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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Polyethylene Squeeze Tools Protect the Environment while Improving Bottom Line

Colorado, 2006 — Squeezing off polyethylene (PE) pipe to stop flow is nothing new to the Natural Gas Industry. The industry has been utilizing the procedure for over 20 years to control the flow of gas in their lines. Now larger gas producers like XTO Energy are looking at the technology to help them become more efficient in their larger diameter pipe operations. The added environmental benefits of the procedure are also winning accolades from …

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