The system uses lubricating bentonite slurry which is painted on the outside of the liner as it passes into the host pipe in the launch pit.
What does BS stand for?
BS stands for Bentonite slurry (tunnel boring machines)
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The bentonite slurry forms a thin (typically [less than or equal to] 3 mm) filter cake of low hydraulic conductivity (<10-8 cm/s) on both sides of the trench.
Slurry trench (barrier) backfill--Curtain barriers are created by excavating a notch in the earth, supporting it with a bentonite slurry and then backfilling it with the bentonite enriched soil material.
During bursting runs, a bentonite slurry was pumped through a hose that ran inside of the new 8-inch HDPE.
Reflecting on the job in general, Iglesias said it is important to note that even though soil conditions were not ideal the project was completed without the use of bentonite slurry in the downhill bore.
Features include: integral jacking can with 675 ton capacity; screw conveyor 1 is an open ribbon type with integral full diameter gate; screw conveyor 2 is directly connected to the first conveyor; foam and bentonite slurry additive system for conditioning of spoils; and an integral laser guidance system.
The opening was maintained with a bentonite slurry mixture with a specific gravity of approximately 1.
His expertise covers horizontal directional drills, with an emphasis on mid and maxi rigs, as well as the process of recycling bentonite slurry, often called drilling mud.