Setting up concrete pumps for safety and productivity.
Dynamic Concrete Pumping establishes a complete performance schedule and delivery rate schedule in advance. Everything is built into the schedule, including the moves. For a big 55-meter boom pump, they allow a 45-minute window to move the pump during which concrete delivery will stop. A sponge is pushed into the hose at the delivery end and the concrete in the boom is sucked back into the hopper. “We never move the truck with concrete in the boom,” insists Delehay. “The operator must fold the boom first.” Folding the boom, moving the pump truck, setting the outriggers, and redeploying the boom takes about 45 minutes for the big pumps. For smaller pumps, they can reduce that to only about 15 minutes. “On those moves we may not even interrupt the concrete flow,” he says.
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