|Title||Test-Bed Performance of an Ice-Coring Drill Used with a Hot Water Drilling System|
|Author(s)||An Liu , Rusheng Wang, Xiaopeng Fan, Yang Yang, Xingchen Li, Liang Wang, Pavel Talalay|
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
Ice cores from ice shelves contain abundant paleoclimatic information and provide essential information concerned with the prediction of future climatic change and global sea level variations. Efficient retrieval of ice cores is always an engineering challenge in polar ice and marine research. Here, we present design and other information of a new hot-water ice-coring drill used in combination with a hot-water drilling system that provides a rapid and environmentally friendly ice coring system. The coring system shares the surface equipment and hydraulic hose with the hot-water drilling system. Tests with the drill were carried out at an ice drill testing facility, and theoretical estimations were performed to predict the rate of penetration (ROP) and water flow rates. The results indicate the optimal water temperature for ice-coring to be 50 °C, and the most suitable water flow rate to be from 42 L/min to 55 L/min. With those drilling parameters, the maximum ROP is 27.8 m/h and the ice cores are 55–59 mm in diameter.
|Categories||Hot Water Drilling|
|Citation||An Liu , Rusheng Wang, Xiaopeng Fan, Yang Yang, Xingchen Li, Liang Wang, Pavel Talalay ( 2019 ) Test-Bed Performance of an Ice-Coring Drill Used with a Hot Water Drilling System. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering , 7 , 234 , 1-13 . doi: 10.3390/jmse7070234|