The IDDO Small Hot Water Drill (SHWD) uses hot water to create shallow holes in the ice. It is non-coring. Primary use is for shot holes for seismic work, but they have also been used for access holes through a thin ice shelf. These drills are transportable by light aircraft and helicopter. These systems have typically been operated by investigators without assistance from IDDO drillers.
|Number in Inventory:||2|
|Max. Depth Possible:||Reliable and efficient to a depth of 25-30 m|
|Shipping Weight:||3500 lbs|
|Comments:||Assembled for operation w/o fuel: 2200 lbs|