13 July 2017
Antwerp Belgium, July 13, 2017: When Access Limited, a specialized construction company, was contracted to safeguard travelers from falling rocks and prevent further erosion along the steep sides of a Californian highway, they required high pressure air for their drilling needs. They decided to partner up with Atlas Copco Rental to complete the project.
The work area was located on a steep embankment with slopes that typical construction equipment cannot access, but that is no problem for Access Limited Construction who has years of experience and specialized drilling equipment built to endure difficult terrains.
For this job, they needed to drill 15-ft holes at 10-ft apart from each other along sharp angles and steep slopes. These holes are used to anchor chain nets for rock fall mitigation and safeguard the area.
The Atlas Copco Rental team assessed the job requirements and delivered an XRVS 1350 oil-injected diesel compressor. This model provides 1350 cfm at a working pressure between 232 to 392 psi making it a perfect fit for Access Limited’s drilling needs.
As a safety standard, the machine would not operate: the Atlas Copco Rental team immediately came up with a custom made solution ensuring full use of the compressed air for the entire duration of the project.
Access Limited was able to complete their work with high satisfaction in just two months.
This project tested the boundaries of equipment functionality under rugged conditions and paved way for a long term working relationship. Plans for a similar project will begin mid-July.
“ Atlas Copco is one of the best and most reliable rental company’s out there. The equipment is always in perfect shape and very well maintained. When there is a problem, the response time is fast and 24/7 availability is what is most important for us not to have any production downtime. ”
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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com.
Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area. It serves customers in all industry segments around the world with temporary air, power, flow, steam and nitrogen rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Belgium.