Boretrak is our cost-e ffective, rugged borehole-deviation surveying system that’s compact, lightweight and portable.
Boretrak provides an easy way to audit drilling activity accurately and in a wide range of applications, including quarry and cast blasting, exploration and foundation drilling, dam pinning, construction, piling and engineering works.
Avoid borehole deviation
Borehole deviation happens, but without a reliable way of measuring it and taking the actual results of drilling activity into account, mine and quarry owners can spend more than they need to on breakage, transport, explosives and fuel costs. They also risk worker safety and that of others working or living near blast sites. Those responsible for engineering or geotechnical projects can encounter costly delays if holes are not drilled to plan.
Rodded Boretrak gives unique capabilities to measure borehole deviation uphole and downhole in situations where other systems won’t work, including underground mines and areas of ferrous materials.
Why borehole deviation happens and why it matters
Borehole deviation isn’t a rare occurrence. Whether it’s the experience of the driller, the quality of the equipment, the angle drilled or the local geology, boreholes frequently deviate from their intended path.
In the past, there was no easy way to measure deviation. Mechanical methods lacked accuracy, and produced too little data to be mapped against the drilling plan to enable a comparison.
As a result, even today some mine and quarry managers will proceed to blast on the basis of the drilling plan, rather than the drilling results. And those responsible for engineering and geotechnical works will proceed on the assumption that holes are straight, encountering costly delays later in the project.
The benefits of Boretrak
Carlson’s Boretrak is designed to help you complete a range of drilling-related projects more quickly and efficiently, by giving you the data you need to make on-site decisions quickly and without the need to employ surveyors or other costly personnel.
You can read more about the specific benefits of using Boretrak in underground mining, engineering and geotechnical works and quarry drilling and blasting on our applications page.
Tried and trusted
Boretrak is used globally for:
- cast blasting
- exploration and foundation drilling
- quarry blasting
- engineering works
- dam pinning