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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...

Alliance Roadshow – 2015

Alliance for PE Pipe logo The Alliance Team had the pleasure of working two roadshows in Ontario, Canada the week of February 9th, 2015.  The first visit was conducted at a municipal golf course in Mississauga, ON which is outside Toronto.    Only 27 guests made it but we...
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