Each of our drilling teams are equipped to provide services in the following areas:
In addition, our rotary rigs are equipped with the latest down hole equipment and have engines which meet the emissions requirements for working in London and other major cities. The rigs are also equipped with the latest sensor based rig guarding system, SAFER G, which allows increased productivity and a more effective drilling experience without compromising on safety.
|Down-Hole Equipment||Hole Diameter||Core Diameter||Our Capacity|
|Wireline Core Barrels|
|Geobor S||146mm||102mm||Up to 180m|
|Conventional Core Barrels|
|SWF||146.0mm||112.8nn||Up to 150m|
|PWF||120.6mm||92.1mm||Up to 150m|
|HWF||99.2mm||76.2mm||Up to 200m|
|412||107.2mm||74.7mm||Up to 150m|
|Thin Wall Series Core Barrels|
|T6-H||99.2mm||79mm||Up to 200m|
|T6-116||116.3mm||93mm||Up to 150m|
|Odex||115mm||N/A||Up to 20m|
|Robit||168.3mm||N/A||Up to 45m|
Sampling from our rotary drills is predominantly for rock, although through the use of the percussive head dynamic sampling can be carried out recovering thin wall U70 samples.
We can also provide trained and competent staff with skills to carry out specialist site works which are often lacking in many organisations. These specialists can carry out the tasks themselves or provide on-site advisory services and training. Tasks include:
In addition, we also operate a mobile maintenance capability to ensure any breakdowns are dealt with quickly and efficiently minimising impacts on productivity. All S M Associates rigs comply with UK legislation and regulations and use experienced third party competent persons to carry out both PUWER and LOLER inspections.
These rigs are capable of driving open tube samplers typically up to 8m depth in appropriate materials. The samples produced from this method are disturbed and therefore only suitable for laboratory tests for classification purposes.
No matter how big or small your project, we offer unrivalled levels of quality. From our project management through to our sampling techniques – we can provide dynamic solutions to all of your most pressing Ground Investigation needs.