling rigs for sale using mud or air for cathodic protection
Completing 8 to 12-inch diameter holes, 300 to 1,000-feet deep is standard for cathodic protection. PanTerra Energy has done 10-inch to 320-feet, drilling the hole in one day and coming back to clear the hole the second — keeping production right on schedule. Skyler Wilson, operations manager, credits the 5.5 X 8 mud pump on the DM450 for their success.
“We have the pressure to lift heavy cuttings out of the hole. It’s close to putting out the volume of a 4 X 3, but with 200-250 psi pressure to clear the hole,” Wilson said. “We’re able to muscle in the hole to depth and clean up afterwards.”
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“We have the pressure to lift heavy cuttings out of the hole. We’re able to muscle in the cathodic protection wells hole to depth and clean up afterwards,” - Skyler Wilson, operations manager, PanTerra Energy, Colorado
Customers claim completing cathodic protection drilling with their DM450 drill rig takes a fraction of the time. Rather than taking a week for one, 500-foot hole, their DM450 completed the hole in an eight to 10-hour day.