Oil and Gas

Improvement in Water Well Drilling

Importance of water in people’s lives cannot be emphasized enough, and wells on the other hand, are often the only source of water in rural and urban areas. Wells provide a secure water supply for people’s consumption, daily chores, irrigation, and all other industries. For many centuries, the practice of digging wells has been a fundamental part of a community’s way of living. But, with the advancement of technology, manual digging of wells for water supply has become a thing in the past.

 

Equipment for Well Drilling

 

Drilling equipment that are most commonly used in wells are the rotary and cable tool. While cable tool rig comes only with one type, rotary rigs have many variations. If you are drilling on heavy rock formations such as caverns and large cracks, it is best to use the cable tool.

 

With the depths of which you are boring, the workload can be very laborious and time-consuming. However, the job is so much easier with the help of huge drilling machines, drilling holes that are about eighteen to twenty-four inches in circumference.

 

Cable tool rigs offer many benefits in comparison to the rotary method, as there remains no possibility for producing the plugging with the drilling mud. The cable tool rig is more convenient and easier to set up, requiring less water than the rotary rig. These machines are also less costly, and it is possible for only two people to operate it.

 

Other parts of the well drilling rig are the casing, screen, boreholes, well seal, filter pack, packer, and grout. All of these components are necessary to ensure better rehabilitation for the water well and help make it last longer.

 

Technological Benefits of Drilling Rigs

 

Today, you’ll find all sorts of drilling machineries from gigantic drilling rigs to compact mobile ones. Driven wells have replaced dug wells. Drilling wells now a days require sophisticated drilling machines. With drill rigs, boring thousands of feet has become too easy and much faster compared to manual digging. After which a pump is placed at the bottom of the well, and then water is pumped up to the surface of the earth.

 

With these modern machines, getting a stable water supply for the residents and industries has become efficient. Communities with limited supply of water can benefit from well drilling, eliminating the problem of water shortage with the use of drilling equipment.

 

Important Note

 

Before you start drilling, make sure that you get permission from the government. This is necessary because not all areas are suitable for drilling. Examples of areas where drilling in inappropriate are land that were exposed or are near factories or industries dealing with chemicals and toxic wastes, which may lead to water contamination.

Bunded Tanks Explained

Bunded tanks are utilized to contain hazardous toxic substances and prevent them from overflowing. Bunded tanks are different from other oil storage tanks because they have a secondary containment tank. The outside skin, also called the bund wall, is sturdy enough to ensure that the liquid contained does not cause any damage to the environment. This feature helps prevent any oil from spilling out onto the ground. If there is any leakage from the main storage tank, it will still be contained safely within the exterior wall. These tanks are more robust than any other type of containers.

 

Is a bunded tank right for you?

Bunded tanks are useful for most commercial and industrial sites. They are also required in certain circumstances such as if your containers at your home or commercial premises have the capacity to store over 3,500 liters, it will need to be bunded. A bunded tank is also required if the container needs to be in a location with a risk of an oil spillage. Containers near a public water source, lake, river or stream are extremely dangerous.

 

Other features of a bunded tank

The features of a bunded tank vary according to its size and model. Bunded tanks have other standard safety features aside from its bunded walls that prevent spillage. A bunded tank includes a tank gauge, which indicates how much fuel is left in the tank. With a tank gauge, you will know whether it’s time to refuel.

Another feature is its lockable fill point that prevents any fuel theft. You’ll also find a secure fuel inspection hatch, which is designed for fuel access and to clean the tank. If there is a sudden decrease in fuel either due to leakage or oil theft, you will know by its alarm system. Moreover, putting too much oil in the tank is prevented by an overfill protection device.

What is the capacity of the bunding?

The outer part of the tank is designed to hold more than the capacity of the inner tank, to ensure that nothing spills out in the case of leakage. The outer section also stores the pipes and vents of the tank. It can hold at least 110% of the fuel capacity of the inner tank. Some can hold more than that amount, depending on the make and model of the tank.

 

Key Points

A bunded fuel tank is a great way to store any hazardous substances because of its strong protective layer. With its ability to prevent damage to the environment due to leakage, it is the most environmental-friendly option. The tank’s double layering also makes it impossible to steal fuel from the inner section of the tank, thus preventing fuel theft. Moreover, the outer wall provides protection to the inner tank wall from any impact damage.