Welcome to vulcanhammer.info, the site about Vulcan Iron Works, which manufactured the durable air/steam line of pile driving equipment for more than a century. Many of its products are still in service today, providing reliable performance all over the world.
If you’ve looked at a conventional Vulcan, Conmaco or Menck air/steam hammer package for offshore use, you’ve noticed the hammer is surrounded by the leaders, which align the hammer to the pile. But what if the hammer could be self-aligning? In 1968 offshore contractor McDermott Inc. wanted to find out just that, and commissioned Vulcan … Continue reading Internal Pile Hammer IPH-16
Without a doubt the most intriguing “special product” Vulcan’s West Palm Beach facility produced was the Construction Assistance Vehicle (CAV). The purpose of this was to provide an underwater craft to transport personnel and materiel during underwater construction. The CAV was capable of transporting one U.S. Ton (2000 lbs.) at a speed of 2 knots. … Continue reading Construction Assistance Vehicle (CAV)
“Our feet are tired, our stomachs upset; our desks are ladened with work abandoned…our personal lives are in shambles, and, at the bottom line, our billfolds are empty.” (Petroleum News Southeast Asia editorial on attending trade shows, February 1986) One of the industry events that Vulcan participated in over the years was the Offshore Technology … Continue reading Offshore Technology Conference
Vulcan hammers were justifiably admired for their simplicity. However, many of the keys to success were in two fields: their design and construction, and; how the hammer was equipped with its accessories. Here we feature a few of both; one or more of them may appear on or with your Vulcan hammer. For more practical … Continue reading It’s in the Details