Air Consumption

Air Pressure, volume and hole cleaning

SHB Reverse Circulation Hammers require adequate high pressure air to perform correctly. Check the Air pressure chart for your hammer on each Hammer page.

Elevation Correction Factor
Metre Elevation Feet Elevation Correction Factor
1219 4000 0.86
1524 5000 0.82
1828 6000 0.79
2133 7000 0.76
2438 8000 0.73
2743 9000 0.70
3048 10000 0.68
3352 11000 0.65
3657 12000 0.63
3962 13000 0.61
4266 14000 0.59
4571 15000 0.57