Phil Kendon

Phil Kendon has an undergraduate degree in engineering along with a masters in vocational practice. He has ten years of manufacturing experience in the oil and gas sector along with ten years of experience with non profits. Phil lives on the idyllic paradise island of Mauritius with his wife, Leigh, and 3 children, Timothy, Hannah and Luke. Here he pursues his work with non profits as well as his passion for writing.
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Trenchless Lateral Rehabilitation offers viable solutions to the unique challenges posed by the repair and rehabilitation of lateral sewer...

A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools


Both gyro and magnetic systems offer benefits for HDD operators, but the tracking ability of magnetic sensors makes them the most accurate...

Bypass Pumping: Its Importance to a Successful Operation Bypass Pumping: Its Importance to a Successful Operation Bypass Pumping: Its Importance to a Successful Operation Bypass Pumping: Its Importance to a Successful Operation


For trenchless pipeline rehabilitation to be executed safely and effectively, the pipeline must be taken out of service for the duration of...

Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids


Learn why the right gel strength balance must be struck for the specific soil conditions in order to prevent costly repairs and downtime...

Bottom Hole Treatment Pressure: What It Means to Your Fracking Project Bottom Hole Treatment Pressure: What It Means to Your Fracking Project Bottom Hole Treatment Pressure: What It Means to Your Fracking Project Bottom Hole Treatment Pressure: What It Means to Your Fracking Project


Bottom hole treating pressure, measured in the horizontal section of the well or at the bottom hole, must be sufficient enough to fracture...

Understanding Different Mechanical Wave Measurement Techniques and Why They're Studied Understanding Different Mechanical Wave Measurement Techniques and Why They're Studied Understanding Different Mechanical Wave Measurement Techniques and Why They're Studied Understanding Different Mechanical Wave Measurement Techniques and Why They're Studied


Mechanical waves are a non-destructive technique for gaining information about the underground conditions. Using carefully placed seismic...

The Gas Lift Method Explained: 10 Things You Didn't Know But Should The Gas Lift Method Explained: 10 Things You Didn't Know But Should The Gas Lift Method Explained: 10 Things You Didn't Know But Should The Gas Lift Method Explained: 10 Things You Didn't Know But Should


The gas lift is a method that has been proven over many years of use and is widely accepted in the industry, plus it was developed in order...

How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology


As technology advances, geotechnical investigation methods are becoming more advanced and more effective. Here are 5 trends in geotechnical...

Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions


Sizing a slurry pump correctly is a critical part of the pump selection process. This ensures that it will operate within its design...

5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects


Learn what new strategies are being developed to improve the carbon emission performance in the construction industry.

Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Comparing Pilot-Tube Method Vs. Hand Tunneling


When comparing greenhouse gas emissions between pilot tube and hand tunneling trenchless methods, which method is most efficient for our...

Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects


The choice of piping material often comes down to the lowest life cycle costs. But, this can vary depending on the trenchless method, the...

3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late


Trenchless maintenance methods can be carried out in place at much lower cost and with much less impact on surrounding neighborhoods and...

The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know


Trenchless tunneling methods have literally changed the shape of laying and maintaining underground piping and utilities over the last 50...

Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities


Using trenchless construction for planned communities allows contractors to plan the infrastructure like sewer, water, gas and telecom...

Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling


Soil pressure is a measure of the tendency of the soil at the face of the excavation to collapse. It differs depending on the type of soil...

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?


Trenchless construction methods like HDD have become popular due to the low impact it imposes on buildings and commuters, installing, as...

Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects


Grouting is one of the original trenchless rehabilitation methods and has been in use for over 50 years. Through this method, sewers are...

The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use?


A geotechnical investigation is mostly done in an effort to identify the soils and ground conditions contractors will be working with. For...

Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring


We've provided an explanation of the technology of jet-grouting and how it can be applied to complex shoring and define complex shoring...

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The simplest form of jet grouting consists of two nozzles diametrically opposite from each other just above the drilling tool. High...

Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects


Different shoring options are available for trenchless construction projects including soldier pile and lagging, anchoring, soil nailing...

Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring?


Steel temporary trenchless shoring solutions like sheet piling are quick and cheap to install. However, if hard rock is encountered in the...

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The simplest, but least reliable method for locating an underground pipe or cable is called passive location. A receiver is used to search...

Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions


Depending on the soil structure, a geological investigation provides information on which drill bits should be used for drilling in soft,...

Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It


Horizontal auger boring uses a combination of jacking to push pipe casings into the soil and an auger to remove the spoil from the inside...

Pipe Ramming: 5 Methods Used in Horizontal Directional Drilling Pipe Ramming: 5 Methods Used in Horizontal Directional Drilling Pipe Ramming: 5 Methods Used in Horizontal Directional Drilling Pipe Ramming: 5 Methods Used in Horizontal Directional Drilling


Pipe ramming techniques for use during horizontal directional drilling include pullback assist and bore salvage, ending the need for...

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The oil and gas industry is a significant customer of piping construction and repair contractors, and the availability of HDD trenchless...

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