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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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 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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Renovation and Innovation at Southern Hills

To stay on the short list of top golf courses in the country, staying on top of ongoing infrastructure needs is imperative. When Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., considered its capital improvement plans for 2015, they decided it was time to focus on water by replacing a 40-year-old irrigation pump station and mainline that feeds the entire course. This gave KD Davis, golf course superintendent, the opportunity to do what many progressive courses …

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