City Of Norman Rehabilitates Faulty Sewer Line

“As long as there is clay and concrete pipe in the ground, it’s going to have to be replaced, and the best pipe to replace it with is polyethylene,” said Ron Pool, Superintendent of Jordan Contractors of Tecumseh Oklahoma. Pool is replacing 9,000 feet of a clay sewer line in Norman Oklahoma. The project is the fourth phase in the city’s efforts to rehabilitate failing infrastructure. Sand has infiltrated a line located in a new …

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On-line Replacement Systems

In the beginning there was pipeline renovation. Unfortunately, various people pointed out that pipes which were structurally defective were often short of capacity too. Then there was trenchless installation which was ideal for new pipelines but relatively expensive compared with rehabilitation. The old adage is “Make use of the hole in the ground,” so eventually someone had the idea of launching a percussive mole up the old pipeline to break and expand it, whilst simultaneously …

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Increase Productivity and Decrease Cost when Fusing HDPE Pipe

Improving efficiency, productivity and safety on the jobsite is always important. After studying jobsites in a variety of markets we determined that a key to improved efficiency, productivity and safety was in job set up and pipe handling. Usually making more pipe joints per day involves more machines and operators which increases costs. With the information gathered from the studies, a new pipe handling system called the PolyHorse® was developed by McElroy. This system stages …

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The Mayor of Cascade Idaho set into motion his plan to improve his community

When the Mayor of Cascade Idaho set into motion his plan to improve his community, he knew that a top priority would be a basic need — water. Not that the town was running out of water, it’s just that its infrastructure was in horrific shape and in need of major repair. His solution — replace the city’s entire water and wastewater system with high density polyethylene (HDPE). “The secret is out and people understand …

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