New innovations offered in TracStar® Series 2 line

McElroy announces the launch of a new series in its long-proven TracStar line that is more functional and efficient than ever before. The TracStar Series 2 for medium-diameter pipe now shares a common vehicle that is interchangeable with the 28, 250, 412 and 618 fusion machines for 2” IPS to 18” OD thermoplastic pipe. The cowling was redesigned to provide better airflow and heat dissipation. There is also easier access to the engine when maintenance …

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New Pipeline Brings Natural Gas to Rural Residents of Maine

It costs less, burns cleaner and is readily produced in North America, but the infrastructure is simply not in place to bring natural gas heat to many rural residents of Maine. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is out to change that. They have already installed more than 130 miles of pipeline in central Maine, but that’s just the start. Over the next five years, they plan to invest $460 million into the construction of transmission …

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Major renewal project calls for HDPE pipe

Atlantic Street in Springfield, Mo., is notorious for water line breaks. It has been cut up and torn up more times than anyone can count to make repairs on a 1925 cast iron water main that is buried only three to four feet underneath. Any kind of weather — heat waves, cold snaps, droughts and downpours — can cause the ancient pipe to burst or rip at the joint under the patched street. A recent …

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Route 66 Community Turns to Polyethylene for Water Main Fix

A small Oklahoma town nestled on Route 66 recently replaced one of two key pipelines that bring potable water into the city. Sayre, home to approximately 4,000 residents, is served by two pipelines that bring water into the city. Those two lines come into the city by crossing the North Fork of the Red River under the protection of a bridge that carries traffic in and out of the community. One of those lines suspended …

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