Monthly Archives: April 2016

North Vancouver Pipe Bursts Require Careful Planning

One of the most effective ways of replacing a pipe using trenchless technology is pipe bursting, which replaces a traditional construction trench with launching and receiving pits that pull the new pipe through the existing one, breaking the old pipe into fragments that stay in the ground in-situ.
Sewer, water and gas pipes can all be replaced with pipe bursting, which involves a bursting head, winched cable or shuttle rods, a pulling machine, a retaining device and a hydraulic power pack. Patented by British Gas in the 1960s, pipe bursting is now a proven trenchless technology.

New HDPE Pipe Standard to Result in Stronger, Watertight Product

New high-density polyethylene(HDPE) pipes installed by municipalities across North America are higher-performing than existing materials and water-tight, saving cities money in the long run, thanks to a new standard put out in the fall by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).The C906-15 update, published on September 1, includes high-performance polyethylene resin, known as PE4710, which will improve the durability and reliability of HDPE pressure pipe over existing materials used in municipal water and wastewater systems...