Atlas Copco XRVS 1000 CD6 Provides Drilling Power for Quebec Quarry


Quebec-based drill and blast contractor, Forexplo has taken delivery of the second Atlas Copco XRVS 1000 D6 portable air compressor after winning a second quarry contract; attributing the order to the “exceptional fuel consumption of the compressor.”

Formed at the beginning of 2010, Forexplo has quickly established itself as a drill and blast specialist in Quebec, winning a reputation for meeting production targets, on-schedule and within budget. Quickly winning its first drill and blast contract with Bauval for all their quarries, the company is confident to be awarded further contracts.

A key factor in meeting the production targets, according to vice president Robert Bilodeau, is the on demand high pressure air provided by the two Atlas Copco compressors for two 750 hp drill rigs. The XRVS 1000, rated with a free air delivery of 1000 cfm at 25 bar (365 psi) is powered by a Caterpillar C13 ACERT Tier 3 diesel engine and Atlas Copco FuelExpert to provide fuel consumption figures of just 60-62 l/h.

Bauval is a leading supplier of aggregates, concrete constructions, building products and industrial services in Quebec and generates a number of quarries and sandpits across the Province.

Source: Joem Promotions on behalf of Atlas Copco Portable Air Division

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