Challenging ground conditions made this HDD project difficult but not impossible for one HDD contractor.
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As the use of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) continues to increase in popularity in today’s growing underground infrastructure industry, the concern for accidental utility strikes has demanded that very strict safety protocols are implemented and firmly adhered to.
Pump systems play an integral role in the success of any horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project. Charged with circulating drilling fluid — most commonly referred to as mud — throughout the bore path, the mud pump and fluid have several important functions; most notably to facilitate the removal of spoil while helping maintain the integrity of the bore.
The UIM Asset Management Conference was held at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Va., and attracted more than 85 people. As in years past, the meeting was co-located with the Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I) annual Board of Directors meeting, under the direction of Dr. Tom Iseley of IUPUI.
Vision Directional Drilling Devises Innovative Approach for Installing Geothermal System at George Washington Birthplace
George Washington is considered one of the most visionary men in American history. Heralded by presidential historians as the father of our country, the nation’s first president is often remembered as a forward-thinking man, with a passion for progress and a relentless spirit of innovation.
The incredibly wet summer of 2011 will long be remembered for its devastating floods throughout the Midwest.
Most people in North America picture the Caribbean as a place where picturesque islands with beautiful beaches are surrounded by sparkling blue waters. The days are sunny, temperatures warm, and the islands are especially attractive to residents of the northern United States and Canadian provinces during cold winter months.
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The installation of a product pipe using horizontal directional drilling is a process where the drilling machine part of the solution does all the physical work, and the directional guidance is the responsibility of the other part of the solution, the locating system.
Locating underground utilities is becoming more of a challenge as the vast array of lines in the ground continues to increase.
Gabe’s Construction has been in continuous operation since 1942 and over the years has ridden the ups and downs of the natural gas pipeline construction booms.
The project traversed two affluent Fort Worth, Texas, suburbs and ranks among the longest continuous bores in trenchless pipeline history.
Well done, you. Your geologists found natural gas hiding thousands of feet underground. Your legal team negotiated rights of way with landowners.
ICUEE 2011 attracted nearly 16,600 registered attendees to make it the second largest in show history.
It used to be on cross-country fiber projects in which there were miles of plowing and boring, common practice called for contractors to just handle the directional dirt bores.
There are many current methods of installing sewer ongrade including open-cut, microtunneling, auger boring, pipe jacking and vacuum microtunneling, with open-cut being the most commonly used.
The Straight River normally winds lazily throughout southern Minnesota, but in September 2010, southeastern Minnesota, including the community of Faribault, was devastated by torrential rains.
The International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) held its 45th annual convention Sept. 12-16 at the China World Hotel in Beijing. This was the first ever meeting of IPLOCA in China. The turnout was excellent with 630 delegates.
In Vienna, a 1,550-m mixed water sewer is currently being rehabilitated using light-curing GFRP pipe…
Many of today’s trenchless projects are in challenging conditions, but completing a crossing in a war zone adds a new wrinkle to the situation. Rocket strikes and unexploded ordinance buried in the bore path were very real possibilities at the Kilo Culvert, recently completed using a Robbins Motorized Small Boring Unit (SBU-M) on Aug. 16.