LineTamer Straightens Out Problem

The global demand for polyethylene pipe is dramatically increasing due to the superior properties of PE. The pipe’s resistance to reactive chemicals, gas, wastewater, and the flexibility to operate under internal or external pressures from a wide range of land and sea environments is far above materials previously used. In 1994 a pilot program by the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) resulted in the savings of $2/foot using coiled 4″ PE pipe vs. …

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HDDR, Showplace for New Technology

The world of Trenchless Technology descended on the peaceful southern town of Perry Georgia, March 5, for the third annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Rodeo. The mixing of foreign accents with southern drawl, and state of the art technology with a landscape of pine and peach orchards, was just part of what made this rodeo unique. Thirty-two teams competed for over $100,000 in prizes and cash to claim bragging rights of the best drilling crew in …

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Hot Tap, Cure to Invasive Gas Line Construction

Tapping into a gas line can be bothersome to local residents when their service is interrupted. Hot tapping is the process of adding pipe to an existing line without turning the flow off. The main concern with this method is safety. Protecting the environment is a priority along with the well being of crewmen during the operation. For polyethylene pipe, McElroy Manufacturing Inc. of Tulsa OK has answered both concerns with their tool, the Hot …

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Mini-Mc® Ratchet Facer Revolutionizes Small Diameter Facing

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc has available a new Ratchet Facer. The MiniMc™ Ratchet Facer is durable and easy to use. It employs a ratcheting mechanism for easy facing operation and a convenient handle for optimum control. The Ratchet Facer utilizes current MiniMc facer cutting blades and faces pipe sizes from ½” CTS to 1″ IPS. It also will work with any small diameter fusion machine. “It’s quick and easy to use with its snap-in inserts for …

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