Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Slurry TBMs

September 16, 2019 Keivan Rafie

Advancements in technology and the power to operate in a range of soft ground conditions has fueled the popularity of slurry tunnel boring machines

 

In his popular column—Rules of Thumb—Keivan Rafie breaks down the components and processes incorporated when deploying a slurry tunnel boring machine for a soft ground tunneling job. According to a recent research report, the soft ground tunneling market segment will see the fastest TBM market growth in the coming six years. 

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Keivan Rafie

Keivan Rafie’s engineering expertise is in tunneling, mining, and ground-improvement projects. For the last 15 years, he’s worked across the globe in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North America. Keivan’s knowledge and experience go deep with tunneling methods, such as drill and blast, NATM, and TBM, and he is involved in all stages from design to manufacturing and construction.

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