Boart Longyear’s TruCore orientation system is the first product in its instrumentation line and enables drillers to provide more accurate data, as it addresses the challenges that drillers and geologists face while conducting core orientation—the process that marks and determines the precise position of core while in the ground.
According to the company, TruCore has been rigorously tested to ensure that the handheld device lets drillers know when to activate it; this minimizes the risk of missed orientations. With its highly visible, flashing LEDs, TruCore notifies the user when there is direct alignment, which reduces the total measurement time and brings convenience to bright daylight, low-light and underground operations. With TruCore there is no need to disassemble the barrel to obtain an orientation mark.
Additional extensions are not needed when the integrated TruCore housing is combined with Boart Longyear’s outer tubes, reducing the number of joints and high wear on outer tube extension barrels. And with TruCore, there is no need to disassemble the core barrel to obtain an orientation mark. As a result, crews benefit by having fewer manual handling actions needed to perform a job. TruCore is offered in sizes BQ to PQ. It is now available to rent in Australia and will be rolled out to other regions throughout 2016 and 2017.