Assessment on Abrasiveness of Rock Material on the Wear and Tear of Drilling Tool

 

Edy Tonnizam Mohamad

Senior Lecturer (Dr.), Department of Geotechnics and Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor
e-mail: edy@utm.my

Rosli Saad

Senior Lecturer (Dr.), School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
e-mail: rosli@usm.my

Nor Nazrin Binti Hamzah

Postgraduate Student, Department of Geotechnics and Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,Johor

Siti Norsalkini Mohd. Akip Tan

Postgraduate Student, Department of Geotechnics and Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor
e-mail: shakiniey27deq@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT

An assessment of rock material was carried out in this study to determine the wear resistances of drill bit due to physical properties of granite and old alluvium. This study intends to provide a current state-of-the-art comparison of petrographical analysis and interpretation of F-Schimazek’s value in terms of its drillability rate and the wear and tear of the drilling tools. Rock samples representing the drilling locations were collected and tested for its physical and mechanical properties in the laboratory. The F-Schimazek’s value is obtained from a number of easily measured parameters namely Brazilian Tensile Strength, mineralogical composition and grain size. In this study, samples of old alluvium were collected from drilling project prepared for blasting work from an interchange project at Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia. Besides that, samples of granite were collected from Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Project at Bandar Sri Alam, Masai, Johor for the same purpose. The results are then analyzed with the rate of penetration measured during the drilling work. The result shows a good relation between the parameters involved and the methods are simple and practical to be employed for the drilling assessment.

Keywords: Wear of drilling tools, petrographic properties, F-Schimazek’s value, quartz content

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