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Langstreckenbau der horizontalen Richtbohranlage XCMG

September 16, 2020

Langstreckenbau der horizontalen Richtbohranlage XCMG


Mud technology for long distance pipe laying

Mud technology for long distance pipe laying

XCMG XZ3000 horizontal directional drilling rig

In Harbin Songbei water supply pipeline crossing river project, XCMG directional drilling crossing technology is adopted to cross Songhua River. The pipeline diameter is 813mm, and the directional crossing distance is more than 2900m.

The construction stratum is mainly composed of silty clay and fine sand, and some sections contain medium coarse sand. Two XCMG large tonnage horizontal directional drilling rigs are used for the construction.

Konfiguration von Bohrwerkzeugen

Schlammmotor für hartes Grabenloch

Schlammmotor für hartes Grabenloch

XCMG XZ5000 horizontal directional drilling rig

Drilling Rods
Bohrstangen safety torque radius of curvature Gewicht
168*9600mm 165kN.m 132m 525kg
Guiding drill tools Reibahle
Name Size mm Name Size mm
Cone guide drill drawing 241 Fly cut 450-1200
Schlamm-motor 172
Non magnetic drill collar 172 Barrel 900/1200
Non magnetic short connection 172

water supply pipeline crossing river project

P2 geomagnetic guidance used for guiding& positioning

Construction technology

Trenchless technology for Opposite crossing

Trenchless technology for Opposite crossing

Geführte Bohrungen


1.Opposite crossing technology is adopted for guiding. Two drilling rigs conduct guiding construction at the same time, and geomagnetic guidance instrument is used for guidance.

2.After the pilot drilling to the horizontal section, run the steel casing along the drill pipe to the position close to the track horizontal section. The casing is driven by the main engine power head, and the slurry is pumped for lubrication during the lowering process.

3.Nach Abschluss des Gehäuselaufs, continue to conduct guided drilling and butt joint in the middle horizontal section. During docking, one side of the rig is installed with magnetic short circuit, and the other side is connected under the guidance of the guidance system.

4.After successful docking, the static side rig pushes the drill pipe forward, and the drilling rig on the other side withdraws the drill pipe until the drill bit is excavated, and the guiding construction is completed.

5.After the completion of guided drilling, recover the guide casing.

6.In the guiding stage, the slurry feeding short connection is used to supplement the slurry for the long-distance guide hole.

Cutting reamer used for reaming

Cutting reamer used for reaming

Guide pipe welding

Large diameter long distance trenchless project mud formula

Large diameter long distance trenchless project mud formula

Success in pair guiding


1. Cutting reamer is used for reaming, and the final hole diameter is Φ 1200mm.

2. Barrel reamer is used in hole cleaning process, which is divided into two stages: Φ 900mm and Φ 1200mm.

3. During reaming, the mud is pumped by the drilling rig and the mud pump at the excavation side according to the slurry return condition.

Back pulling

A floating ditch and roller support are used to support the pipeline to reduce the ground friction resistance, and a pipe pusher is used to assist the pull back.

xcmg xz3000 hdd rig

xcmg xz3000 hdd rig

Key points

1.Guiding docking

Because the crossing distance is very long, it is difficult to complete the unilateral steering, so the opposite crossing technology must be adopted, Das heißt, both sides should be guided drilling at the same time, and the middle section should be butted. In the guidance process, P2 geomagnetic guidance instrument is used for guiding and positioning, and magnetic short circuit is used to realize the final guidance docking.

2.Mud technology

In the construction of large-diameter and long-distance directional drilling, mud technology plays an important role in the success or failure of the project. According to the formation characteristics of the area, the mud ratio and performance are determined by the test. The basic proportion of mud is as follows: 4% high efficiency bentonite + 0.1% soda ash + 0.04% caustic soda + 0.1% cellulose. The mud performance is tested every two hours and adjusted in time according to the test results.

xcmg xz3000 drilling machine

xcmg xz3000 drilling machine

Mud pumping system

xcmg xz3000 hdd machine

xcmg xz3000 hdd machine

Mud recovery and treatment system


1.For long-distance guided crossing construction, especially in hard formation construction, mud motor can be used as standard guiding drilling tool.

2.When the large diameter pipeline crosses for a long distance, both sides can be grouted together to reduce the transportation of a large amount of mud on the excavated side.

3.Short connection of grout filling is an important measure for grouting in long-distance construction hole, and the installation interval should be set reasonably according to the guiding distance and slurry return situation. 4. In the long-distance pipeline construction, the pipe pusher can be used as an effective auxiliary means to provide assistance for the pipeline pullback.

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