EPA Emissions Regulations (Tier 4) and Compliant Systems

Meeting the growing need around the world to replace and expand sewer and clean-water infrastructure is tough, especially when you take into account the new United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emissions Regulations, also known as Tier 4. The EPA Tier 4 standards are designed to reduce emissions by as much as 90 percent or more, according to the EPA.

Thankfully, there is a solution: the AXIS guided boring system by Vermeer.

This trenchless system eliminates many of the steps associated with traditional opencut installation techniques, speeding up installation and requiring fewer operators.
“This new system came to market because methods used in the past were rudimentary and slow,” says Ryan Erger, product specialist for the AXIS system. “We integrated several technologies into one system that allows contractors to install underground pipeline with extreme accuracy at a fast rate, all the while helping to reduce the environmental footprint.”

Benefits of the Axis System

  • The system integrates a closed-circuit camera into the drill head, allowing the operator to constantly monitor the drilling process.
  • The excavated material is removed by a high-powered liquid-ring vacuum driven by a John Deere PowerTech PVX 6068H Interim Tier 4/Stage III B engine. These engines feature cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for NOx control and an exhaust filter for reducing particulate matter.
  • Excavated materials are collected in a vacuum tank, eliminating the hassle of manually handling the spoils in the launch pit.

“The cooled EGR and exhaust filter technology approach provides a simple and proven solution requested by our customers,” says Doug Laudick, manager of product planning at John Deere Power Systems. “We believe cooled EGR provides our customers with the best value for Interim Tier 4/Stage III B.”

If you have any questions about Tier 4 Compliant Systems or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website.

Reliable Contracting maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland’s roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.

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