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What Is Trenchless Technology? What Is Trenchless Technology? What Is Trenchless Technology? What Is Trenchless Technology?


Trenchless technology is all about fixing and constructing underground structures without the use of surface level trenches. Learn how this...

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Directional boring is a trenchless way to put drains and pipe into the ground that uses a directional bore between two access pits (one at...

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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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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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Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) began in the oil and gas industry and is new in the construction industry. It was first introduced...

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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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Borehole expansion may prove necessary overtime. Newer technologies, allow workers to expand the existing casings and avoid traditional...

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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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Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique that allows an operator to bore small diameter holes over great distances. The new...

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The Elon Musk tunnel boring machine (TBM) is surprisingly a used one he named Godot, which is 14-feet in diameter and about 400-feet long....

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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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Analyzing the ground conditions is only a small part of successfully boring a tunnel. Using engineering skills as well as preparing the...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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Uncased boring is similar to the cased method. However, instead of having a casing pushed into the hold made by the auger, there is nothing...

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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Though trenchless construction eliminates excavation, the site selected for beginning the project should be where minimum disruption to...