The patent-pending TTB is designed to make your drilling and coring operations more productive and profitable. Usually, this type of product must be deployed through a shoe, but now, pulling out the drill rod is no longer required. It is the first cementing-wedging plug that can be installed directly through the core bit.
The TTB Plug can be used on a standard ID NQ or HQ bit. A smooth core lifter case is required and an adapter is needed for the back end to direct the pump's full flow through the inner tube.
In use, drillers can send a TTB Plug down the hole and through the core barrel and bit with three main components: a TTB-specific back end for deploying the plug, a TTB plug loading chamber and a smooth core lifter case. This assembly provides a way to set plugs for cementing or wedging, without having to pull out the rods first.
With installation time cut by 60 per cent compared with similar products, users can save time. The lifespan of products has a direct impact on productivity: less drill rod handling means fewer opportunities for equipment to sustain damage or premature wear.
In addition, by avoiding the need to move heavy loads, users eliminate risky and physically demanding driller manoeuvres. This means lower human and financial worksite accident costs.