mudcap


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mudcap

(ˈmʌdˌkæp)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) an explosive charge covered with earth, used for blasting the surface of a rock
2. (Mining & Quarrying) the mud or earth used to cover an explosive for blasting the surface of a rock
vb (tr)
(Mining & Quarrying) to use an explosive charge covered with earth for blasting a rock surface
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Another way to increase the breakage of a surface charge is to use a mudcap after placing the explosive charge, simply covering the charge with mud or clay to form a conical cap over the explosive.
All MPD variations are covered, including Constant Bottomhole Pressure, Pressurized MudCap Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling.
Another benefit which is difficult to quantify, is the elimination of the temptation to shoot illegal mudcaps or adobes.