Materials


The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation The History of Vitrified Clay Pipe in Trenchless Installation


Vitrified clay pipe (VCP) has been in use since ancient Babylon. The material is abrasion-resistant and acidic erosion and...

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At one point, metal piping materials were the height of plumbing innovations. Then we learned some of the tried and true materials can do...

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

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

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What does a mud engineer do, what is their training and why is it such an important job on trenchless construction sites?

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Water and sewage pipelines can be constructed from various materials. However, ductile iron is widely embraced as the material of choice,...

Corrosion inhibitors for systems with a high content of hydrogen sulphide H2S in the produced fluids Corrosion inhibitors for systems with a high content of hydrogen sulphide H2S in the produced fluids Corrosion inhibitors for systems with a high content of hydrogen sulphide H2S in the produced fluids Corrosion inhibitors for systems with a high content of hydrogen sulphide H2S in the produced fluids


Here we will take a look at how corrosion due to hydrogen sulfide in sewer pipes can be controlled.

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Learn how pipeline pigs are used with in-situ pipe coating to clean and epoxy coat the full length of new and old pipelines.

An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction


Drilling fluid selection and management should start even before bidding on a job, as the quality of drilling mud can be the difference...

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...