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The New Guided Piercing Tool Steering the Gas Industry in the Right Direction

With a customer base of over 2.6 million people, KeySpan, Energy Delivery needs to remain as efficient as possible to meet the needs of its customers. One way that KeySpan has increased its efficiency is through the use of new technology for service installations and conversions. According to KeySpan’s Angelo Fabiano, Principal Engineer Operations Research, […]

The Guided Mole: The Next Generation of Piercing Tool

Piercing tool technology has been around since the early 1900s. The first patent for such technology dates back to WW I. The biggest limiting factor in the development of early piercing tools was a lack of good building materials. The idea of the piercing tool remained, but the first true operational models were not developed […]

Changing The Direction Of Trenchless In The Gas Industry

The gas industry has been a leader in the development and usage of trenchless technology. Many gas utilities have been utilizing trenchless technology for over 30 years, beginning with live insertion in the ‘60s, piercing tools in the ‘70s, directional drilling in the ‘80s and pipe bursting in the ‘90s. As utilities grew, the need […]