Switzerland
Switzerland

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ROCKFALL-X: An easy, efficient solution for reinforcing galleries

We developed the ROCKFALL-X G and ROCKFALL-X A damping system with the aim of increasing the level of protection and durability that rockfall protection galleries provide. Equipped with cellular glass ballasts or used tires respectively, this system enhances energy absorption capacity while simultaneously reducing the static loading associated with conventional gallery reinforcement solutions. The modular system's low weight reduces the static load on the gallery and facilitates not only easy installation, but also reduces maintenance work after a rockfall incident. The ROCKFALL-X A damping system is also suitable as a temporary protection measure during construction works.

Recycled filling

Highly sustainable: Both versions of the Rockfall-X damping system use recycled material.

Low weight

Low static loading: Compared with conventional gravel coverage methods, the lighter damping material does not require gallery reinforcement.

High-tensile steel wire

Interaction between filling and mesh: The impact energy is distributed over a larger area thus activating more material than conventional damping solutions.

Flexible height

Adjustable: The height of the ROCKFALL-X system is adaptable to the predicted impact energy, thus simplifying planning and optimizing your budget.

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References

To the project
Gföller Brücke, Val d’Ega

Val d’Ega, Italy

 

Systems

ROCKFALL-X

 

System length

40 m

 

Year of installation

2014

To the project
Gamsgrubenweg, Grossglockner

Grossglockner, Austria

 

Systems

ROCKFALL-X

 

Year of installation

2013

To the project
Amden

Weesen, Switzerland

 

Systems

ROCKFALL-X
TECCO® G65/3

 

Year of installation

2011

To the project
Hydroelectric Power Station Schattenhalb 1+

Schattenhalb, Switzerland

 

Systems

ROCKFALL-X

 

System length

10 m

 

Year of installation

2016

Contacts

Roger Moor
     

Roger Moor

Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels
René Müller
     

René Müller

Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels
Isacco Toffoletto
     

Isacco Toffoletto

Ticino Country Manager

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels