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FEASIBILITY RESEARCH ON A NOVEL ROCK DRILL CONCEPT

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5259
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5259
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: FEASIBILITY RESEARCH ON A NOVEL ROCK DRILL CONCEPT
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

FLOW INDUSTRIES HAS CONCEIVED A NOVEL DRILLING METHOD THAT ENABLES RAPID PENETRATION OF HARD ROCK WITH A DRILL HAVING NO MOVING PARTS. THE DRILL UTILIZES A HIGH-VELOCITY WATER/ABRASIVE SPRAY EMITTED FROM A STATIONARY PIPE AND NOZZLE ASSEMBLY. LIMITED LABORATORY TESTING HAS BEEN CONDUCTED, VERIFYING THE ABILITY TO RAPIDLY ADVANCE SUCH A DRILL THROUGH HARD ROCK. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND TO ASSESS TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY. WORK UNDER PHASE I WILL INCLUDE STUDY AND OPTIMIZATION OF NOZZLE DESIGNS, MEASUREMENTS OF THE EFFECTS OF VARIATION OF SEVERAL KEY SYSTEM PARAMETERS, FULL SCALE DRILL TESTING IN VARIOUS ROCK TYPES AND PREPARATION OF A FEASIBILITY EVALUATION AND TECHNICAL REPORT.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. Mohamed Hashish
Senior Scientist
Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Research Company
21414 68th Ave S. Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No