Underwater Drilling

Tasks like industrial drilling can be both dangerous and complicated at the best of times.

Underwater Drilling

If a mistake were made while drilling a hole then the consequences could be
catastrophic, which is why only highly trained operators are employed to carry out these tasks and stringent health and safety regulations are followed.

It’s understandable that this process can become extraordinarily complicated when industrial drilling has to be carried out underwater. Occasionally underwater drilling is required, particularly in the ship maintenance and offshore oil drilling industries. And the stakes are incredibly high when working in these difficult conditions.

Diamond drilling is probably the most efficient type of drilling. By using diamond drill heads, it is possible to cut through almost any material – including metal, glass and concrete. At the same time, Diamond Drilling is faster and less labour intensive than other means of cutting. These two features make diamond drilling an appropriate choice for underwater drilling.

There are a few additional reasons why underwater drilling is best carried out using a diamond drill. Firstly, diamond drills must be lubricated with water to perform at their best, so underwater is actually the ideal operating condition for diamond drills. A diamond drill bit could last up to ten times longer when used underwater than on land.

Secondly, diamond drills are lightweight and portable, so it’s easier to maneuver them underwater. Often multiple drills are mounted on special frames when used underwater in order to speed the work and help ensure that the precision of the cutting. The portability of diamond drills makes them ideal for this type of deployment.