Current Issue: November 2022 Vol. 77 No. 11

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Editor's Log

Editor’s Log: Blame Game

(UC) — California Governor Gavin Newsom just can’t say enough dreadful things about the oil and gas industry. That mindset is apparently ingrained in his DNA and despite the facts, Newsom seems to live in his own mythical version of reality.

Washington Watch

Washington Watch: INGAA Opposes New Pipeline Safety Mandates

(UC) — Interstate gas pipelines will have nine months to comply with some of the significant new safety regulations from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The agency has been working on these rules for a decade ever since the San Bruno, Calif., gas explosion on a PG&E pipeline in 2010, which killed eight people.

Features

RehabZone Embraces Modern, Exciting Technology

(UC) — The RehabZone has been a regular part of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition since 2002, providing information about technologies and products for trenchless rehabilitation of underground utility infrastructure.

UCT: Former Orlando PWD Named 2023 MVP

(UC) — The Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry will be honored as part of the Underground Construction Awards (UCA) on Feb. 6, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

UCA Finalists Announced

(UC) — Underground Construction magazine is proud to present the inaugural Underground Construction Awards (UCAs). Taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the UCAs mark the next big event for underground industry awards.

US LNG Projects Gear up; Pipelines Help Europe Pivot from Russian Energy

(UC) — Eight months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, a global oil and gas supply squeeze has been further tightened by sanctions on the world’s largest energy exporter, sending power and fuel prices soaring.

Harmful Inflation Reduction Act Enacted, Includes Some Opportunities for Pipeline Construction

(UC) — In late 2021, President Biden’s controversial “Build Back Better” (BBB) legislation was blocked in the Senate, thanks to a couple of moderate senators with the courage to buck their party by opposing overreaching climate proposals at the front of the Democratic Party’s agenda.

ASCE MOP 145 Update on the Design of Flexible Liners for Gravity Pipes

(UC) — In November 2021, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued a new Manual of Practice (MOP) for the Design of Close-Fit Liners for the Rehabilitation of Gravity Pipes. The purpose of the MOP was to provide good guidance to engineers tasked with making wall thickness designs of liners, such as cured in place pipe.

Close-Fit Liner: Quality Cured-in-Place Pipe is Possible

(UC) — Cured-in-place pipe has surpassed more than 50 years of successful and diversified installations. Over those years, the technology has advanced with development of new techniques and products that have influenced cost, quality and installation speed.

Close-Fit Liner: Technical Guide to Variations of Close-Fit Liners for Mainline Pipe

(UC) — CIPP is a thermoset resin system (polyester, vinyl ester, felt/fiberglass hybrid or epoxy) that is installed into the existing pipeline to be rehabilitated, with either a felt or fiberglass tube of the approximate thickness designed for the application.

Newsline

Newsline: $40 Million Detroit Project to Increase Capacity in Local, Regional Sewer System

UC's November Newsline features information about a $40 million Detroit project to increase capacity in local, regional sewer systems, a jury decides $10.4 Million award for Portland gas explosion trauma, aging infrastructure that led to E. Coli in Baltimore water, and more of the latest industry developments.

Tech Tips

Tech Tips: Proper Wet-Out of Small Diameter CIPP

(UC) — There was a time in pipeline rehabilitation when most cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners were wet-out at a facility and delivered to the contractor on-site. But as smaller diameter lateral and in-house lining has grown in popularity, most contractors and installers are wetting out in the field, and the responsibility to control quality and adhere to the appropriate standards falls squarely on their shoulders.

Rehab News

Rehab News: HammerHead Engineer Appointed to ISO Committee; New Fulfillment Center Opened

(UC) — David Kozman, senior applications engineer at HammerHead Trenchless, was appointed as a technical expert representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 138 (TC138), Subcommittee 8 on Rehabilitation of Pipeline Systems.

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