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Papers & Tech Notes
Pilot Tube Method of Guided Boring as the Conservative Option
The communities of Mission Bay and Pacific Beach, in San Diego, CA are much like many other ocean-front areas with high tourism, an expectation of uninterrupted services and high-water tables. However, the environmental regulations within the state of California present additional challenges.
Guidelines For Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) Mix Design, Placement And Testing For Use As A Bedding Material For Vitrified Clay Pipe
Low-Pressure Air Test For Sanitary Sewers
Sanitary Pipeline Pilot Project After 42-Years Of Service In Lima Ohio
2014 Updates To ASTM C12 Final Paper ASCE Pipelines 2015
The New Chapter 12, NCPI Engineering Manual
Ceramics are among the most abrasion-resistant materials known. As a ceramic, VCP is the most abrasion-resistant, commonly-used sanitary sewer pipe material.
The Evolution of Jointing Vitrified Clay Pipe
Advances made in the jointing of vitrified clay pipe during the last half century, illustrate the concern of the clay pipe industry to provide top quality jointing methods. Prior to this, the lack of standards for joint integrity meant testing for infiltration and Exfiltration was seldom implemented.
Tech Note 4: An Economic Approach
Tech Note 5: Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) Studies
Tech Note 6: Deflection
Tech Note 7: VCP and PVC (a comparison)
Tech Note 8: VCP – The Choice for Difficult Conditions
Tech Note 9: VCP – A Pipeline of Progress
Tech Note 10: The Decision is Yours (Lifecycle vs. Installed Cost)
Tech Note 11: Sand as a Bedding Material
Tech Note 12: Curvilinear Sewers
Tech Note 13: CLSM as a Bedding Material
Tech Note 15: A Bell or Coupling Holes and Shovel Slicing
Tech Note 17: Abrasion Resistance
Tech Note 21: VCP Joints
Tech Note 22: Microtunneling with VCP
Tech Note 24: Surcharge Fills
Tech Note 25: NYC Bedding Research
Tech Note 26: VCP Performance in Seismic Events
More Technical Papers
Pilot Tube Microtunneling Chosen in Omaha Nebraska for 585’, Single Drive with Depths Reaching 50’ to Preserve Sensitive Garden Area
by David Gill, Chris Koenig, Chris Cain, Kenton Moore and Tim Papstein – 04/04/2014
Omaha, NE, stretching along the Missouri River for 7 miles, is currently under a consent order with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to improve the water quality in the Missouri River. The estimated construction cost of the program, including sewer separation is $1.7 billion dollars. One project defined by the program was a sewer separation project, which took place in a very sensitive setting, Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.
by NCPI – 01/06/2013
These tests were conducted to define the optimal mix for Controlled Low-Strength Material (CLSM) used in gravity sewer applications with vitrified clay pipe. Varying percentages of 3/8-inch coarse aggregate, accelerator and entrained air were tested.
Guidelines for Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) Mix Design, Placement and Testing for Use as a Bedding Material for Vitrified Clay Pipe
by NCPI – 01/04/2013
Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) is used as a bedding material for Vitrified Clay Pipe to meet the requirements of ASTM C12 – Standard Practice for Installing Vitrified Clay Pipe, Section 6, Bedding and Encasement, and the National Clay Pipe Engineering Manual (2006), Chapter 4, Part II, Structural Design.
by NCPI – 01/01/2013
No field installations using CLSM have resulted in flotation of clay pipe. CLSM is being successfully used as a bedding material for vitrified clay pipe. It simplifies the installation of pipe, reduces labor and inspection costs, allows for early backfill, is easy to place, and provides a 2.8 Load Factor.
by David Gill – 01/01/2010
PTMT is generally used for new installation of small diameter gravity flow pipelines. These machines can operate out of a minimal diameter shaft and provide pinpoint accuracy through the use of a LED target viewed down the center of the pilot tubes with a theodolite and LCD monitor. The Pilot Tube Microtunneling (PTMT) method of pipeline installation can be used with pie outside diameters ranging from 4 to 48 inches. PTMT is a trenchless installation method for pipelines with grade and alignment precision to within 1/4 inch per 500 LF throughout the entire drive length. Due to this line and grade accuracy, this system can install product pipe by direct jacking without the use of casing. This method involves a three-step process starting with launch and reception pits strategically located to minimize surface disruption.
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