Pilot Tube Saves Time, Money and Treesby Steve Matheny - 09/01/2018
A relief sewer in an urban area with mature trees presents many challenges. St. Clair Shores, MI eventually selected the Pilot Tube Method as the right, economical and ecological approach.
ASTM Standardization Newsby ASTM - 07/01/2017
Go with the Flow - ASTM committees make an impact on water systems and safety.
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When Fair Competition Isn't...Fair or Competitionby Water Finance & Management - 08/01/2016
Why would an industry advocate price-only legislation for engineering projects? The greatest long-term ROI favors consideration of all material properties.
LA Stages Its Own Successby Municipal Sewer and Water - 05/01/2015
Find out how VCP contributes to a carefully coordinated effort that helps wastewater crews manage the largest collections system in the country.
Pipe Material Least Cost or Best Valueby Water Utility Infrastructure Management - 12/01/2014
In the city of Tyler, Texas, a recently completed sanitary sewer project illustrates the water utility's desire for both quality and value.
A Positive Outlook for the Clay Pipe Industryby Jeff Boschert - 01/01/2014
With more than 5 billion feet of VCP installed in municipalities around the U.S. over the last 200-years, the industry has many reasons for a positive outlook.
End of April Means it's 'Clay' Timeby Paul Apfel - 04/20/2011
Gladding, McBean involved in Art Exhibit in Lincoln, CA.
April and May are Feats of Clay months in Lincoln. Now entering its 24th years, this celebration blends history and art in an exhibition of ceramic achievement.
For full article please visit Lincoln News Messenger.
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Vitrified Clay Resurgenceby Jeff Boschert - 04/01/2011
As engineers in the U.S. and Canada discover that the 100 –200-year old clay pipe in their systems is still in good shape, they revisit Vitrified Clay.
The Return of Vitrified Clay Pipeby Michael Fielding - 03/01/2011
A new generation of engineers is learning why their predecessors specified more than 5 billion feet for the nation's sewers.
For some time, Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services had been interested in modern clay pipe. Each material offers advantages and disadvantages for different applications, but the long life cycle of vitrified clay was attractive.
For the full article please visit Public Works.
Vitrified Clay Pipe in the Trenchless Industryby Jeff Boschert - 02/01/2011
VCP has become the material of choice for some trenchless installation methods for many reasons, but the most commonly sited are a robust compressive strength, superior abrasion resistance and the longest lifecycle available.
Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP) has become the material of choice for some trenchless installation processes for many reasons, but the most commonly sited are a robust compressive strength, superior abrasion resistance and the longest lifecycle available. VCP is uniquely suited to pilot-tube microtunneling (PTMT), slurry microtunneling and static pipe bursting.
Pipe Bursting with VCPby Garrett Richardson - 01/01/2010
The City of Riverside, CA used pipe bursting with VCP to address design challenges in a densely populated area.
Clay Pipe and the Triple Bottom Lineby Mike VanDine - 09/01/2009
Vitrified clay pipe meets the needs of today - fiscally, socially and environmentally. It is the original sustainable infrastructure product.
In the Modern World, oftentimes we get caught up in the mindset that newer is better. Sometimes, however, proven and time-tested technologies and materials may be the best option. Take Clay Pipe, for example.
The case for vitrified clay pipe (VCP) in modern sewer systems is gaining attention nationwide. Major systems across the United States are returning to VCP. As they have more experience with competitive products they evaluate what they have learned and opt to return to VCP both for what is has been for thousands of years and for what it has become: the best long-term value for sewer pipe.
Implementing Asset Management - The Experience of Two Agenciesby NCPI - 09/01/2006
The American private sector has long been aware of the concept of Asset Management. The manufacturing sector of the American economy has long been developing systematic, proactive maintenance and operational procedures designed to make them more efficient and cost competitive in today's global economy. But these attitudes have been slow to penetrate public-sector management practices.
Pilot Tube Microtunneling Catching Onby Jeff Boschert - 05/01/2006
First introduced to the U.S. in 1995, this guided boring process has grown to include pipe sizes of up to 27-inches I.D. and drive lengths of more than 400 feet. This article includes a brief explanation of how the process works.
Pilot tube microtunneling (PTMT) has been increasing in popularity year after year since it was first introduced in the United States in 1995. This guided-boring process has grown to become a replacement for the early small diameter auger microtunnel machines.
The entire article is available at Trenchless Technology
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Maximizing Asset Value The Paradigm Shift In Today's Wastewater Industryby Michael VanDine, PE - 11/01/2005
We have all purchased something new that we thought was a good value. We were assured that it would work just like the more expensive model. Over time, we found that our purchase failed to meet our expectations and we had to buy the more expensive model to be sure we received value for the money we spent. What we thought was an asset became a liability. We bought cheap and we paid the price.
Discovering Why Pipes Failby Mr. Steve Ferry - 08/01/2002
Discussion of failure more analysis and its importance. Examples are primarily plastic pipe products. Good failure pictures in article.