Innovations for a Better Environment
TT-UK attended the Highways & Utilities Innovations Day held at Longbridge, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, on Feb. 10. The event, organized in partnership with West Midlands HAUC, Severn Trent Water and Enterprise, ensured that the day was packed full of live demonstrations in a practical hands-on working environment. Due to popular demand, the organizers requested that TT-UK carry out live demonstrations of its Grundomat Impact Moling Trenchless pipe and cable laying equipment.
Eye witnesses to the demonstrations were guests from the U.K. Department for Transport, including Patricia Hayes, Director of Policy, as well as a cross-section of visitors from local authorities and agencies.
The Grundomats were accurately operated by TT-UK training manager Lloyd Richards, while a running commentary on Grundomat’s trenchless applications was given by TT customer services manager Jim Albarella. The assembled group showed their appreciation for the accuracy and speed as the impact mole moved from a pre-excavated launch to exit pit.
TT-UK’s mobile exhibition bus was also on view, displaying not only the Grundomat range, but also the Grundoburst on-line pipe replacement system using the advanced Quicklock rod technology available in models from the manhole launched Grundoburst 400S (45 tonnes) up to the massive Grundoburst 2500G (250 tonnes) for the replacement and upsizing of sewer mains and pipes up to 1,000 mm.
TT-UK would like to thank the organizers and visitors for their support and encouragement in the practical demonstrations on a particularly freezing-cold day.