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Atlas Copco develops effective solution for underground pipe gallery construction


May 7, 2016, Beijing, China: Atlas Copco debuts advanced large-diameter rock drilling solution at the China Forum for Urban Underground Comprehensive Pipe Gallery Planning/Design and Key Installation Technology 2016.

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Integrated underground pipe galleries are highly concentrated and sophisticated municipal infrastructure facilities widely adopted by developed cities worldwide. They will be a focus for construction investments during the 13th Five-Year Plan period and beyond. Underground pipe gallery planning and construction are in full swing in many Chinese cities today. Discussions at the forum will center on innovative and effective underground pipe gallery construction.
Atlas Copco has a series of large-diameter rock drilling tools designed specifically for broken strata of soft or medium rock hardness. These fully meet the requirements for pile applications in integrated underground pipe gallery construction projects involving special techniques such as continuous wall, permanent casing drilling, filling curtain, end-bearing and friction piles, casing ceiling protection and interlocked pipe pile wall. QL200 and QL300 DTH hammer and cluster DTH hammer feature wide size with diameter from 440 mm to 3,556 mm. And you can customized according to the actual construction needs.
Atlas CopcoQL series DTH products feature low frequency and high impact technologies, low gas consumption and high drilling efficiency. They guarantee continuous construction operations according to schedule, excellent hole quality and straightness, as well as a clean hole bottom free of sediment, making them particularly suitable for underground pipe gallery projects with demanding pile quality requirements. “They can be installed on auger drills, pile machines or cranes, and are easy to maintain and repair,” said Mr. Mark Lee, Business Line Manager of Rock Drilling Tool of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area, “compared with traditional construction methods, our large-diameter DTH hammer and cluster DTH hammer offer higher efficiency and safety standards for underground pipe gallery construction operations.”

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.