Giken Silent Piler
Blue Iron specializes in using the most technologically advanced Press equipment available including Giken Silent Pilers. This equipment uses the environmentally friendly Press-In method to install piles without excessive noise or vibration. The piles are statically pressed into the ground from the ground level. Since the energy used to drive the piles is a static energy, Vibration is almost completely reduced, and the noise is almost negligible. The SILENT PILER sits and grips onto previously driven piles and uses the reaction force from the previously pressed piles as anchorage to hydraulically jack the subsequent piles into the ground. The Reaction Force is derived from the pile weights, skin friction and interlock resistance. The Reaction Force generated from three to four previously pressed piles together with the weight of the equipment provide the reaction necessary to overcome the soil resistance from jacking the subsequent piles into the ground. Since the jacking procedure is very similar to a static load test, the equipment has been calibrated and can measure the actual down stroke force each and every stroke as the pile is being pressed.
Hard Ground Press-In
When soil conditions become too difficult or not applicable to the water jetting system, Blue Iron is capable of using the Crush System in conjunction with the Press-In Method. This system uses and integrated simultaneous auger which sites inside the pan of the sheet pile and augers at the pile is being pressed into the ground. This method is ideal when pressing sheets into soils with dense gravels, cobbles, boulders and in some cases bedrock. The auger crush increases the likelihood of installing the piles without damage where conventional piling equipment will encounter refusal or damage the sheet pile.
Self Walking Feature
To minimize the equipment size necessary to support pressing the piles, the Press equipment is able to move on top of the piles itself without the need of a large crane moving it. As the piles are being pressed into the ground, the Saddle clamps are safely gripped onto the reaction piles, and the Chuck is gripped onto the pile being pressed as the hydraulic cylinders are actuated forcing the pile down into the ground. Once the pile has been pressed in a sufficient depth and the pile has been determined to have the capacity to support the weight of the equipment as determined from down stroke force readout on either side of the machine, the equipment is ready to be moved into the next position. The Chuck safely grips onto the pile that is being driven and the Saddle clamps are disengaged allowing the equipment to lift off of the reaction piles and the saddle slide forward onto the next set of reaction piles. The saddle is then lowered back onto the reaction piles where the clamps are re-engaged to grip the reaction piles.
Environment Conscious Operation and Higher Performance for Sustainable Construction
In continued efforts protect the environment and continued sustainability, Blue Iron uses Environmentally Friendly hydraulic oils and greases. These lubricants are made from derivatives of vegetable oils and exhibit high lubricating ability, long term operating life, and are safe for the environment. Both the ECO-Oil and ECO-Greases have cleared the biochemical oxygen demand and rapid toxicity tests. This minimizes any impacts should there be a leak or damaged hose.
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Blue Iron Foundations and Shoring, LLC
3545 Carlin Drive
West Sacramento CA 95691