Drilling Equipment

Drilling equipment or drilling rig is a machine which creates holes in the ground. Drilling rigs can be massive structures housing equipment used to drill water wells, oil wells, blast hole or natural gas extraction wells, or they can be small enough to be moved manually by one person and are called auger.

 Drilling rigs can be mobile equipment mounted on trucks, tracks or trailers, or more permanent land or marine-based structures (such as oil platforms, commonly called 'offshore oil rigs' even if they don't contain a drilling rig). 

The term "rig" therefore generally refers to the complex of equipment that is used to penetrate the surface of the Earth's crust.

There are several drill methods or types, we limit ourselves to

  • Water well drilling (percussion)
  • Blast hole drilling (percussion)
  • Sonic drilling (sonic)

For percussion techniques, the main limitation is air pressure. Air must be delivered to the piston at sufficient pressure to activate the reciprocating action, and in turn drive the head into the rock with sufficient strength to fracture and pulverise it. With depth, volume is added to the in-rod string, requiring larger compressors to achieve operational pressures. Secondly, groundwater is ubiquitous, and increases in pressure with depth in the ground. The air inside the rod string must be pressurised enough to overcome this water pressure at the bit face. Then, the air must be able to carry the rock fragments to surface.

RTC Group is primarily specializing in air compressors for drilling applications.
However our large network provides us enough products to deliver you the right drilling machine.

Our services range from rental to sales of new and used air compressors.
We try to find solutions to the need that our customers have.

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