June 2016, Vol. 71 No. 6

New Products

HammerHead’s Gas Line Slitting Technology An Industry Innovation

HammerHead Same Path Gas Line Slitting Technology is a tooling system for replacing natural gas distribution pipe that cannot be replaced by traditional bursting methods. The tooling is designed for use with HammerHead’s line of cable winches.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works company, designed the tooling originally at the request of Ditch Witch California. Members of both the Ditch Witch and HammerHead teams identified a need for better gas line slitting technology, so in turn, HammerHead engineers worked to develop the tooling and methodology successfully used in the field by Ditch Witch California.

“We needed to help a customer frustrated by existing tooling that tended to either bunch up the pipe or high-center and get stuck,” said Mike Anderson, Ditch Witch Bay Area, Central and Southern California president.
HammerHead Same Path tooling is designed to overcome such issues while concurrently splitting old pipe and installing new pipe.

HammerHead’s Same Path Gas Line Slitting Technology is designed for replacing half-inch to 4-inch natural gas distribution pipe and may also be used to decommission inactive gas lines left in the ground. The slitting process follows the existing pipe path, reducing the risk of contact with
other utilities.

Same Path Gas Line Slitting Technology is available from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment or from an expansive list of authorized dealers across the globe. 800-331-6653, www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.

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