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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Large-Diameter Success in India

McElroy India has completed its first large-diameter HDPE pipe project and its success — along with an appreciation letter from the client — gives them every reason to believe that this is only the beginning of the large-diameter projects they will accomplish in India. Against competition from local vendors, McElroy India and Dura-Line India were selected for an industrial project after a quality team inspected a TracStar® 900 machine at McElroy India’s office in Bangalore. …

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Around the World: Floating HDPE Pipeline Helps Restore Beaches in Durban

RHO-TECH recently installed a floating 900mm (36″ OD) HDPE pipeline that will help mitigate a constantly receding shoreline in Durban, South Africa. The new pipeline will be used to pump sand from the sea to the shoreline which will increase public access to the area’s affected beaches. To prepare the pipeline for marine and sub-sea services, RHO-TECH developed solutions according to the client’s requirements. Equipment included two McElroy TracStar® 900 machines paired with the DataLogger® …

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