Soil Compaction Optimization Through Bomag Evib Meter Technology
United Tractors, Jakarta: Single Drum Rollers are often used for road construction, especially for soil compaction application from Sub-Grade, Sub Base to Base Course layers. This product was designed for high productivity to finish projects faster and improve working quality.
However, many challenges arise during soil compaction activities due to the measuring tools requirement in determining the ideal quality level of compaction as well as to ensure the material has reach its optimum density. Therefore, additional processes and tools to measure the soil density level is needed. These methods certainly will took long processing time.
Bomag Evib Meter
PT United Tractors Tbk (United Tractors) as a distributor of Bomag in Indonesia answered this challenge by presenting Bomag Evib Meter technology or called as BEM.
This technology is dependable and easy to use during soil compaction process. BEM could display real-time density value in ”mN/m2” unit on the single drum roller’s analog display, so the operator could easily detect soil density value in the compacted area.
In construction business especially road construction and others infrastructure projects, this technology could help customers in measuring soil density to get optimum compaction results.
For example, road construction project which layered up to 100 cm and compacted every 20 cm, the soil density could be measured by taking soil sample to the laboratory or using other field test equipment such as Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) or Standard penetration test (SPT). Unfortunately, this process requires additional time and also high costs.
The presence of Bomag Evib Meter (BEM) technology in the Bomag Single Drum Roller product could easier the operators and supervisors to measure the soil density value It also gives information about the optimization of the compacted layer directly without requiring additional passes.
This technology could shorten soil compaction time so the project could be finished faster. The quality of compaction is also guaranteed because value of the compacted layer could be seen with Bomag Evib Meter (BEM) technology.