Vacuum lifting equipment

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Handling pipe on construction jobs is a labor intensive, time-consuming and potentially-dangerous task, but one that is necessary on every water, sanitary sewer and energy pipeline project, as well as many utility projects where cable is placed in duct or conduit.

The second annual Tulsa Pipeline Expo will be held Sept. 1 – 3, at the historic QT Center, formerly known as the International Petroleum Expo building at the Tulsa, OK, fairgrounds. The Tulsa Pipeline Expo (TPE) was created in 2009 and designed to showcase the thriving industries of energy and infrastructure in the Tulsa area, said TPE President Shawn Lowman.

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.

Day 2 at ICUEE started out chilly but clear and sunny, and the convention breathed a collective sigh of relief. Since it was a little slow to warm up, though, most of Underground Construction started the day off indoors.

Read the Day 1 recap
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