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Manufacturers/Suppliers of Beryllium Copper Drill Bits

05/17/2017 4:35 AM

We have a requirement to use a beryllium copper non-sparking drill part, measuring around 200mm to use in an area with a high level of volatile compounds. I've been checking the web for relevant suppliers in Europe and the US, but have turned up almost no leads. I would appreciate if someone could advise a suitable source.

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05/17/2017 5:31 AM

Interesting. It would appear the facility has a significant process materials containment problem. What other sources of ignition are in the area - electric motors, perchance?

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05/17/2017 10:52 AM

Here you go: Be-Cu drill bit, non-sparking

Pay no attention to the hecklers. This should meet your required standards, but you should check with the manufacturer, and the supplier what their warranty states.

It also depends on what you are attempting to drill through, I suspect. If you are going to drill through a vapor containment wall, shame on you.

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05/17/2017 11:58 AM

I would go to a fracking drill bit supplier for something that large...

http://www.keysbit.com/

https://www.bakerhughes.com/products-and-services/drilling/drill-bit-systems

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05/17/2017 12:14 PM

200mm is 20 cm, so yes it is a large bit, so it appears unclear what this project is really about. OP has left the building for now?

For all I know, they just need to cut a circular hole in a tank or other vessel. We don't know what they are drilling into, so it is anyone's guess at this point.

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05/17/2017 1:28 PM

200mm is 2dm or 7.87401574". How do you know he wants to drill a circular hole? Maybe he wants a square one or a triskaidecagon one.

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05/17/2017 3:01 PM

Is this your day to pick on me too? Hell. I don't care if he drills a certain Senator from Pennsylvania a new arsehole, he mostly a hole anyway.

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05/17/2017 4:24 PM

Remember when you were trying to quit smoking and your moods swings were all over the place?

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05/17/2017 6:01 PM

Well, yes, and we can see how well that worked out for me.

Hope you are OK?

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05/17/2017 8:34 PM

I have not been not myself for about 2 years, I figured catching wife in affair, divorcing her after 15 years, her draining bank account and savings and taking everything of value could be a good be the reason I was stressed, leaving me with the depts. Me filing bankruptcy, and dealing with my kids not wanting to do anything with their mother because of her affairs, that she involved them in, was causing my anxiety, and her not giving up anything so she doesn't lose the $900 a month child support was all of my issues... Well, things have been better, kids are with me all the time, got a lawyer working on custody who assures me it's a sure thing, working so much overtime that a don't notice the child support, everything is good but I feel worse. Anxiety over nothing, nervousness all the time, inability to sleep, mood swings (which you were the target of today, sorry, all stuff I can't control.)

They found a tumor on my thyroid, making it hyperactive. Endocrinologist thinks it's Graves disease, treatable after they remove or kill my thyroid. Have all the symptoms besides buggy eyes and weight lose. Only my T3 was elevated, not the T4. TSH was 0.007 which is low. Very low chance that it could be cancer, but I have a Nuclear scan, an ultra sound, more blood work, and a possible biopsy next Wednesday to make sure.

Will know the results and treatment plan on the 30th. So if I am an arshole, please understand, I try not to be but it's hard.

If they kill thyroid, weight gain will be an issue, if I quite smoking at the same time, I am going be a monster.

I was a arshole to you earlier and I apologize (I think I really mean it)

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05/18/2017 9:34 AM

It's all good, brother, we have your back (don't ask me how). You and your family are in my prayers to the Higher Power.

One day at a time, be anxious for nothing, but release everything into the hand that calms the waters. (That is not me, because I need a life jacket).

Take some time every day to totally relax, and let go of all of the issues, concerns, and put your vision on a scene that is pleasant to you (your backyard?) Birds? Trees? Golf course? Lake? You decide. Actually be present in that moment, not thinking behind or ahead. It is Zen. Feel the anxiety leave your body as your spirit, soul, and body re-align themselves into harmony. It will be well. You will be well. The children will be well.

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05/18/2017 12:32 PM

Fishing it will be, Golf is not relaxing for me because I have to keep yelling at people to duck, I can't a ball straight for the life of me. Had some hook so bad they almost came back to me.

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05/17/2017 6:52 PM

I'll explain it to you, but yea it was my day to pick on you.

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05/18/2017 9:28 AM

cool, I feel properly reamed.

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05/17/2017 1:32 PM

The OP is not clear, 200mm might be the drill length. If not, he might be looking for a core bit.

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05/18/2017 3:40 AM

I appreciate all the comments surrounding this topic, and the lively discussion. I’m not in the US time zone so only picked up the thread this morning. Frankly I did not expect such a good response. I should clarify that the drill bit should be around 200mm wide, and as some of you surmised it is to create a circular hole in a carbon steel (AISI 1020) tank (wall thickness 1.5mm) to enable one to remove a component within.

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05/18/2017 8:47 AM

I am not sure that they exist, but have you tried to find portable water jet cutting equipment or someone that may have such a system??

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05/18/2017 9:36 AM

How did the component get into the tank? Made there, and the man-ways are too small?

This is going to sound very silly: Have you tried turning the object longways instead of sideways? Just checking...

La Pairre's idea of using water-jet portable system is probably a far better choice.

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05/18/2017 9:46 AM

We should probably ask the next question then, correct?

How is the OP going to patch and seal the hole that is made when reinstalling the component? Making the assumption that this will have to happen of course. That may turn into a much bigger problem.

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05/18/2017 10:05 AM

The tank is fixed and the preferable way to replace the component - which is man-made - is to create this opening

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05/18/2017 10:50 AM

So, where do the volatile materials come from? Has the tank not been flushed or cleaned, or anything, beforehand?

Why can't the component stay put and the facility just make another one?

Is the component corroding in the tank contents, affecting product quality?

If the tank material and the component material are different, would a suitably-selected chemical flush dissolve the component so it can be rinsed clear without affecting the tank material?

How is the tank to be repaired after the hole has been made, and leak-tested after the repair has been completed?

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05/18/2017 11:08 AM

All good points. Just for once,,,, I would like to be able to read the "entire" scenario. Just might be able to learn something here.

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05/17/2017 5:47 PM

Can you please provide more information on your application and exactly what the drill is being used for?

Have you contacted mining drill manufacturers?

Is this for mining?

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05/18/2017 4:45 AM

Try Unitec , as far as I know they also make hole saws on request.

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05/18/2017 12:36 PM

I know somebody mentioned water jets already and I found this.

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05/18/2017 1:20 PM

Tag team answering is fun:

Just don't ask me how to put the vessel back together without welding it! Superglue anyone?

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05/18/2017 1:28 PM

Loctite does make a glue for that, making the assumption of course that the metals are not too exotic.

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05/18/2017 3:00 PM

In a hydrocarbon (flammable vapors present) environment? Really? What P, T are we talking about, where is the resistance chart for that?

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05/19/2017 8:54 AM

Looks interesting, Thanks!

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