Microtunneling Intermediate Jacking Stations (IJSs) are inserted in the tunnel string at appropriate intervals to distribute thrust loads to facilitate longer drives. IJSs are custom‐fabricated to match a project’s exact pipe outside diameter.
Microtunneling IJSs are sealed to prevent intrusion of ground in the tunnel. They comprise a nonrecoverable steel housing with multiple ram segments, each exerts additional thrust, and are positioned on the steel housing interior ring.
The MTBM operator controls the IJS function from the control container console.
- Used to extend drive length potential by distributing thrust load for longer drives
- Sealed to prevent intrusion of ground into the tunnel
- Comprise a non‐recoverable steel housing with multiples of ram segments that each exert 60‐tons of thrust
- Customized to match the outside diameter of the project pipe
Microtunneling Intermediate Jacking Stations (IJSs)
Super Excavators, Inc. has enjoyed a long partnership with Akkerman over the years. We originally bought a competitor’s microtunnel system and had nothing but problems with quality and service. Finally we called Akkerman and bought their SL36 microtunnel system. Since then we have never looked back. We have bought several other pieces of equipment from Akkerman. From GBM equipment to ABIS to several microtunnel cutting heads. They have been great working with our staff to customize the equipment for our specific needs. We have put their equipment to the test on several projects by pushing the envelope in long drive distances and very difficult ground conditions. The equipment has responded well and together we have made modifications to continue to improve on efficiency. In our business it is necessary to have people their when you need them. Akkerman has done a great job at supplying quality equipment and servicing our needs in a timely matter, helping keep our work on schedule.