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Vol 157
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153-156
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Specifics of designing equipment for drilling wells in glaciers

Authors:
N. I. Vasilev1
P. G. Talalai2
L. M. Savatyugin3
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  • 1 — G.V. Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute
  • 2 — G.V. Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute
  • 3 — Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Date submitted:
2003-07-28
Date accepted:
2003-08-16
Date published:
2004-02-01

Abstract

The peculiarities of design of technical means intended for drilling wells in glaciers are considered. Polar and high-mountain regions of the Earth are characterized by a unique combination of unfavorable conditions for practical activity, therefore, besides general requirements for design of technical means, special requirements for weight and dimensions, power consumption and operational characteristics of used materials are made. Specific technical solutions of drilling room constructions, means of lowering and lifting and auxiliary operations, as well as measures aimed at reduction of material and energy intensity of drilling operations on glaciers are presented.

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