trenchless construction Articles

  • Pioneering Primer from Plastics Pipe Institute

    With administrative offices located in Dallas, Texas, The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastics piping industry. PPI members share a common interest in broadening awareness and creating opportunities that expand market share and extend the use of plastics pipe in all its many applications. As an association, PPI focuses ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Trouble Shooting for Trenchless Liner Installation During Sewer Line Rehabilitation

    ABSTRACTLining is being used by the utility industry as a cost effective solution to rehabilitate utility lines. Many types of liners, such as, cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), fold and form PVC, deformed & reformed HDPE, etc., are being used to restore structural integrity of deteriorated pipes and to reduce inflow/infiltration. Most of the lining installation is carried out without any problem, ...

  • New York City Chooses Ductile Iron Pipe For First Pipe Bursting Project

    When the City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) determines a pipeline needs to be installed, any private utility using the City’s right-of-way, e.g. ConEd, Cable Vision, Key Span and Verizon, is responsible for the cost of relocating and supporting, if possible, any conflicting lines prior to or during construction. This cost can be extremely high since utility corridors are ...

  • 5 Pieces of equipment needed for the pipe bursting process

    Sewer pipe bursting looks a little bit like magic if you compare it to the traditional methods of sewer replacement. With the use of underground construction equipment, including directional boring equipment, sewer technicians are able to pull a new pipe through the old pipe without digging a hole into the top surface of the ground. The sewer pipe bursting method is the perfect pipe replacement ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Installation of Large Diameter Buried Pipes

    The ProblemThere is an ongoing need to provide designers, specifiers, engineers, consultants and students an overview and general understanding on the proper installation and rehabilitation of buried municipal and industrial pipelines to provide a long-lasting wastewater and potable water infrastructure that will serve future generations. Goals and ObjectiveMost buried ...

  • Tunneling Under Austin, Protecting the Environment, and Preserving the Peace

    ABSTRACTFor over a decade, an existing 42-inch wastewater interceptor has plagued the Austin Water Utility (Utility) with higher than usual maintenance demands. Located in the Walnut Creek flow line, this interceptor is partially exposed with manholes rising several feet above the creek bed due to years of erosion. The interceptor suffers from external erosion and is victim to debris floating ...

  • London Region Develops “Intelligent” Infrastructure for the HELP Clean Water Project

    For progressive municipalities, forward thinking about infrastructure can pay huge dividends down the road. In London region, the HELP Clean Water Funding Initiative (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) was started to create sustainable water supply for a major population hub in Ontario. The project has been 11 years in the making, with ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Milford Haven Gas Pipeline

    Huckbody Environmental provided the Environmental Manager to the Client, National Grid for the Milford Haven Gas Pipelines Project, from 2006 to 2008. The role involved site based supervision of all Contractors for 220km of 48 inch/1220mm gas pipeline; document approvals; Government Agency, National Park & NGO liaison; HSE site inspections and audits; contract compliance/assurance to ISO ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Backreaming through rock — with AXIS Guided Boring System

    Taking on a challenge is nothing out of the ordinary for the experienced trenchless installation experts at Midwest Mole. Since its founding in 1982, the Indianapolis-based contactor has earned a reputation for installation innovation; overcoming obstacles and defying the odds. So, these trenchless pros didn’t hesitate to take on another challenge despite the recognition that they would ...


    By Vermeer

  • Crawler Size: The Right Investment for the Right Pipeline Inspection Application

    As with any maturing technology, the inspection crawler market has evolved from a handful of basic models to a vast array of configurations, each uniquely adapted for nearly any pipeline inspection application.For buyers, this can also be a double-edged sword since finding the right crawler among the myriad of choices can require research, forethought, and inevitably some compromise. So, here are ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Case study - Germany/Albstadt: How telemetry cuts the cost of leak detection significantly

    Introduction Albstadt is a town located in southwest Germany, about 80km south of Stuttgart. Albstadtwerke are the utility network distribution provider in this region supplying potable water, natural gas and electricity.  In addition to managing and maintaining the local distribution assets in Albstadt, Albstadtwerke operate and maintain two more potable water distribution ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Macomb county emergency repair case study

    Sinkhole Repaired in Michigan Township Clinton Township, like most communities, can provide us with case studies in evolving infrastructure needs. On July 22, 1782, more than a year before the American Revolutionary War ended, the first settlement was founded on the site of present-day Clinton Township, Mich., near the Clinton River. The lower bluff, which is close to the river, ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

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