Hahn Kunststoffe

Segment Storage

The same applies for every tunnel project: segments must be at the right place at the right time. Towards this end, special demands are posed on the transport and storage of these weighty concrete elements.

Segments are generally stored in piles of rings. In the process, the high intrinsic weight of the elements results in extremely high loads on the lower rings and the bearing blocks (supports). The minimum height of the supports depends on the thickness of the segments, their varying inner and outer radii and the applied clamp of the bridge crane. In this way, mutual contact between the...

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