DAT WideLog in action in South Korea

One of DAT Instruments’ dataloggers - the DAT WideLog - has been installed on a drilling machine working in a limestone quarry in South Korea.
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DAT Instruments dataloggers are now being used on drill rigs in South Korea

Duncan Moore


Duncan Moore

South Korea is one of the most high-tech countries in the world, where cutting edge products are greatly appreciated because they are able not only to certify the work but also to simplify the operator's life. Therefore, it is not a surprise that this Asiatic country has decided to install and make use of a DAT WideLog, the most advanced data logger produced by DAT Instruments.

The DAT WideLog has been fundamental to carrying out different drills with two aims: facilitate the excavator work destroying the most resistant parts of this material and carrying out drilling to insert explosive charges to obtain limestone.

"The drilling rig manufacturer," says Amedeo Valoroso, DAT Instruments CEO, "asked for some changes to the already advanced version of our DAT WideLog. We added, to the common sensors kit, which control depth, force, pressure, flow and inclination, other customised sensors for the drilling rig engine, which check oil and water temperature, and engine rotation speed. Another sensor kit has been installed to check compressor engine parameters and air pressure and temperature".

The customer in Korea has decided to buy two new DAT WideLog. The first one was immediately installed on the drilling rig, while the second one has been bought as an investment and will be installed, at a later date, in another rig thanks to DAT's total versatility, which means it can be adapted to any work.

When using the DAT WideLog operators can view all of the data collected on the unit's 18.5in colour touch screen monitor as it is recorded in the internal memory. Data are automatically transferred via the Internet as files compatible with Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc.

"This is an example of how DAT Instruments latest generation data loggers, such as DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog, can be customised according to specific customer needs," says Valoroso. "These data loggers can have standard sensor kits for different applications: jet grouting, grouting, TAM grouting, GIN, compensation grouting, drilling, MWD, LWD, CFA, deep mixing, soil mixing, DSM, vibroflotation, sand compaction piles, diaphragm walls, hydromills, Lugeon tests, and mineral investigation. But, as seen in Korea, the versatility of these instruments lets us install other sensor kits to record drilling rig parameters, position parameters, compressor and other equipment in the field".

  drill rig in outh orea fitted with a  ideog datalogger A drill rig in South Korea fitted with a DAT WideLog datalogger