PVCPA Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs Of Water Pipes

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced the completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America. The study used life-cycle assessment methodology to evaluate th..

Pipe Slitting Brings Cost, Time, Life-Saving Benefits To Airport

Pilots shout out “clear” to warn anyone they might not be able to see around their plane and to stay away from the propeller. While some pilots starting up their planes at Frasca Field, a privately owned, public-use airport located at the northern edge of Urbana, IL, might have seen men and equipmen..

LNVA Repairs Jones Crossing at the Devers Canal

The Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) is one of the 23 River Authorities created by the state of Texas to develop and manage the waters of the state. The LNVA is responsible for fresh water management in far southeastern Texas in the entirety of Jefferson, Hardin and Tyler Counties, and portions ..

Report: Global Seamless Pipes Market to Surpass $237 Billion in 5 Years

According to MarketsandMarkets™ Seamless Pipes Market by Type (Hot Finished, Cold Finished), Production Process (Continuous Mandrel Rolling, Multi-stand Plug Mill (MPM), Cross-roll Piercing & Pilger Rolling), Material, End-use Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022, the seamless pipes ma..

PPI Division’s New Name Reflects Expanding Use Of HDPE Conduit

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, has renamed its Conduit Division as the Power & Communications Division (PCD).  This change was prompted by growth within the division, uses of conduit in rapidly developing applica..

Steam Pipe Explosion Buckles Street in Downtown Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — An underground steam pipe explosion rocked downtown Baltimore during Tuesday afternoon’s rush hour, buckling the street, shattering windows on cars and buildings, and gushing a plume several stories high for more than an hour, authorities said. Five people suffered injuries that ..

Report: Global Flexible Pipe Market to Exceed $1 Billion by 2022

According to a report titled “Flexible Pipe Market by Raw Material (HDPE, PA, and PVDF), Application (Offshore and Onshore), and Region (North America, Middle East & Africa, Central & South America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe) – Global Forecast to 2022,” published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global fle..

SSC Releases Environmental Review Of Underground Piping

Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC), an industry leader in life-cycle analysis and sustainable product design and analysis, has released the first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America. Based on a 100-year life-cycle assessment methodology, the Life C..

McElroy Introduces Acrobat 180 Butt-Fusion Machine

The McElroy Acrobat – a hydraulic butt-fusion machine originally designed for the plumbing and mechanical industry – is now available for the underground construction market. Priced competitively, the Acrobat 180 is ideal for those interested in a reliable, easy-to-use machine. It butt fuses two-in..

SENNEBOGEN 825 M Excels As Pipe-handling Solution

When the pipe yard for a project in McKeesport, PA, presented specific challenges, Pe Ben USA, an industry leader in all aspects of pipeline transportation, found the solution in a SENNEBOGEN 825 M material handler. “We typically use excavators with a vacuum attachment to move pipe to and from our ..

Irrigation Project Testing Ground For Large HDPE Pipe Installation

In February 2014, a news photographer snapped a picture of almond trees being ripped from dry soil in Firebaugh, CA. Baker Farming uprooted 20 percent, about 1,000 acres, of almond trees that day because adequate access to water was lacking, as the California drought continued into yet another year...

Uponor to Expand PEX Pipe Manufacturing Capacity in North America

Uponor will expand its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  As part of the expansion, an additional 58,000 square feet in manufacturing operations space related to crosslinked polyethylene pipe production will be added. “Uponor, Inc. continues to see growth opportunities in commercia..

Report Touts the Benefits of PVC Pipe for Sewer, Water Projects

Sustainable Solutions Corporation has released the Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials, the first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America. Based on a 100-year life cycle assessment metho..

United Pipeline Systems HDPE Tite Liner System

The Tite Liner system is ideal for the renewal of distribution and pressure mains. Its installation cuts down on digging and disruption, while helping water companies and municipalities extend the life of their existing infrastructure. The continuous HDPE liner is installed with a close fit against ..

Armtec to Invest Millions in Large Diameter HDPE Pipe

Armtec is investing millions of dollars in equipment to manufacture large diameter high density polyethylene storm sewer pipe for the public and private infrastructure markets across Canada. The equipment will produce flexible pipe with bell and gasket joints, and will be certified to the appropriat..

McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series

The McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series 2 is a self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicle that handles nearly any terrain. It will butt fuse pipe sizes from 6” IPS to 18” OD, and its carriage now shares a common vehicle with the 28, 250 and 412 TracStar sizes. Powered by a powerful ..

Keyhole Pavement Repairs Using Rapid Hardening Cement

Headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, Buzzi Unicem USA is one of the larger cement companies in the nation. For keyhole pavement repairs and backfill requiring limited downtime, Buzzi Unicem USA offers specialty products using CSA ultra-rapid hardening cement. The products are Ulti-Grout approved by GTI; ..

Forterra Acquires Royal Enterprises America

Forterra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of water infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, has acquired the business of Royal Enterprises America, a manufacturer of concrete drainage pipe, precast concrete products, stormwater treatment technologies and erosion control..

New Jersey American Water Invests $5.8 Million In Water Mains

New Jersey American Water is investing more than $5.8 million in approximately 20,800 feet of new (ductile iron) pipe to replace water mains that were installed as far back as the 1920s. Construction and street restoration will be completed in the spring and summer of 2017. “With the installation o..

McElroy Partners with Netafim to Grow HDPE Equipment Business

McElroy and Netafim have joined forces to meet the demand for HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipeline solutions serving the irrigation industry and the growing opportunities in potable water and natural gas. “We are excited about the many benefits McElroy machines will bring to our growing operat..

Pipeline Rupture Spills Wastewater into Carson River

RENO (AP) – An unknown amount of wastewater effluent has spilled into the Carson River in the Lake Tahoe area. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that according to the Douglas County Sewer Improvement District, officials noticed the rupture in Minden on Tuesday and repaired the break on Wednesday..

Report: Future of Water and Wastewater Pipe Market Looks Bright

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the water and wastewater pipe market looks promising with opportunities in the potable water pipe, wastewater pipe, and irrigation pipe applications. The global water and wastewater pipe market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5% ..

New Website Strengthens, Streamlines Key Plastics Pipe Industry Resource

The Hydrostatic Stress Board (HSB), an independent, technical-based group of voluntary industry experts, operating under the auspices of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), recently announced that its website section has been reconstructed and expanded to expedite the listing request process, an..

McElroy Innovates TracStar Series 2 For Medium Diameter Pipe

McElroy has launched 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-inch IPS to 18-inch OD the..

Water Pipe Funding Assured by Congress

Congress will approve new funding for “emergency” repair and construction of underground water pipes with unacceptably high lead content when it approves a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill in either November or December. But numerous questions remain about the new program established in ..

New Cutterhead Configuration For TT Technologies Grundoburst

TT Technologies recently introduced a new cutterhead configuration for its Grundoburst static pipe bursting system consisting of three specially designed bladed, roller cutterheads in succession. This allows contractors to burst/split large-diameter steel and ductile iron pipes when used with larger..

Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Gives Historical Community New Water

About a 30-minute drive northwest of bustling Detroit lies Bloomfield Village, a distinctively beautiful, nonpolitical entity within Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, MI. Although in size Bloomfield Village covers only about one square mile, its tree-lined streets, lanes and cul-de-sacs provide..

Promising Earthquake Resistant Steel Pipe For Water, Oil, Gas

Devastation caused by major earthquakes is well-known – dramatic video clips vividly document the destruction of collapsed buildings, caved-in highways, fallen bridges and debris scattered across the landscape. However, not all damage is visible. Violent shifts underground can rupture water, sewer..

Spartan Installs 54-Inch HDPE Pipe Via HDD In Miami Beach

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor A project that involved installing 4,300 feet of 54-inch diameter HDPE pipe in the busy South Beach area of Miami Beach, FL, recently was completed by Spartan Directional LLC. The segment will provide an alternate backup sewer release for South Beach. It is believed ..

Power Pipe HD Guarantee Brings Confidence, Reliability

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Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, reinforces its “We’re In This Together” philosophy with its industry-first replacement program Power Pipe HD. Featuring improved bend radius with the strongest, most wear-resistant tool joints in the industry, Power Pipe HD is a superior pipe designed s..