Testing Methods


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Learn what it takes to conduct stress measurement in rock mass and choose which test to use for your trenchless project.

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What a geotechnical engineer does, what it takes to become one and everything else you need to know about this dynamic role.

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A faulty gas line is nothing to mess with. When gas appliances are not putting off the same amount of heat or flame as they once did, it...

The Directional Core Drilling Method: It's Importance to Geotechnical Investigations The Directional Core Drilling Method: It's Importance to Geotechnical Investigations The Directional Core Drilling Method: It's Importance to Geotechnical Investigations The Directional Core Drilling Method: It's Importance to Geotechnical Investigations


Learn how directional core drilling helps geotechnical engineers effectively undertake trenchless projects with a good understanding of the...

Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It?


Although frac-out’s happen quite commonly during an HDD project, these 7 tips can help you prevent it from occurring right from the...

Understanding the Importance of Wellbore Stability Understanding the Importance of Wellbore Stability Understanding the Importance of Wellbore Stability Understanding the Importance of Wellbore Stability


A stable wellbore is essential to the oil and gas industry. To adequately calculate the wellbore stability, planners must take into account...

3 Essential Tips for Pressure Testing Your Ground Heat Exchanger System 3 Essential Tips for Pressure Testing Your Ground Heat Exchanger System 3 Essential Tips for Pressure Testing Your Ground Heat Exchanger System 3 Essential Tips for Pressure Testing Your Ground Heat Exchanger System


A successful ground heat exchanger pressure test uses water not air to pressurize the line.

Testing In-Situ Stress: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters Testing In-Situ Stress: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters Testing In-Situ Stress: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters Testing In-Situ Stress: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters


Understanding the magnitude and nature of in-situ stresses is essential to help determine soil behavior and characteristics at the site...

Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation Understanding Key Laboratory Testing Methods for Site Investigation


Soil investigation, both intrusive and laboratory testing, can be a life-saver in terms of cost and time. These tests help the contractor...

How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology How These Top Geotechnical Investigation Trends Are Shaping the Future of Trenchless Technology


As technology advances, geotechnical investigation methods are becoming more advanced and more effective. Here are 5 trends in geotechnical...

The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals The Importance of Continuing Education for Trenchless Professionals


Continuing education is a necessary part of keeping abreast of all the new technologies and procedures affecting the trenchless industry....

3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late 3 Effective Ways to Detect Hoop Stress in a Pipe’s Wall Before It’s Too Late


Trenchless maintenance methods can be carried out in place at much lower cost and with much less impact on surrounding neighborhoods and...

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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Standards for materials used in trenchless technology are set by ASTM International, a group devoted to ensuring various technical elements...