ALL-HYDRAULIC TUNNELLING IN THE SWISS ALPS

The Furka project includes the excavation of three tunnels and is one of the first of its kind in the world where hydraulically powered equipment is used throughout for rock drilling. The editor of Engineering Digest has visited the construction sites and the following article discusses how a new hydraulic drifter was incorporated into a self-contained, integrated rock drilling system, and the economic and ecological effects of all-hydraulic tunnelling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Engineering Publications Limited

    46 St. Clair Avenue East
    Toronto, ONo M4T 1N2,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Meyfarth, H W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Digest
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Canadian Engineering Publications Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM