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7 WorldWide Drilling Resource® FEBRUARY 2021 March 5-6, 2021 ~ Mark your calendar for TWWA’s (Tennessee Water Well Association’s) Annual Meeting & Trade Show to be held once again at The Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There will be technical sessions and trade show exhibits, along with the honor award and auction. There’s also the ladies auxiliary and TWWA business meeting and Board meeting on the schedule. For more information, e-mail: March 25-27, 2021~ The Alberta Water Well Drilling Association Convention / Trade Show “Tribute to the Past” will be at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. The event starts on Thursday evening with a wine and cheese welcome gathering. Friday’s continental breakfast opens the trade show displays. Lunch with a guest speaker will be followed by awards and presentations, and the annual meeting first session. The trade show opens again at 7:00 p.m. Technical sessions are set for Saturday morning, followed by the trade show, silent auction, and the annual meeting second session. Get more details via e-mail to: More events can be found by clicking here in our online issue Are you planning to go? WorldWide will be looking for you! NOTE: The Mountain States Groundwater Expo scheduled for February 11-13, has been cancelled. Dates for next year are February 10-11, 2022. Contact: info@ Cancelled BAUER’s Low-Noise Equipment Adapted from Information by BAUER Maschinen GmbH Noise levels on construction sites affect both residents and the people working around equipment. Because noise control is a major health issue, BAUER Maschinen GmbH works diligently to minimize noise by making equipment improvements from drilling rigs to cutters, setting new standards in recent years. Christian Heinecker, head of the Business Unit Drilling Equipment of BAUER explained, “Thanks to our Energy Efficiency Package (EEP), BAUER equipment is now significantly quieter than the predecessor models without EEP.” The eco mode is based on dynamic engine speed regulation, depending on the action being performed, effectively reducing cumulative noise emissions and diesel consumption. An automatic motor-stop function assists, switching off equipment not used for a certain period of time. Other optional add-on modules, such as inflatable noise-control cladding for the power head or upper carriage, also have positive effects and can even be retrofitted to existing equipment. BAUER’s silent operating mode makes the new BG 15 H and BG 20 some of the quietest drill rigs available. Reducing maximum engine speed and slowing the hydraulic consumers results in a significant noise level decrease. Compared to previous models, the BG 20 reduces noise intensity by 75%. The company’s assistance systems also reduce noise levels. An adaptive kelly retraction assistant reduces speed during retraction, positively affecting the noise level. Various other assistants help during drilling and discharge to reduce noise intensity. The EEP is also implemented on BAUER’s cutter-carrier equipment, such as MC duty-cycle cranes. The Silent Cutter, available as CBC 30 for maximum cutting depths of 263 feet and as CBC 45 for cutting depths up to 394 feet, features a hydraulic power pack modular system, which can be positioned in various places for flexibility and reduces noise by about 50%. “Whether EEP, silent mode, or assistance systems, many individual components results in a noise-optimized package at the end,” summarized Heinecker. C&G BAUER BG 15 H. Silent Cutter CBC 30. Cance l l d