Switch tunnel boring machine modes

Description

Monitor the process of switching the tunnel boring machine from boring mode to segment placement mode and vice versa.

Alternative labels

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tunnel boring machine mode switch

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

occupation-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Switch tunnel boring machine modes is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Tunnel boring machine operator: Tunnel boring machine operators work on large pieces of tunnelling equipment commonly known as TBMs. They regulate the operation of the machine, adjusting the torque of the rotating cutting wheel and screw conveyor to maximise stability of the tunnel before tunnel rings are installed. Tunnel boring machine operators then put the reinforced concrete rings in place using remote controls.

Optional skill

Switch tunnel boring machine modes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Switch tunnel boring machine modes – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022