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What Does the Next Level of HDD Technology Look Like?

With global HDD market growth expected to surpass $14 billion by 2028, there is a growing emphasis on reducing environmental impact in addition to improving efficiencies on the job site.

Electrification of drilling equipment and supporting implements is one way that manufacturers are stepping up to introduce new technologies that improve jobsite productivity while providing the reduced carbon footprint consumers are seeking.

EMP40™

LaValley Industries has recently unveiled its next-generation, fuel-efficient energy solution in the EMP40™ from its upcoming EMPOWER™ line of generators.

EMP40™ uses Efficient Modulated Power, LaValley’s patented power generation technology, to load-follow energy demands on the job site. This means that engine speed is continually being adjusted to match load, effectively reducing fuel consumption. A number of implements are currently under development to take advantage of these demonstrated efficiencies when used in tandem with the EMPOWER™ line.

PITPUMP™

Included with this launch is the PITPUMP™ submersible pump, which has been specially designed and engineered to handle the rigors of HDD drill mud recycling.

PITPUMP™ can handle particle sizes up to 5 inches with a robust internal liquid cooling system and flow rate of 1400 GPM at a discharge length of 250 feet. It has been a powerhouse performer on the job site during reaming, swabbing, and pipe pull operations.

A DYNAMIC DUO

Both the EMP40™ and PITPUMP™ feature advanced telematics for active health monitoring in support of proactive preventative maintenance programs. The variable pump speed of PITPUMP™ allows it to work seamlessly with the variable speed generator architecture of the EMPOWER™ line. Current job site use has resulted in decreased fuel consumption of over 40% when EMP40™ is used in tandem with PITPUMP™ across both entry- and exit-side operations.

This is the new era of electrification in HDD, with more opportunities and possibilities to come in the next decade.

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