Pipe Bursting

PPI Publishes MAB Guidelines for Pipe Bursting with HDPE Pipe

A new step-by-step instruction document for the pipe bursting installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PE 4710 pipe has been published by the Municipal Advisory Board, an independent, non-commercial adviser to the Municipal & Industrial Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). MAB Guidelines for PE 4710 Pipe Bursting of Potable Water Mains (MAB-5-2019) is available free of charge via the Publications section of plasticpipe.org.

Gas Explosion Hits Office, Shopping Complex

A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said.

Municipal Advisory Board Publishes HDPE Pipebursting Guidelines

The Municipal Advisory Board (MAB) announced that it has approved and published new step-by-step instructions for the pipebursting installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PE 4710 pipe.

Anchorage Utility Will Drain City Lake to Repair Sewer Pipe

An Anchorage utility is draining a city lake to repair a sewer line.

Pipe Bursting Solution from Inside Park

In California’s San Francisco Bay Area, the Ross Valley Sanitary District faced several challenges on a project to rehabilitate or replace aging sanitary sewer infrastructure.

HammerHead

hammerheadtrehcnless.com The new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 completes HammerHead’s line of next-generation cable winches designed for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use in pipe-bursting, slip-lining and pipe-slitting applications. Radio remote-control provides operators maxi..

QuickConnect

QuickConnect, LLC introduced a new line of universal pull heads, pull collars and multi-pipe pullers that make life easier and more efficient for trenchless operators. The products are available for both purchase and distribution. The universal pullhead eliminates the need for multiple pullheads an..

Pipe Slitting Brings Cost, Time, Life-Saving Benefits To Airport

Pilots shout out “clear” to warn anyone they might not be able to see around their plane and to stay away from the propeller. While some pilots starting up their planes at Frasca Field, a privately owned, public-use airport located at the northern edge of Urbana, IL, might have seen men and equipmen..

New Cutterhead Configuration For TT Technologies Grundoburst

TT Technologies recently introduced a new cutterhead configuration for its Grundoburst static pipe bursting system consisting of three specially designed bladed, roller cutterheads in succession. This allows contractors to burst/split large-diameter steel and ductile iron pipes when used with larger..

Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Gives Historical Community New Water

About a 30-minute drive northwest of bustling Detroit lies Bloomfield Village, a distinctively beautiful, nonpolitical entity within Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, MI. Although in size Bloomfield Village covers only about one square mile, its tree-lined streets, lanes and cul-de-sacs provide..

HammerHead’s Gas Line Slitting Technology An Industry Innovation

HammerHead Same Path Gas Line Slitting Technology is a tooling system for replacing natural gas distribution pipe that cannot be replaced by traditional bursting methods. The tooling is designed for use with HammerHead’s line of cable winches. HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Work..

Trenchless Technology Comes To Barbados

Two methods of trenchless construction are being employed in a project to improve the water infrastructure on the island nation of Barbados. Using trenchless methods on this segment of the project allows aging water mains to be replaced while greatly limiting the amount of excavation needed to bury ..

Developing A Bursting Plan

Advice From Another Successful Pipe Bursting Program Leads To Water Main Replacement Project The city of Monroe, NC, is located approximately 25 miles southeast of the state’s largest city, Charlotte. Currently, the city of 34,000 people has approximately 1.6 million feet of water mains ranging in..

When a Town Had Enough of its Brown Water

What would you do if your drinking water was discolored and your water system was more than 100 years old? That is the question residents in the Town of Scituate, MA, were faced with when they voted in favor of a $22 million water pipe replacement project in November 2013. Today, work continues on t..

Rehabilitation New Products

Hibbard Inshore In the water and sewer industry, the aim at Hibbard Inshore is to provide their clients with solutions in areas where the local sewer camera companies may face constraints. They do this by offering a variety of solutions to address inspections in all of the conditions seen in the wa..

Trenchless Pipe Replacement

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment HammerHead pneumatic pipe-bursting systems are being used by underground contractors around the world as an effective method to replace failing, outdated or under sized sewer, water and gas lines. Pipe bursting follows the path of the existing utilities, reducing uti..

Summary, Application Of Regulations For Pipe Bursting Asbestos Cement Pipe

by Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series regarding the rehabilitation of asbestos cement pipe. Part one was published in the September issue of Underground Construction. The city of Casselberry is a medium, size town in suburban Orla..

Regulations Governing Handling Of Asbestos Cement Pipe

by Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a two-part series regarding the rehabilitation of asbestos cement pipe. Part two will be published in the October issue of Underground Construction. Much of the water and wastewater industry’s pipe networks are ne..

Rehab Products

REHAB PRODUCTS: TT Technologies, ID-TEC TT Technologies TT Technologies’ new winch boom is specially designed to aid in reversible pipe bursting operations. The new boom provides extra clearance in the manhole or exit pit to allow for the easy removal of the pipe bursting expander during reversibl..