Drill Heads (3 units)
Used to provide real time feedback on hole characteristics. Below the drill head, a long weight stack holds the drill plumb and directs flow to the drilling nozzle at the bottom.
Independent Firn Drill (IFD)
This self-contained drill is used to penetrate through the porous firn layer with minimal losses and independent of deep drilling operations. The IFD drills firn holes to approximately 40 meters depth and stays a couple holes ahead of the deep drilling schedule.
Fuel Tower/Day Tank
Gravity-feed fuel distribution tank for Seasonal Equipment Site
Portable 30kW Generator
30K Watt generator within an enclosed trailer on skis
Welder within enclosed trailer on skis.
Glycol Storage Tank
Holds 1200 gallons of fluid with protective cage and lift pockets/points in pallet.
Handle EHWD control system, data logging and storage, and provides outside link
Hot Water Trencher
Used for trenching in snow for surface cable installation or exploratory drilling when mechanical trenching or other means is not suitable
DOM Sleds (3 units)
Sleds used to transport DOMs and DOM boxes around station
Drill Towers (2 each)
Sits directly over hole, turns hoses/cables from their horizontal to vertical orientation, has hard points and hoist/winch for rigging operations, and provides a shelter for operations occurring around the hole. The drill tower attaches directly to the TOS double-wide structure.