VAN RUTH® manufacture high quality specialised products facilitating ground stability and water control with a vast range of cementing bridge plugs and packers, grouting and dewatering packers, pressure grouting packers, hoisting plugs, float shoes and collars, mechanical packers and associated problem solvers for both surface and underground mining applications.
Down hole problems have a tendency to increase drilling cost to an extent that deep drill holes are often of major concern to exploration and mining development. Satisfactory results in these conditions cannot always be guaranteed.
Ground conditions such as broken and caving formations, sheer zones, pressure zones, washouts, lost circulation and so on are often battled with for some time using various methods. If results are negative the drill hole has either to be cased off and reduced or if not practicable, abandoned. Consequently explorers and miners are less inclined to tackle drill projects of this possible nature resulting in ore bodies not being proved or a viable mining venture not realised.
VAN RUTH® equipment is designed to succeed in dealing with many down hole problems encountered in today's global exploration drilling and mining environment with an emphasis on directional control, branch holes, dewatering, groundwater preservation, geomonitoring, permeability testing, zone isolation and ground stability with an ongoing commitment to mine safety. Hole condition is of paramount importance to trouble free drilling and lower operating costs.