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REM Directional successfully installed three underground pipelines using the Direct Pipe method for the first time in the United States. The systems was used on a Florida horizontal directional drilling project that installed a natural gas pipeline under a highway.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Pipeline Renewal Technologies is introducing an innovative method for monitoring cure temperature of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liner installations.

Proactive safety -- that is Columbus, OH-based McDaniel’s Construction Corp.’s standard operating procedure whenever they have personnel working in a deep trench or pit. Such was the case when McDaniel’s recently installed 1,300 linear feet of conduit casing for electrical, communications and other utilities at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) in Columbus, OH.

By NASSCO member Ed Kampbell, PE, Jason Consultants

There are four key elements to having a really good Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) installation:
1. Proper saturation of the tube;
2. Proper inflation of the resin saturated tube in the host pipe;
3. A full and thorough curing of the resin system used; and
4. A proper cool-down of the CIPP.

by Matt Timberlake President, Ted Berry, Trenchless Technologies Team LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee and Andy Meyer, President, Murphy Pipeline Contractors Inc., International Pipe Bursting Association

Pipe bursting is a proven method for replacing underground pipelines and is the only method of pipeline rehabilitation and replacement other than open cut-excavation that can increase the size of an existing utility without trenching.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has established a schedule for filing motions by both parties in the styrene industry’s legal challenge to the federal government’s designation of styrene as a possible cause of cancer.

Gerhard “Gerry” P. Muenchmeyer, P.E., NASSCO Technical Director

Manholes consist of multiple components and are made of different materials, each serving a different purpose but contributing to the complete manhole structure. Each component typically has its own set of defects and deterioration mechanisms.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A new jetter pipe cleaning video will be available for distribution this fall.

Produced by NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) and industry partners, the video contains information about jetting equipment and tools and how they are used to safely and successfully clean pipes, said Sheila Joy, chairperson of the NASSCO committee responsible for developing the video.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In November, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University will mark the 20th anniversary of its official establishment. Center staff members will celebrate the date quietly, going about their business -- no special events are planned.

Kirk Lewis knows a thing or two about horizontal auger boring. Lewis, vice president and co-founder of L&L Utilities, based in East Dublin, GA, was first exposed to this century-old trenchless installation method at a young age while working with his father at their family-owned contracting business.

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