Machines can drill in varying ground conditions from very soft formations to hard rock and is used for high accuracy, fine grade gravity sewers, stormwater systems, and water pipelines. Fluid also installs steel casing pipe allowing the installation of HDPE, PVC and other non-jacking carrier pipes.
Four laser guided microtunnelling machines utilising various forms of spoil extraction and face control. Microtunnelling uses both slurry extraction and vacuum extraction microtunnellers providing us with the capability to operate in most types of ground conditions and below the water table.
Horizontal Directional Drilling is often used for longer distances and/ or where the gradient is too steep for the bed borer to operate. Directional drilling is performed by a directional drill which is steered by a sonde, a device located in the drill head that sends an electronic signal to the handheld locating device, tracking its line and depth. Coiled pipe is installed when the drill head is returning back to the point of entry, ready for clients to use.
The vacuum tanker is also used in conjunction with the directional drill as it is used to vacuum extract drill slurry from the bore hole which is taken away to an approved waste management facility to be removed. The vacuum tanker can hold 9000 litres of waste which also doubles as our potholing unit.
The directional drill allows us to drill under creek beds, water catchment areas, retaining walls and infrastructure. Our specialised equipment and drill heads enable us to drill all types of ground, ranging from sand to rock. The horizontal directional drill’s bore hole capabilities range from 50mm to 500mm.
Fluid Services strives to provide quality, cost effective & on time solutions for your water & wastewater infrastructure projects.