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Understanding the Differences Between Pigging and Robotic Pipe Inspection Methods Understanding the Differences Between Pigging and Robotic Pipe Inspection Methods Understanding the Differences Between Pigging and Robotic Pipe Inspection Methods Understanding the Differences Between Pigging and Robotic Pipe Inspection Methods


Pigging and robotic inspection have become important parts of trenchless operations, but before deciding, you need to make cost estimates...

Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019 Trenchless Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019


We went to NASTT’s No-Dig Show 2019 to seek out trenchless engineers and underground infrastructure professionals to find out what new...

Why a Detailed Geotechnical Report Means Success for Your Trenchless Project Why a Detailed Geotechnical Report Means Success for Your Trenchless Project Why a Detailed Geotechnical Report Means Success for Your Trenchless Project Why a Detailed Geotechnical Report Means Success for Your Trenchless Project


A comprehensive geotechnical report is an all-important first step in the planning process to ensure that your trenchless project runs...

Why Reinforced Concrete Pipe Is Ideal for Pipe Jacking Why Reinforced Concrete Pipe Is Ideal for Pipe Jacking Why Reinforced Concrete Pipe Is Ideal for Pipe Jacking Why Reinforced Concrete Pipe Is Ideal for Pipe Jacking


The long service life of reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), its strength and durability, has made it an economical choice for contractors and...

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...

Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method Butt Fusion & Polyethylene Pipe: How to Effectively Use This Trenchless Method


Polyethylene pipes are virtually impervious to attack by moisture, water and soil, and are non-conductors of electricity. These are some of...

Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality Why Trenchless Technology Improves Asset Management in Your Municipality


Asset management helps evaluate issues and take appropriate action before a failure can occur. Regular assessment and maintenance is a good...

How to Tell If Your Home Has Lead Pipes and How to Replace Them How to Tell If Your Home Has Lead Pipes and How to Replace Them How to Tell If Your Home Has Lead Pipes and How to Replace Them How to Tell If Your Home Has Lead Pipes and How to Replace Them


Prior to the late 1970s, lead was common in water transportation pipes. While newer construction no longer employs this material, older...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing A Comprehensive Guide to Fracture Mechanics and Material Safety Testing


Since the 1950’s, fracture mechanics gained traction and has been proven to be an excellent resource in understanding the the formation and...

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Bentonite in drilling mud is used to both assist the drilling and boring process, as well as condition the ground depending on the soil...

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Cast iron and galvanized steel are prone to corrosion and channeling, lead and asbestos have serious health hazards. While PVC, HDPE and...

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Popular in the 1930s and 40s, asbestos cement pipes were used for water and sewage lines. Degradation of those lines allowed asbestos to...

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Shotcrete is a mix of cement and sand blown through an airstream. He designed a technique where he could spray the plaster into the...

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Variations in soil and rock affect choices in design path, bit and bottom hole assembly, and machinery and mud selection. Soil is also...

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Galvanized steel pipes are made by dipping steel pipes into molten zinc. This coating helps prevent the pipe from corroding, however;...

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When the bottom of a pipe erodes in a process known as channeling, it becomes problematic for a homeowner. However, the use of trenchless...

Easement and Contract: The Legalities of Trenchless Projects Easement and Contract: The Legalities of Trenchless Projects Easement and Contract: The Legalities of Trenchless Projects Easement and Contract: The Legalities of Trenchless Projects


The most challenging part in the planning phase is land easement acquisition. Thanks to trenchless technology, land owners are more...

Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment Proper Maintenance for Drill Rig Equipment


Each of the components of a drill rig must be considered individually in order to maintain it. Rigs, rods, bits and back reamers, fluid...

Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling Choosing Drill Rods for Trenchless Tunneling


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...