"From the start of this refurbishment project the advantages of using the Epiroc Boomer E2C to automate the installation of DSI Underground’s AT – Pipe Umbrella System with pipe squeezed connection were clear. Plus we have worked closely with Epiroc for over 30 years, so we know we have a reliable partner at our side."
"Having previously used the AT – Pipe Umbrella System with pipe squeezed connection on a project in France, I found it to be safer, faster, and easier to install than the equivalent conventional threaded system."
"To make the umbrella we have to install around 4,000 meters of pipes, which each have a diameter of 139.7 mm. Using the Boomer to connect the individual lengths of pipe has made the process significantly quicker. Pipe squeezing is simply faster than screwing the individual 3 meter pipes together. Automating the installation of the pipes in this way has also made the process safer for our staff as they have less manual handling of the pipes and do not work near the moving parts of the drill rig."
Infra Tunnel SA specializes in the building and refurbishment of tunnels and underground infrastructure. “We have worked in partnership with Epiroc (and the preceding Atlas Copco mining and construction equipment) for over 30 years. We chose them as our partner to work on this project because of their machine’s quality, after-sales service, proximity to the worksite and our confidence in the staff involved.” summarises Mr Le Doaré.
Epiroc staff have also worked in partnership with the team from Sterobit AG, the DSI Underground partner in Switzerland, and together they have supported Infra Tunnel SA throughout the project - from the adaptation of the Boomer, initial commissioning, and staff training, through to providing service support.