Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, utilizes a surface launched drilling rig and electronic locating devices to steer a drilling tool along a prescribed path consisting of a shallow arc. It is a trenchless method for installing infrastructure such as telecommunications, power, water, sewer, gas, oil, product pipelines, and environmental remediation casings. HDD is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and because it eliminates the need to dig a trench, it falls under the broad industry headings of "Trenchless Technology" and "No-Dig" underground construction.
Locate the drill head
Location and guidance of the drilling tool is a very important part of the HDD operation, as the tool is under the ground and not visible.
A typical HDD locating system consists of three things : a transmitter (sonde, beacon, or probe), a receiver (hand held locator), and a remote display for the drill operator. The transmitter is positioned in a housing behind the tool; it registers angle, rotation, direction, and temperature data. This information is encoded onto an electro-magnetic signal that is detected and decoded by the hand held locator at the surface.
Complete DIGITRAK F5 System with AF10
Includes a Receiver, Remote Display, MFDC 12V Cord, Lithium-Ion Battery Charger, 3 Lithium-ion Batteries, a brace insert, System Carry Case, Manual, Log-While-Drilling (LWD) Software and Manual on USB flash drive and Bluetooth USB device to upload LWD
Transmitter (the latest)
F5™ 12/1.3 kHz Dual Frequency 15" Long-Range Transmitter 0.1% Pitch
Complete DIGITRAK Falcon F2 System with Aurora AF10
Includes a Receiver, Remote Display, MFDC 12V Cord, Lithium-Ion Battery Charger, 3 Lithium-ion Batteries, a brace insert, System Carry Case, Manual
Transmitter (the most popular)
F Series 12 kHz 15" Long Range Transmitter 0.1% Pitch (Gray)
Complete DIGITRAK SE System with SED
Includes Receiver, SE Remote Display, NiMH Battery Charger, 3 NiMH Battery Packs, Hard System Carry Case, and Manual
Transmitter (the basic)
S Series 15" Standard Range Transmitter, 1% Pitch