Pulling & Detection Blog

Innovative Tracking of Nonmetallic Pipe Systems

Posted by Peter Deutschmann on Jan 28, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Numerous manufacturers are developing innovative devices to prevent damage that can occur to lines during civil engineering work. One such means is Trace Safe®, currently the only system for water-blocking locating wires. The heart of this innovation is a high tensile strength locatable wire with water-blocking threads. Because of simple connecting plugs, it is not necessary to remove the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) outer jacket of the locating wire. The advantages of Trace Safe lie in its strength; ease of use; lightning protection; and abrasion, compression, impact, and corrosion resistance.

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Topics: trace safe, Horizontal Drilling, HDD, MULETAPE, Pulling Tension Guide, wire tracing, water-blocking threads

Reduce HDD Fluid Waste Management Costs and Risks with Superabsorbent Polymers

Posted by Joe Sylvia on Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations generate large volumes of spent drilling mud, which must be managed properly to avoid unnecessary treatment and disposal (T&D) costs and environmental risks.  Contractors and owners often choose to solidify drilling mud on-site with superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) because of the cost savings, ease of use, and environmental benefits that SAPs offer.   The following SAP FAQs and dosing recommendations may help you to plan a more efficient and safe HDD operation:

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Topics: Horizontal Drilling, Liquid Waste Management, superabsorbent polymers, HDD, Fluid management

Could Your Tracer Wire Survive This?

Posted by Joe Sylvia on Sep 25, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

A Project Executed On The Hardest Terrain. 

The Darling Ranges to the north of Perth in Western Australia is a rocky and difficult terrain to horizontally direction drill through. Special rock drilling bits are required to get through the solid granite.

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Topics: Horizontal Drilling, Trace Safe RT1800

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