Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Key to Arlington National Cemetery Water Main Replacement Program

At the beginning of the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied Arlington, Virginia, realizing that the location offered a great strategic location, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. When the Union started taking large amounts of casualties during the war, the Army Quartermaster General ordered an examination of possible sites for military cemeteries. Personnel soon came back with a viable option in Arlington, at the former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The …

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Selecting the Right Machine

The fusing of thermoplastic pipe results in a leak-free and corrosive-resistant system that is becoming the preferred choice for replacing conventional piping systems that are failing across the country. McElroy is the worldwide leader in the science of joining thermoplastic pipe in a growing number of infrastructures. A crucial part of any new installation is the selection of a fusion machine that will cater to your jobsite’s specific needs. Here’s a few tips on McElroy …

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Portable shelter improves pipe-fusing in cold climates

RED DEER, Alberta — Pitching a tent is the typical remedy when trying to heat fuse thermoplastic pipe in cold climates. But projects are often delayed or even shut down because a tent — no matter how durable — is never completely draft-proof. Freezing temperatures make it much more difficult to keep heaters at the right temperature for fusing pipe ends together, and contaminants easily blow in with the wind which prevents operators from making …

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McElroy’s new QuickCamp™ delivers at jobsite in Canada

RED DEER, Alberta — A new product by McElroy called the QuickCamp™ System was successfully tested recently at a jobsite in Canada, attracting area contractors and engineers who traveled there to get a firsthand look at the unique shelter and pipe-handling system at work. The QuickCamp – designed to protect the pipe fusion operator and fusion joints from outside conditions – became available just as Knibb Developments was beginning construction on a 10-kilometer wastewater pipeline …

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