Since the inception of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in the late 1970s, there have been remarkable advances in the technology and equipment that serves the trenchless construction industry. The equipment in the early 1980s was basic and not designed specifically for HDD, nor was it particularly reliable.
Underground Construction’s 2013 census of large horizontal directional drilling contractors is an effective tool when selecting the right size of drill rig to fit specific project needs in managing a successful HDD operation.
The power supply for Virginia's densely populated Middle Peninsula Area, on the Chesapeake Bay, is currently adequate but somewhat fragile; a single 115 kV line extends southward from the Harmony Village Substation of Dominion Virginia Power (DVP). The non-redundant power supply was at risk for long interruptions and local demand threatened to outstrip supply.
In February, when Summit Natural Gas of Maine began providing natural gas to Gardiner, ME, businesses and residents who until then had relied on propane or heating oil, it was only part of a much bigger story.
McElroy brings wireless capability to the DataLogger 5 which gives pipe fusion operators the ability to upload data to the DataLogger Vault where it can be reviewed and analyzed in real-time from anywhere in the world.