Pipe, ductile iron

Ductile iron pipe has earned the SMaRT Sustainable Product Certification, an independent rating system for the sustainability of a product throughout its life cycle, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) announced recently. Ductile iron pipe is only the second product in the buried infrastructure industry to earn this certification.

Compiled by Traci Read, Senior Editor

The 2009 Pipe Selection Guide is now available for download!

Easy Cut LLC implemented its Easy Cut pipe cutting system on an infrastructure jobsite adjacent to the I-20 interstate project in Augusta, GA.

Vacuworx International has introduced a vacuum device designed specifically for utility construction applications. It is expected to be widely used for handling and positioning pipe, but also can lift many other types of material.

Increasingly, sliplining of compromised water pipelines with Fusible PVC is becoming the preferred method of rehabilitation for water lines in congested suburban centers.

Reed’s Feed Tap Drilling Machine is a waterworks tool that drills through ¾-2 inch pressurized ductile iron, cast iron, steel or plastic pipe.

With the backdrop of the nation's economy in a deep recession and concern of its negative effect on utility construction and rehabilitation projects, the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) held its first show in San Antonio, TX.

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