Applications of Using Vacuums for Excavations

Applications of Using Vacuums for Excavations

Vacuum excavation is in high demand all over a wide range of sectors and applications because to the growing desire for non-destructive excavation (‘NDD’) solutions. The expanding mandate of NDD by main municipalities a contractor, work health & safety regulations, the roll-out of fibre networks, and the accessibility of vacuum excavators in an increasing number of configurations and sizes have all contributed to this rise.

When a municipality or contractor purchases their initial vacuum digger, it is frequently used for purposes other than those for which it was purchased, resulting in new sources of revenue and/or advantages for the company.

Vacuum Excavation Applications

Utility And Fibre Installation

Potholing or Utility Location

Vacuum excavators are ideal for digging to find existing utilities because they employ water or air at ‘non-destructive’ forces, and it is one of their most typical uses in prep for cable placement in fibre rollouts.

Vacuum excavators are used by Horizon Directional Drilling (‘HDD’) subcontractors to ‘pothole’ and uncover utilities, which are sometimes combined with an automated utility finder for a 100 per cent depth computation of utilities before drilling.

Damage to existing services can be expensive, both associated with project downtime and possible fines from service owners. Conventional utilities such as a backhoe, small excavator, or spade will not be damaged by the fairly low force air and water utilized in vacuum digging. In reality, the water and air clean up around the existing services, providing a clear view for the operator.





Rope And Cable Haulage

Contractors can clean up and remove clogs in current infrastructure with a small jetter hose connected to high-pressure water, allowing cable and rope to be transported. Whenever it’s ready to haul, the vacuum digger uses a ‘parachute’ connected to the rope to suction cable or rope through pipes in a fraction of the time it takes with a typical rod method.

Civil Works

Excavating A Post Hole

Vacuum excavations are increasingly being used to dig post holes for highway guard rails and road signs, as well as smaller excavation tasks. You can continue the operation in locations if you require a larger hole. Utilizing a vacuum reduces the risk of harming an existing subterranean line and saves time and effort compared to using an auger.

Owing to their mobility and the fact that only one operator is necessary to operate the device, today’s trailer-mounted suction excavators are very well suited to these tasks.

Dewatering and cleaning up after an emergency

Today’s strict OH&S rules require the ability to confine and tidy up spillage and other circumstances that could threaten workers right away, and traditional methods – shovelling, excavators, and so on – can present a variety of extra risks. To maintain compliance with legislation and the safety of their personnel, several operators are using suction excavators to wipe up wastes, rubble, and other substances.

Resources And Mining

Drilling mud removal

The rising use of sump-less drills has needed a way to gather and dispose of boring mud as well as other spoil remotely, a task that large capacity suction excavators have proven to be suitable for. Because of the high CFM and huge tank capacity, there are fewer visits to rid of the waste and overall, less downtime.

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