Pipe Bursting Articles

  • 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.

  • What Are The Benefits of Commercial Pipe Bursting?

    Repairs become more difficult when commercial aspects are involved. Aside from being disruptive for businesses and time consuming, they can also pose some safety and health hazards for the employees and customers. Trenchless technology has introduced a no-dig solution that can turn a potential sewage or drain problem into one that’s relatively seamless and quick. ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Residential Sewer and Drain Pipe Line Repairing by Pipe Bursting Method

    One responsibility a homeowner must accomplish is the regular maintenance and repairs around the house. The scale goes up according to how pressing the problem is. Decisive action must be done for emergency situations, especially when it comes to sewer line emergencies. As soon as you notice the pipes leaking or backing up, you’ll need to immediately have it inspected and repaired. If not, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • 5 Considerations for Choosing Pipe Bursting

    Homeowners who encounter sewer, drain, and water line problems often dread repairs not just because of the expense, but the major disruptions that they expect. Excavation, torn up lawns, and days of going without water are associated with traditional methods of repair. Fortunately, technology has made it possible to assess and fix pipes with minimal disruption by using a technique called pipe ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • How having the Right Pipe Bursting Equipment Can Boost Trenchless Repair Service Providers

    A Trenchless Repair for sewer pipes has been trending in parts of the country. It allows for pipes to be fixed or replaced without trenches being dug into the yard or landscape. It also allows the problem to be fixed without the mess of digging up existing structures such as; porches, driveways, sidewalks, and much more. It is important for business’s who advertise the Trenchless Repair to ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • 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.

  • Optimal meter placement for pipe burst detection in water distribution systems

    Pipe bursts in water distribution systems (WDS) must be rapidly detected to minimize the loss of system functionality and recovery time. Pipe burst is the most common failure in WDS. It results in water loss out of the system, increased head losses, and low pressure at the customers' taps. Therefore, effective and efficient detection of pipe bursts can improve system resilience. To this end, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New Project Sample - Case Study

    In-house pipe bursting provides a cost-effective solution for I & I reduction Challenge Replace 200 miles of aging sewer pipe at 5 miles/year over 40 years with predictable costs and reliable ROI, to get rid of I/I spikes in one of the wettest climates on America’s West Coast. Solution We help this ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Ross Valley Sanitation - Case Study

    In-house pipe bursting provides a cost-effective solution for I & I reduction Challenge Replace 200 miles of aging sewer pipe at 5 miles/year over 40 years with predictable costs and reliable ROI, to get rid of I/I spikes in one of the wettest climates on America’s West Coast. Solution We help this ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory - Case Study

    Sweet Rewards: new composite cutting blade and hydraulic ram enable us to overcome accessibility challenges Challenge Replace corroded cast iron pipes without disrupting a factory’s production line. Solution Our consultant Ben Patterson found water standing under the plant’s cleanout grilles. A ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Shaw Pipeline - Case Study

    OEM mods allow upsize of 40-foot stretch of sewer pipe beneath busy downtown intersection Challenge Upsize 40 critical feet of 8-inch clay sewer main to 14-inch HDPE beneath a busy downtown intersection, without resorting to excavation. Solution We significantly modified our M100 puller to fit inside a ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Sewer Line Upsize in Perris, CA - Case Study

    Innovative pipebursting approach successfully upsizes old trunk sewer line to serve a new Southern California subdivision Challenge Burst a 350-foot-long trunk line, replacing 10-inch clay pipe with 14-inch SDR-17 polyethylene pipe. Solution We helped Young Homes close escrow on the 95 homes in its Perris, CA ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Estimating burst probability of water pipelines with a competing hazard model

    Because pipeline systems represent more than 80% of the total asset value of water-distribution systems, their management is an important issue for water utilities. A pipeline deteriorates over time after installation and, along with the deterioration, pipe bursts can occur as various types, and the choice of a maintenance and repair strategy will depend on the burst types. It is therefore ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Squaw Valley Mutual Water Company - Case Study

    Something Old, Something New: New twist on trenchless shows promise for California water company’s ability to avoid costly permitting process Challenge Burst and remove 3,000 feet of galvanized steel transmission line without damaging the new replacement pipe being installed in the same pull. Solution We custom ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Improving the rapidity of responses to pipe burst in water distribution systems: a comparison of statistical process control methods

    A pipe burst is a major water distribution system failure. Water escapes the network through the break increasing the total flow entering the network. These higher flows, in turn, increase the head losses in pipes and result in lower water pressures at customer taps. This study focuses on burst detection by seeking to identify anomalies in net system demand, pipe flow rates, and nodal pressure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of historic bursts and burst detection in water supply areas of different size

    Pipe bursts in water distribution networks lead to water losses and a risk of damaging the urban environment. We studied hydraulic data and customer contact records of 44 real bursts for a better understanding of the phenomena. We found that most bursts were reported to the water company shortly after the beginning, and the negative consequences of the bursts were limited. However, smaller ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pressure management saves indonesian city 75% in nrw, improves pipe breakage by 300%, and reduces power consumption by 33% case study

    Their Challenge  To address high leakage rates, daily pipe bursts and insufficient water levels caused by aging infrastructure. High leakage rates Daily pipe bursts Low reservoir levels due to leakage and pipe bursts Lack of water supply 30% of city's population deprived of water suppl ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Heuristic burst detection method using flow and pressure measurements

    Pipe bursts in a drinking water distribution system lead to water losses, interruption of supply, and damage to streets and houses due to the uncontrolled water flow. To minimize the negative consequences of pipe bursts, an early detection is necessary. This paper describes a heuristic burst detection method, which continuously compares measured and expected values of water demands and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study on relationships between climate-related covariates and pipe bursts using evolutionary-based modelling

    Researchers extensively studied external loads since they are widely recognized as significant contributors to water pipe failures. Physical phenomena that affect pipe bursts, such as pipe-environment interactions, are very complex and only partially understood. This paper analyses the possible link between pipe bursts and climate-related factors. Many water utilities observed consistent ...


    By IWA Publishing

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