Arched bridge presents unique staging for pipe fusion job

Sailboat Bridge, which arches impressively over Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma, was a feat of infrastructure when it was built in 1938 and rebuilt in 2001. Installing new water and sewer pipelines on the underside of its half-mile-long deck was quite a feat as well. The dual pipelines are funded by the Cherokee Nation in its efforts to bring water and sewer services from the city of Grove to their new casino that just opened …

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McElroy TracStar® 1200 meeting industry needs

Since its launch in 2015, the TracStar 1200 has been proving its ease of use and efficiency on large-diameter pipeline projects across the country for a variety of industries including sewer, water and industrial. Fortiline Waterworks was quick to put the machine to work on two projects in the summer of 2016. The first was a HDPE pipe system for a sewer siphon system and the other was the construction of a 4,500 ft. pipeline …

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McElroy fusion machines provide leak-free connections at Fort Huachuca

In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I, the 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers,” as the Cheyenne and Comanche referred to them, were assigned there to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and later followed Pancho Villa’s trail to Mexico. Today, Fort Huachuca is not only a national landmark brimming with stories of the Old West, it is home to the …

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Fused piping system solves sinkhole dilemma

Problem: Underground leakage from a faulty 6” clay pipeline — estimated to be 100 years old — was causing sinkholes to form on one of Downtown Tulsa’s original brick-lined alleyways. The city was forced to close the alley which blocked public access and the only access nearby workers had to their company’s parking lot. The need to rehabilitate the street was urgent. Solution: The city’s Sewer Operations & Maintenance crew replaced the 6” clay pipe …

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