Study Shows Trenchless Technology Suitable For Longer Pipe Installations

June 2013, Vol. 68, No. 6

Still, more field data is needed. “Our results are good, but we need to have more projects analyzed to call this the industry standard,” Carpenter said. “However, now we are able to predict the estimated pull force, which will allow us to look closer at longer HDD installations of ductile iron pipe, which I suspect we will see in the near future. HDD technology is quickly advancing.”

AMERICAN, founded in 1905, is a manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, spiral-welded steel pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe for the oil and natural gas industries. AMERICAN's diversified product line also includes static castings and fire pumps.