Machinery

If you want to employ trenchless techniques, that means you need to use the right machinery! Learn all about the machinery of trenchless tech, from drill rigs down to their bits.



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Why is mud recycling an important part of an HDD project? The major benefits are keeping costs down in a variety of ways and reducing...

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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...

Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions Right Drill Bit for Ground Conditions


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

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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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All pumps are not created equal. The right pumping equipment can reduce dewatering time, ensure pump longevity, and minimize construction...

A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools


Both gyro and magnetic systems offer benefits for HDD operators, but the tracking ability of magnetic sensors makes them the most accurate...

5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects 5 Ways to Mitigate Emission Impact from Trenchless Construction Projects


Learn what new strategies are being developed to improve the carbon emission performance in the construction industry.

The Equipment Behind Wastewater Management in Trenchless Technology The Equipment Behind Wastewater Management in Trenchless Technology The Equipment Behind Wastewater Management in Trenchless Technology The Equipment Behind Wastewater Management in Trenchless Technology


Trenchless technology equipment plays an essential role in the maintenance of wastewater management systems. Understanding the different...

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...

5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station 5 Reasons Why Fracture Mechanics is a Must for Every Drill Station


The mechanics of determining crack propagation is known as fracture mechanics. Using these skills at a drilling station can help mitigate...

Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe Extending the Life of Your Trenchless Drill Pipe


Your trenchless drill pipe is probably the most overworked part of your rig; it's abused, over-torqued and often bent in unintended ways....

The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells The Essentials to Drilling and Boring Wells


Drilling a well requires planning. You need to know where the well goes and if it will be enough to provide for your needs. Once location...

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

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The efficient modern tunnel boring machine (TBM) that smoothly slices through clay, rock and shale is a result of many failed attempts at...

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...