Compressed air is everywhere. Portable diesel air compressors bring compressed air wherever it is needed: plantside, roadside, refineryside and many other jobsites.
This month’s feature application is using portable air compressors in pier drilling. High pressure is required for this application, making the Sullair 900XHH/1150XH air compressor an ideal solution.
Depending on the geology of the building site, civil engineering may call for deep vertical piers to be built or installed before foundation work is started. These piers are used to support vertical loads and mitigate sheering and shifting. Compressed air is used to clear cuttings, to operate a hammer down hole, or both. If a hammer is used, the requirement may call for aftercooled air.