A discussion on cutters

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A discussion on cutters

However, the crossover of effective bit inserts onto disc cutters for TBM operations has been elusive. From early trials by Robbins and Wirth, the application of bit cutters on the vertical cutterheads of hard rock TBMs failed to impress and the technology was more or less shelved.

In recent months, three EPB projects in different parts of the world have demonstrated experience of fitting bit cutters on the mixed face cutterheads of EPBMs.

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On a site visit to the project earlier this year, the two machines had recently broken through into the Sentral Station cut-and-cover box at the end of their first 1.

A closer A discussion on cutters of the machines revealed that both had a full set of bit cutters on their 6. It was Chinese managers on the contract who brought experience of the bit cutters from previous projects in China and applied the technology in Kuala Lumpur. The button bit cutters were applied to overcome one of the most common issues for disc cutters on soft ground TBMs — flat spots.

Cutterhead of the 6. Ground water pressures on the alignment remain at 2 bar or below, and EPB control is needed to allow for unpredictability in ground conditions and protect against ground loss and surface settlement as the tunnels progress at about m beneath the streets of the city.

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Application of the disc cutters when they are needed is a great advantage, but in the softer clay deposits, when their particular services are not required, the experience is that the soft clay causes them to stop turning on their own bearings — causing wear of flat spots on the cutter rings.

In such conditions the button bits provide the extra traction needed in the soft materials to ensure that the discs continue to turn, thus extending their service life and avoiding the need to replace them due to wear of flat spots.

On breakthrough, it is noticed that these machines are fitted also with tungsten carbide button bit cutters.

The geology on the alignment comprises mostly of poorly consolidated silty and sandy deposits of the Colma Formation with a section of competent to highly fractured Franciscan Bedrock and a small section of soft clay, with the tunnel horizon for the most part below the water table and with the EPBMs operating at up to 4 bar pressure.

Robbins breakthrough for bit cutters in San Francisco In a video report by TunnelTalk, it is reported that crews had to change cutters only once on the drives, with the change carried out at about 1,m into the 2,m long drives and with only about half the cutters on the cutterheads requiring replacement.

Venezuela application For its Lot 3 contract for the Metro Los Teques project in Caracas, Venezuela, Brazilian tunnelling contractor Odebrecht used Herrenknecht EPBMs to excavate through highly fractured and weathered rock beneath a high overburden, a high water table, and under operating pressures of up to 4.

During his presentation at the World Tunnel Congress in Brazil in May, Project Manager Danilo Abdanur of Odebrecht explained that the machines were fitted with button bit cutters in an effort to extend the cutter life of the discs and thereby increase the intervals needed between interventions to undertake necessary cutter changes.

From the published paper, Abdanur reports that shield friction forces were limited by a sufficient overcut by the cutterhead.

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To maintain the overcut, frequent inspection and replacement of the gauge cutters was necessary. Bit cutters applied on the Herrenknecht EPBM in Caracas Speaking with Abdanur after the presentation he said that the experience in this particular geology showed mixed results.

The button bit discs proved efficient in areas of more homogeneous or softer rock deposits, while in reaches of highly fractured, blocky and harder rock, the conditions had the effect of knocking bits off the cutter ring as the cutters under the required machine thrust, and the rotating cutterhead, connected with the edges of hard blocky rock.

As the track record and experience continues to grow, the use of bit cutters may find a sustained application in the civil tunnelling industry on soft ground TBM applications.Sep 20,  · a coastguard cutter.

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