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Pipe Bursting

PIPE BURSTING is the ideal technique to use for the rehabilitation and replacement of utility lines such as gas, water, sewer, telephone, and power. PIPE BURSTING efficiently bursts clay, concrete, cast iron, and PVC pipe. PIPE BURSTING is the ideal technique to use for the rehabilitation of ageing utility systems located in congested areas such as municipalities, city centers, and manufacturing or industrial plants for several reasons. The process involves very little disturbance caused by open trench excavation. A constant-tension winch guides the pipe bursting tool through the host pipe. The rear expander displaces host pipe fragments into the surrounding soil, while the tool pulls in the new polyethylene pipe. In addition, this process generally costs less than the conventional replacement through the open cut method.


   Pilot Tube Micro Tunneling can be applied for the installation of small diameter pipes which require high accuracy in line and grade. Hence, this method is appropriate for the installation of small diameter sewer pipelines and water lines. This technique is a combination of the existing trenchless technologies including auger boring, microtunneling, and horizontal directional drilling. PTMT employs augers for excavation and soil removal and the jacking system for pushing the pipes similar to auger boring. It uses a theodolite with camera as the guidance system. The target  with LEDs is mounted in the steering head and is monitored through the TV monitor, which is similar to the guidance system of microtunneling. The operation process of PTMT includes pilot boring and reaming, which is typical operation for horizontal directional drilling.


Pipe Ramming

Pipe ramming is a trenchless  method for installation of steel pipes and casings over distances usually up to 30m (150 ft) up long and up to 1,500mm (60-inches) in diameter, although the method can be used for much longer and larger installations. The method is the most useful for shallow installations under railway lines and roads, where other trenchless methods could cause surface settlement or heaving. The majority of installations are horizontal, although the method can be applied for vertical installations as well.

Mocon Trenchless is a pipeline rehabilitation contractor serving the western United States. We offer a number of trenchless pipe rehabilitation systems for the waste water, storm water, potable water, etc.
We hope you find the content of this site informative. We appreciate your interest in "Trenchless Technologies" and would like to assist you in considering an application of one of our trenchless systems to meet your rehabilitation needs.

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