Horizontal Directional Drilling

This trenchless method of installing pipe and other utilities underground uses a surface launched drilling rig. It causes little impact on the surrounding area and is used in situations when trenching or excavating is impossible or impractical.



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Guided boring machine maintenance requires keeping all fluid levels on the equipment full. Inspecting and washing drilling mud and other...

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Education is an important point for trenchless technology companies, as the industry is still relatively new and growing. A no dig show...

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Borehole integrity is vital to the safety and success of a drilling project. There are several issues that can lead to borehole collapse...

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Deviation is essentially departing from the intended course and ending up somewhere entirely different. Collectively, these types of...

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America's aging underground infrastructure isn't limited to major cities. and trenchless technology can help them. Historic towns, however,...

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Bidding on a city project will require you to provide information on your budget, timeline and your contingency plan. You'll have to give...

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Direct indicators of an unstable borehole include the excess volume of drill cuttings, caving or heaving at the surface, cement required in...

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A quarter of the energy needs of the United States are met by natural gas. Through trenchless technology, it is now possible to lay natural...

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For trenchless projects, managers select one of three main drill rod categories, A-series, D-series, or O-series. A-series rods are made of...

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


Horizontal Directional Drilling or HDD is a process of trenchlessly boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes using drill...

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Drilling deviations come in many forms. The 1st order lineal deviation includes vertical deviation (msVD) and horizontal deviation (msHD)....

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This water needs to be drained effectively to stabilize the soil so that construction work can proceed. If dewatering is not managed well,...

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

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Pilot hole curvature, the reamer size and the viscosity of the drilling fluid all require adequate planning knowledge in horizontal...

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Ground penetrating radar or (GPR) can save you thousands on a trenchless project, however, it cannot be relied upon by itself. Using it to...

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

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Trenchless tunneling utilizes a variety of tunneling methods like microtunneling, Directional Drilling, Auger Boring, Moling, etc....

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The drill bit and its tooling practices have evolved to become a mainstay of modern drilling processes. Without these all-important tools,...

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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...