MAXX HDD: Texas Trenchless Ingenuity Combining Trenchless Applications Puts Pipe in the Ground

The replacement and upgrading of a wide range of infrastructure by the oil and gas industry is a process that is happening all the time. In areas throughout the United States, energy utilities are working diligently to update or install new infrastructure at every level. To facilitate new services, mains, transmission pipelines and storage facilities, […]

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Compact HDD Connects Old with New: Michels Corporation Updates Gas Service Lines in Minneapolis

Throughout Minnesota, and around Minneapolis specifically, natural gas service lines are being replaced. In most instances, decades-old lines are being replaced with new polyethylene lines. As the age of the service lines indicates, their location is often in the older, more established neighborhoods.  Of course, those are prime locations for trenchless technology. Michels Utility Services, […]

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Gas Main Extraction: Percussive Pipe Ramming Pulls (and Pushes) Its Weight

Pipe extraction is not a new process, but one that has been refined over the last 20 years. Through the combination of several techniques and tools, including pneumatic pipe rammers, contractors have become skilled at removing significant lengths of pipe from the ground. On a recent project in Ohio, a 12-inch diameter steel gas main […]

Grundocrack Pneumatic Pipe Bursting Tools from TT Technologies

AURORA, Ill. – Twenty-one models of Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools from, TT Technologies, are available to renovate water, sewer, gas, electrical and telephone systems from 4-inch through 54-inch diameter. Models include 15 rear expander high production tools and 6 straight-barrel auto-reverse special application tools. The Grundocrack system effectively bursts failing pipe. A constant-tension Grundowinch guides […]

Grundoburst Pipe Bursting System

Grundoburst Pipe Bursting System Pulls in a Variety of Pipe

AURORA, Ill. – Burst and replace water, sewer, gas and other pipes with the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system from TT Technologies. The Grundoburst can pull in a variety of replacement pipe including PVC, DIP, ABS, cast iron, fusion welded HDPE and VCP jacking pipe. Pulled by a hydraulic bursting unit, the cutter head’s special […]

New Trenchless Keyhole Mini-Directional Drill from TT Technologies

TT Technologies recently unveiled its new Grundopit-K keyhole mini-directional drill. The new Grundopit-K is designed to operate out of a keyhole excavation for the trenchless installation of gas and water service connections. The unit is fully automated and able to work in a 24-inch diameter excavation. The unit is able to install service installations up […]