Pile Reforming

For a somewhat unusual operation, AGE designed and built what may be the largest high pressure inflatable packers in the world. The operation involved opening up 2.5 metre diameter piles that had partially collapsed during driving. Apart from the structural need for opening, these piles also needed to be drilled through for installation of secondary insert piles.

The inflatable packers finally produced for this project were 1.83 m (72") diameter with 6 m (20') rubber length and rated for 15 MPa (2000 psi) inside 2.56 m (100") ID piles. The overall element weight was approximately 26 tonnes.

Pile Reforming Packer

Pile Reforming Inflatable Packer

Pile Reforming Packer Development

Pile Reforming Packer Testing