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Fighting Ground Abrasiveness:

Win with HEROTM Abrasive

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Contents

• Part of the Hero series Slide 3


• A look at the product Slide 5
• Product features Slide 8
• Configurations and recommended options Slide 15
• Results you can expect Slide 18
• The importance of drilling additives Slide 22

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PART OF THE HERO SERIES

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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HERO bits are already known around the world for their
excellent penetration/lifespan ratio, and are available in
a variety of matrices for different levels of hardness (3,
7, 9 and 11).

The Abrasive version of this series offers you the same


benefits, but for a new range of ground types.

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A LOOK AT THE PRODUCT

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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Three matrices offered

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Hero Abrasive core bits are a more durable
choice than the regular Hero series especially
when drilling in more difficult conditions, such as:
Abrasive ground

Dry Holes

Fractured ground

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PRODUCT FEATURES

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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HERO 7 Abrasive
Features

• An aggressive drill bit that provides a great


penetration rate under tough conditions

• An excellent penetration/lifespan ratio

• Better resistance to abrasion in granite

• Reinforced to preserve the inside and


outside diameters

• Ideal for medium to very hard abrasive


ground (from 5 to 6.5 on Mohs scale)

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HERO 7 Abrasive

“This tool works well together with the HERO 7. We always


provide the HERO 7 first. If things start to get difficult for drillers,
we bring in the HERO 7 Abrasive. 90% of the time, it does the
job!”
Régis Coté,
Fordia Val-d’Or

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HERO 9 Abrasive
Features

• Developed to withstand the most


abrasive conditions

• Specially designed for iron ore conditions

• Easy to sharpen in the hardest conditions

• Teeth individually reinforced to protect the


inside and outside diameter

• Ideal for hard to very hard abrasive ground


(from 6 to 7.5 on Mohs scale)

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HERO 11 Abrasive
Features

• A special matrix that allows the diamonds to


come into contact with the ground very
quickly for better penetration

• To optimize its penetration rate and lifespan,


regular sharpening with a high pressure feed
is recommended

• Ideal for very hard to extremely hard ground


between 6.5 and 7.5 on the
Mohs scale

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HERO 11 Abrasive

“The Hero 11 Abrasive is the longest lasting and most free


cutting soft matrix bit I have used to date!”
Matt Falkins,
President of Dorado Drilling

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Usage
Chart
– ABRASIVE CONDITIONS +

HERO 7 HERO 9 HERO 11


Abrasive Abrasive Abrasive

HERO 7 HERO 9 HERO 11

– HARDNESS +

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CONFIGURATION AND
RECOMMENDED OPTIONS

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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Standard
Configurations

HERO 7 Abrasive HERO 9 Abrasive HERO 11 Abrasive


Size All All All
Impregnated
height 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm
Standard or Pie shaped or Pie shaped or
Configuration
turbo pie shaped turbo pie shaped turbo pie shaped
Standard, but Pie shaped : 188
Larger than
Size of WW 0.100’’ Turbo pie
standard
for NWL shaped: 125
Outside and inside Teeth individually
Special Outside and inside
diameters reinforced (TPS
options diameters reinforced
reinforced diamonds added)

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Recommended
Options

Function Options

Better protection of the inside and Teeth individually reinforced


outside diameters (TSP diamonds added)

Help prevent the wear of inside and


Deep water way (DWW)
outside diameters and increase the
Lateral discharge (ILA)
water supply
Deep lateral discharge (ILP)

Help remove cuttings,


help prevent the wear of inside Larger water ways
and outside diameters
Vulcan 16 mm ou 26 mm crown
Increase lifespan
height configuration

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RESULTS YOU CAN
EXPECT

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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HERO 7 Abrasive
Results
In tests in Mexico, compared with a regular HERO 7
• Bit lifespan in underground conditions increased by 49%

In tests in Canada, compared with a HOBIC 7 AC


• Bit lifespan increased by 34%
• Avg penetration/min increased from
9in/min to 12in/min

In tests in Mexico, compared with a Dinamik 9AA


• Bit lifespan increased by 167%

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HERO 9 Abrasive
Results
In tests in Senegal, compared with BL 10 Stage 2
• Bit lifespan increased by 50%
• Avg production (m/shift) increased by 33%/shift

In tests in Canada, compared with a TX9-11


• Bit lifespan increased by 68%

In tests in Canada, compared with a BL 8 Stage 2


• Bit lifespan increased by 75%

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HERO 11 Abrasive
Results
In tests in Canada, compared with a Hero 7 and Hero 9
• Bit lifespan increased by 85%

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THE IMPORTANCE OF
DRILLING FLUID ADDITIVES

HERO Abrasive Core Bits

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Importance of
Drilling Additives

Always use drilling additives with the HERO Abrasive


series to get better performance.

• Product choices: DD2000, Torqueless


Try to obtain the most homogeneous mix.
• The minimum recommended viscosity is 40
seconds (vs. 30 seconds for water, as measured
using a Marsh funnel)
• Don’t forget that viscosity will change according to
the type of ground.
• Our technical team is always available to help you,
contact them for assistance.

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Importance of
Drilling Additives

Main advantages:

• Better flushing of rock cuttings


• Helps clean the bit and helps prevent crown destruction
• Cools the bit in order to extend its lifespan
• Helps prevent wear of the inside and outside diameters

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QUESTIONS

info@fordia.com

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