Pipe Bursting Articles

  • Rail Lines-BNSF-El Dorado Rail Road Crossing Project Case Study

    Installing two large diameter casings under the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad for the expansion of a golf course. Safety was a major concern since the track was traveled by up to 120 trains each day. In addition, the expansion would also be adding more hike and bike trails in the area, so the safety of pedestrians eliminated the option of an above ground crossing. The Solution ...

  • Surge anticipator eliminates pipe breakage in central Saanich - Case Study

    Their Challenge Central Saanich District has a medium-sized, widely dispersed sewage collection system that sends sewage for treatment to the regional wastewater treatment plant. One of its facilities pumps sewage through a 12” (300 mm) asbestos cement forcemain to a sewer siphon several kilometers away. Due to aging infrastructure and surges from pumps stopping and power failures, ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • 1 - 20% Decrease in Hagihon`s NRW & Continuous Decline in Pipe Bursts Case Study

    Results from a recent study by HaGihon indicate a substantial improvement in NRW (Non-Revenue-Water) in the DMAs in which Aquarius Spectrum’s system was installed and continuously operated during a period of two years (2014-2015). NRW was reduced in those neighborhoods by 20%, mainly due to locating and fixing hidden leaks and repairing malfunctioning equipment located by Aquarius. In ...


    By Aquarius Spectrum

  • What are the most common pipeline problems that can be fixed with pipe bursting equipment?

    Plumbing problems are among the most dreaded aspects of property ownership and for good reason– they are time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, trenchless pipe repair has taken the market by storm in recent years, making pipe repair easier, faster, and cleaner than ever. Pipe bursting is used to remediate a wide range of plumbing issues and TRIC Tools is a proud supplier of the equipment ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Environmental impact of cured-in-place pipe renewal on an asbestos cement water main

    According to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) estimation, asbestos cement (AC) pipe accounts for approximately 15% of the total length of pipe networks for water distribution systems in North America; and just as other pipe materials, the AC mains are deteriorating and are in need of attention/renewal. However, there are concerns surrounding the environmental impact of AC pipe ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kansas Facility Finds Fast, Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    The Hutchinson (Kansas) Water Plant gets its water from 20 wells. The water is pumped out of the wells and into a reverse osmosis water treatment center to purify and ensure safe drinking water. At that point, a portion of the water is taken off from the main line, run through the reverse osmosis system and then mixed back ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Fire Fighting Training Unit - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Indian Navy The Brief: Provide realistic LPG fire fighting training unit for naval personnel Location of Installation: INS Shivaji, Lonavala, India Products supplied: 2 off Fire ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • Pipe Ramming Texas Style: Pumpco, Inc. Defeats Tough Soils in the Lone Star State

    With several large natural gas transmission pipeline projects underway, industry leading pipeline construction contractor Pumpco, Inc., Giddings, TX, has been busy installing gas pipeline throughout the United States.  The multi-facetted pipe contractor is well versed in a wide range of pipeline installation methods.  On a recent section of pipe in Southern Texas, near Big Bend State ...


    By TT Technologies, Inc

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Reasons to Choose Best Trenchless Pipe Bursting Repairing Equipment in Alameda, CA

    Keeping a home, nice, safe and clean may not be as simple as some homeowners may think. Even though the maintenance of the home is usually each family members responsibility and everyone can pitch in from time to time, there are times when the safety and cleanliness can be compromised by problems beyond their control. One of the more notable involves keeping the plumbing system in the home from ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • How bursting head technology is useful in sewer pipe replacement?

    If you are worried that replacing a sewer pipe is going to be a nightmare, let me put your mind at ease. Gone are the days when replacing a sewer pipe meant tearing up your home or the whole front yard. With the latest technology in trenchless sewer replacement, you can get your sewer pipe replaced without any major construction work. The technology that is used today is called ‘ ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Important Steps Of Trenchless Pipe Bursting In Alameda?

    Homeowners should ask themselves whether or not they know about the important steps of trenchless pipe bursting in Alameda? Pipe bursting is one of the two primary methods of trenchless sewer line repair that people are going to use. Pipe lining is the other primary method, and pipe lining is a popular one as well. However, many professional plumbers are going to use pipe bursting, particularly ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Commercial Pipe Bursting?

    When there is a piping system that is needing to be repaired or fixed, it is always a hassle for you to have to deal with, as a homeowner, because there is so much damage that is done to your property. This has lead many homeowners to put off needing repairs done, specifically because they do not want to deal with the property damage and destruction around their home. However, with a newer ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes

    A “how-to” guide on preventing and thawing frozen pipes. As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, it’s important to be informed of the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes. When temperatures are below freezing, pipes in unheated areas are subject to freezing causing messy, and often expensive issues. Just one burst pipe running at 4-8 ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Leak-before-break in cast iron mains: a failure analysis of a catastrophic pipe burst on Harris Street, Sydney

    This article analyses the failure of a 500 mm-diameter cast iron (CI) water pipe that catastrophically fractured in Sydney in 2013. According to metallurgical analysis and finite element simulation, a longitudinal pre-existing crack initiated from the adjacent bell-joint and eventually propagated to a critical length in the pipe barrel over a certain period. There was evidence of leakage prior ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • When to Rent or Buy Tric Plumbing Equipment

    Without any doubt, Tric plumbing equipment is a new era in tric tools. So, what do the letters Tric stand for? They are used to mention trenchless plumbing equipment specially invented for the pipe bursting process that gave birth to the today trenchless home sewer replacement industry. Where should I rent or buy Tric plumbing equipment? Today, autonomous sewer ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Now, the good news: There are several measures you can take now to avoid future pipe catastrophes, locate and eliminate potential break risks and prevent expensive emergency repairs. This easy-to-follow guide offers helpful tips for engineers and water professionals looking to reduce the risk of pipe breaks, save valuable ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • 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.

  • Reasons to choose Trenchless Pipe Bursting Repairing Equipment

    Trenchless technology has altered the industry, revolutionizing sewer pipe repair and gaining the favor of many property owners today. No digging, no re-landscaping, no use of chemicals- the trenchless strategy is far better than the traditional approach. In the developing business sector, pipe repair companies need the most effective equipment to stay competitive. The ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Freezing Temperatures Could Place Commercial Properties in Hot Water

    With another frigid winter on the way, frozen cooling tower valves and pipe leaks are likely to wreak havoc on commercial property water usage. “As temperatures dropped below zero last year, we began receiving dozens of calls from property managers about their cooling tower’s solenoid valve freezing in the fill position and water continuously flowing out,” states David ...


    By WaterSignal

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