Push Ring Adapter

Definition - What does Push Ring Adapter mean?

A push ring adapter is used to separate the thrust ring from the pipe collar in pipe jacking operations. The purpose is to protect the pipe collar from damage. This safeguard is necessary because of the tremendous force involved in pushing pipe through the ground. Driving pipe is one of the methods of horizontal directional drilling in the trenchless construction industry.

Trenchlesspedia explains Push Ring Adapter

Aside from selecting the right material for the pipe and using the right machinery to advance it through the earth, there are other elements that require attention. The thrust ring covers the end of the pipe in such a way to ensure even distribution of stress along the circumference of the pipe. The pipe collar is a fitting that surrounds the pipe. The push ring adapter serves as a barrier between the two.

The use of thrust, an important force of physics, to install pipe should be done with care. Brute force has its drawbacks. The incredible amount of thrust required in some operations can cause devastating damage. Even in smaller pipe jacking projects, it is still critical to ensure that the jacking equipment does not overwhelm the pipe or its related parts.

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