Carlson releases new Boretrak®2 for borehole deviation measurement at any inclination

Carlson Software has released the all-new Boretrak2, borehole deviation measurement system. The Boretrak2 is a simple-to-use, gyro-based system for measuring the deviation of boreholes drilled in underground mines, surface operations, open-pit mines, or quarries. Carlson’s Boretrak2 was developed as a successor to the well-known Rodded and Cabled Boretrak systems which have had a 35-year product history. The new unit features capabilities of both units and includes a miniature inertial measurement unit (IMU) containing a triaxial accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyro. Prior to deployment, the Boretrak2 is calibrated against a known orientation on a supplied mount – establishing a starting reference azimuth for the gyro. The gyro provides the Boretrak2 with an accurate, live heading which is tracked as the probe is deployed into the borehole. It is not reliant on a magnetic compass or physical rod alignment for orientation.

The unit can be quickly deployed by a single operator using a variety of methods. For downhole deployment, the Boretrak2 can be lowered using a wireline. Uphole and horizontal deployments can be completed using a semi-rigid pushrod system, spooled out from a cable reel. The probe is deployed into a hole at fixed intervals. At each stop, a measurement is recorded in Carlson Scan.

“The Carlson Boretrak2 is the next generation of borehole deviation technology,” says Brad Husack, B.Sc., Support and Special Projects Engineer, Carlson Software. “It is the culmination of over 35 plus years of bore tracking manufacturing and field experience. With the new ability to deploy in every direction and the new intuitive and easy-to-use Android/Windows-based software, Carlson Scan, surface and subsurface operations will benefit greatly.”

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