Shield Tunneling utilizes a shield that is placed in front of a tunnel whereby the main purpose is to keep the men working inside tunnels safe. Application of drilling fluids provides lubrication within the annular gap, leading to better stabilization towards the overall excavation procession of the frontal space with the utilization of fluid support. Using drilling fluids improves the transportation of cuttings during the excavation, as well as improve the cooling process of the cutting tools used during the Shield Tunneling process.
With the use of proper fluid lubrication, any form of collapse during the excavation process can be avoided. Making use of drilling fluids in Shield Tunneling also prevents slow excavation rates and reduces the chances of increased torque and high-pressure risks.
Siam Minerals provides services and products catered especially for Shield Tunneling. By using handpicked thinning agents, viscosifiers and fluid loss control agents, and other quality products for all project-based mud solutions, we ensure that your project is supervised and completed with Professional Mud Engineering expertise. Not only that, Siam Minerals utilizes bentonite produced with high gel strength built for Shield Tunneling projects, along with special additives containing high salt resistance made for brackish and hard make up water. We also provide testing equipment from Ofite, ensuring that all of our Technical Support and Engineering services are efficient and completed in quality on site.