The Future of Ultrasonic Measurement Technology
26 May 2021

Sponsor: SICK

Do you understand all there is to know about ultrasonic measurement technology? Gain the basic fundamentals of ultrasonic measurement in natural gas meters and what the future holds for this technology. We'll show how ultrasonic technology compares to other measurement technologies currently used throughout the natural gas industry. In addition, get a look at the latest diagnostics available for your measurement systems and see a live demo of the Flowgate software with the FS500 from SICK.  

In this webinar, you'll learn: 

  • How ultrasonic measurement works
  • What parts and pieces are required for ultrasonic measurement
  • About available diagnostics for your measurement systems
  • About SICK's natural gas ultrasonic meter offerings 
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Fiber Jobsite Best Practices: Keys to Success
21 April 2021

Sponsor: Ditch Witch

It’s no secret that the Fiber market continues to boom. But are you taking full advantage of this growing market? Does your planning, process, training and equipment deliver on productivity requirements of the Fiber job? 

In this webcast, we will discuss the following topics: 

  • The fiber market: facts and figures
  • Developing a bore plan 
  • Best instillation methods for common challenges 
  • Drill scenarios 
  • Best practices in vacuum excavation 

It’s our goal to address some of the common jobsite challenges and provide insight on how to drive productivity on the fiber job. 

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Annular Pressure How Its Changing the Industry
24 February 2021

Sponsor: HardRock Directional Drilling

Annular pressure has become a very useful tool in the HDD industry. It assists in the quality of the bore hole, as well as helps mitigate inadvertent returns. We will be answering the following questions. What is annular pressure? What causes annular pressure? What does controlling annular pressure prevent? How do you control annular pressure? What is needed to run annular pressure tooling? What does controlling annular pressure affect? What are the pros and cons of annular pressure monitoring? How is limit pressures calculated?

We will be discussing how annular pressure monitoring is used by an industry leading contractor, and how it is improving the industry as a whole.

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The Never-Ending Challenge of Avoiding HDD Inadvertent Returns
7 October 2020

Sponsors: TriFlo, Wyo-Ben, Mears Group, Inc. 

There are many different dynamics occurring in the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry that both support and harm HDD. The use of drilling fluids, unfortunately, is considered a potential environmental hazard by many government agencies. The unanticipated release of drilling fluid through cracks or fissures in the soil (inadvertent returns) has emerged as a major issue for HDD no matter what the size of the rig.

Understanding causes of inadvertent returns and how to prevent them has become a major focus of the HDD industry. This webinar will discuss the challenges of using the right mud/polymer selection to execute both the needs of a project while also meeting strict environmental restrictions and regulations. In addition, discussions will include anticipating, planning and preparing to prevent and control inadvertent returns.

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The Challenge of Mud Disposal for HDD of All Sizes
28 May 2020

Sponsors: Wyo-Ben and TriFlo

There are many different dynamics occurring in the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. However, the essential but increasingly complex use of mud and fluids on the job site is one of the most important factors in the future of directional drilling. Mud disposal is not only a cost issue, but it has become a political concern as well. HDD as a chosen method is being scrutinized and overlooked because of drilling mud issues and concerns.

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Bore Design - Constructability Meets Feasibility
25 February 2020

Sponsor: HardRock Directional Drilling

In this webinar, we will cover topics to assist in both the design and construction phases involving directional drilling. HDD can be a complex and costly portion of any project. There are many factors that restrict and limit what is allowed versus what is practical such as right of way, room for product pull section, existing obstructions, etc.   

As an HDD contractor there are industry standards that need to be adhered to: i.e. 100x pipe size (for radius), standard entry & exit angles (depending on rig size) and work space (depending on rig size). These are some of the basic requirements needed to help ensure a constructible design.

It is our goal to address design issues/requirements (both good and bad) in this webinar, and provide an industry leader’s inside views on how to make a successful drill.

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2019 Municipal Sewer & Water Survey and Spending Forecast
27 February 2019

Underground Construction magazine recently completed its 22nd annual survey and spending analysis of the U.S. sewer and water infrastructure market. This annual study forecasts that in 2019, roughly $19.75 billion will be spent on sewer, water and storm water piping installation and rehabilitation, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to 2018.

In this webcast, the editors of Underground Construction will share details from this survey and delve into the key topics and concerns of municipal managers, including their relationships with consulting engineers and contractors. Further, various trenchless construction and rehab methods are rated by city personnel along with important perspectives on the applications and use of technology, asset management, top issues, workforce struggles and many other challenges facing municipal personnel today.

For those who value essential and insightful information about the operations and spending plans of America’s municipal infrastructure, this survey and analysis provides the most comprehensive information available.

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