London’s antiquated gas mains being replaced with modern piping system

In 1985, a fractured 6” cast iron gas main exploded on a block of three-story luxury flats in Putney, a London suburb, killing eight people and trapping dozens in the rubble. The tragedy led to a government safety inquiry which determined that the break occurred due to vertical loading stresses, most likely from the heavy vehicles that serviced the building.

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McElroy fusion machine selected for desert water line project

McElroy’s MegaMc® 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the West’s ongoing and historic drought, Reclamation is updating aged infrastructure to be able to achieve greater efficiency out of its water delivery systems. Materials for an effort to replace aged and leaking concrete water …

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Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually found some wooden pipelines in their unearthing, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city’s some 36,000 residents. Today they are corroded and they leak and burst.

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