Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
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Progress of the RADIX (Rapid Access Drilling and Ice eXtraction) fast-access drilling system
- Final revised paper (published on 09 Mar 2023)
- Preprint (discussion started on 26 Sep 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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CC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-183', Olivier Alemany, 04 Oct 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Jakob Schwander, 13 Dec 2022
RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-183', John Goodge, 17 Oct 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Jakob Schwander, 14 Dec 2022
RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-183', Julius Rix, 21 Oct 2022
- AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Jakob Schwander, 14 Dec 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Dec 2022) by Jay Johnson
AR by Jakob Schwander on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2022) Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2023) by Jay Johnson
AR by Jakob Schwander on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2023) Manuscript
Very interesting paper. I really appreciated the clarity of explanation, the global approach to describe the process of evolution of the development of the prototype from the beginning to the last tests. The “RADIX” story is really very pleasant to read and technically very interesting. All photos and schematic are useful and clear.
The problems encountered during the different testing seasons and the improvements to the drilling probe to solve these problems are described in details.
I really encourage to publish this paper, with very minor suggestions:
Page 2: for viscosity, I advise to use both cST unit (which commonly used) and maybe to also have it in m2/s (which is the USI)
Page 3: for those who haven’t read the last RADIX paper, it might be useful to have a schematic of the drilling bit itself
Page 17: line 316 you are mentioning PE cuttings, but it is not completely clear were these chips are coming from? Are these cutting produced by the drill head (and cutters) while lowering it in the casing?
Page 17: after the Egrip season it is not completely clear to me how you solve the problem of drilling fluid leakage on the drilling tool motor, Page 18, line 340: it had beed? Do you mean it had been?
Page 18: is it possible to get the brand or reference of the new Li battery?