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 Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) has initiated a federal advocacy program to advance the interests of the association in the halls of Congress and before federal regulatory agencies. DCA represents contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who provide distribution construction services including installation, replacement and rehabilitation of gas pipelines and fiber optic, cable and duct systems in communities across the country.
General Machine Products’ Air Stream Micro Fiber Cable Blowing Machine is designed to safely install micro fiber cable into pre-installed 0.196 to 0.708 inch OD micro duct. The Air Stream will place 0.098 to 0.433 inch OD cable at speeds up to 260 feet per minute.
The Volvo Group will launch a 13-liter liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine within the Volvo brand for the North American market 2014. The engine’s high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with current natural gas products.
The Astec DP 2000 is a high-pressure, high-volume double fluid pumper for fracturing, cleaning and stimulating natural gas or petroleum wells. The unit can use water, frack fluids, or mud mixes in its treatments.
With the PCF34 and PCF64 flat-top plate compactor attachments, Bobcat excavator operators can compact down in trenches without leaving the cab and reduce the need for a person working in the trench, increasing jobsite safety and operator comfort.