Smoothbore Tunnel and Shaft Linings
FP McCann has developed a comprehensive range of smoothbore shaft and tunnel linings. Each size is specifically designed to meet the tunnelling industry’s exacting and varied needs, recognising the key criteria as being strength, stability and the capability of performing in all types of ground conditions.
All rings, with the exception of the cutter choker, comprise of ordinary segments and two top segments. The top segments have one tapered cross joint so that they can be installed with an EPDM gasket. The cutter choker comprises all ordinary segments.
FP McCann is the only precast concrete manufacturer to supply pre-fitted, tailor-made EPDM rubber gaskets on the full range of smoothbore shaft and tunnel linings. The gaskets provide an immediate water-tight seal on construction and are fully compliant with the requirements of the British Tunnelling Society specification. Speed of build, safety and increase on-site productivity are key benefits.
- Standard rings
- Corbel rings
- Recessed rings (Standard, choker or cutter choker)
- Choker rings
- Combined Cutter Choker rings
Mix and Renforcement
Each segment is wet cast to achieve a smooth internal finish. The concrete mix provides a Design Chemical Class 4 (DC4) with a minimum 28 day characteristic cube strength of 55 N/mm2. Alternative mixes are available. The segments are reinforced with either a reinforcing cage or structural synthetic and steel fibres to suit both design and customer requirements.
The segmental rings are suitable for underpinning, caisson and chimney construction methods.
FP McCann conducts all operations using an Integrated Management System accredited to ISO 9001.
Key Features and Benefits
- Smooth internal faces
- Simple locking process
- Speedy installation
- Cost reducing
- Added safety features
- Technical advice and support
Quality of Segmental Shafts