Pipe bursting/splitting

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In California, the city of Covina is nearing completion of a citywide improvement program to upgrade and update the city’s underground sewer infrastructure.

Burst and replace water, sewer, gas and other pipes with the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system from TT Technologies.

More than eight years ago, representatives of municipalities and consulting engineers were asking that industry neutral training be made available, particularly applicable to the inspection of pipeline rehabilitation projects.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Those in the lower 48 U.S. states know that winters in Alaska are very cold and that everyday life for the hardy souls who live there is different in many ways.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

As a utility owner, there are many benefits that merit consideration of pipe bursting for your next utility renewal project. However, in today's ever-growing marketplace, there seems to be a never-ending supply of new methods that are touted as the next best thing.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a trenchless replacement method in which an existing pipe is broken either by brittle fracture or by splitting, using an internal, mechanically applied force by a bursting tool. At the same time, a new pipe of the same or larger diameter is pulled in, replacing the existing pipe.

Trenchless pipe replacement methods from HammerHead, TT Technologies, TRIC Tools, Tenbusch and Nowak Pipe Reaming.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a well-established and proven method for replacement of an existing underground utility throughout the world. The growth of pipe bursting as a method of choice is directly related to the success of installations and the comfort level utility system owners have with the technology.

The city of Pewaukee, WI, recently upgraded its water supply system by spending $1.5 million to install 9,000 feet of 12-inch PVC water main. The city has two water systems, an East Side System and a West Side System.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a reliable and proven method of replacement of deteriorated or under capacity utility lines. The IPBA has developed a recurring series of technical articles and this article is written with the understanding that the reader has an advanced knowledge of pipe bursting and risk management associated with a pipe bursting project.

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