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Ports are a vital part of a country’s infrastructure, and an engine for GDP growth. Normally, you will find activity in the port 24/7/365, where precision and efficiency are crucial. This means that any type of maintenance in connection with the port – for instance, the quays – requires a minimum disturbance so that “business as usual” may take place.
Quays are often located in an environment exposed to the weather and water, which causes the concrete age at a faster pace compared to more normalized circumstances. Quays typically consist of different concrete elements, such as the quay’s horizontal and vertical surfaces, pillars grounded in the water and sometimes a pier.
Conjet’s Automated Concrete Removal robots, using the hydrodemolition technology, are the right choice if you are looking for a solution that will maximize repair speed and lifespan of the structure. We call it ACR™.
Quays are often placed in an environment that is exposed to tough weather conditions and water, which makes the concrete age at a faster pace than under normal conditions. They can also be difficult to access for repairs, while at the same time, speed of repair work is often critical. As a result, restoration challenges to consider include:
With today’s high shipping volumes the schedules in ports are tighter than ever before. The ACR™ robots with ConjetONE control allow for ease of operation and less downtime, helping you keep on schedule. In addition, the ACR™ robots are designed to handle the unique setup requirements for quays.
After completing the daily safety routines, the operator configures the robot on the remote control box. He or she then stands at a safe 5-10 meter distance and monitors the work. The ACR™ robots are designed to be multipurpose, meaning that the same robot can operate on surfaces that are horizontal, vertical and even overheard on the ceiling.
The ACR™ robots have very little unplanned downtime, and the time to shift operation mode is optimized thanks to the innovation and engineering behind the ACR™ robots.
Another key feature is the capability of switching between selective and non-selective removal. This is a very important aspect when calculating the longevity of the restoration, where selective removal normally gives a better, longer-lasting result, thus supporting the sustainability agenda and circular economy challenges that structure owners are facing.
Since ACR™ uses hydrodemolition technology and creates no vibrations or micro-cracks, it is the most sustainable technology used for restoration of concrete structures like ports and quays. At the same time, it keeps the rebar intact and leaves a surface ideal for bonding. This results in a longer structure life after repair.
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