The matters currently before the Board and Executive Sub-Committee of the International Society for Trenchless Technology suggest a changing emphasis in the way ISTT conducts its business.
Update on competencies for rehabilitation
The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) has a new councillor for Victoria in Chris Geehman, South East Water’s Manager for Major Projects and Renewals.
Trenchless Technology – The Unseen Solution is a unique seminar and networking opportunity for anyone who is involved in, or keen to learn more about, Trenchless Technology in Australia. The one-day seminar will be held at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne on Wednesday July 12 and will be preceded by a dinner on Tuesday July 11.
Trenchless Asia 2006 took place from March 7-9 in Shanghai with the conference and exhibition including a mix of local and international trenchless companies and delegates.
The NASTT No Dig show took place from March 27-30 in the home of country music; Nashville, Tennessee.Mark Heathcoate, Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia
Relining of old pipeline systems is becoming an increasingly attractive option to asset owners and operators as an effective alternative to open trench replacement. Relining options rely predominantly on plastics pipe systems for their success. These trenchless options utilise the existing pipeline and as the name suggests minimise the excavation or trenching required.
As New Zealand’s leading installer of Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP), PipeWorks has delivered the majority of sizable and challenging CIPP projects throughout the country in the last five years.
When Sideliner began operations eight years ago the only option was to excavate corrupted small diameter pipelines. As is often the case with new technology there was no market for pipe lining. Seeing the potential for a small diameter pipe lining system, Sideliner embarked on developing systems to eliminate the need to excavate, and in doing so, developed a market in this area.By Bernd Vetter
The rehabilitation of existing pipelines within South East Water’s reticulation network by use of the close-fit lining technique known as Compact Pipe, promises to deliver substantial benefits by completing the job faster, at lower risk and with the least impact on the environment and public.
While deteriorated pipelines can now be structurally renewed by a variety of lining technologies, it is universally recognised that a separate operation is needed to provide secure, water-tight junctions.
Last December, the formal execution of a number of agreements by the shareholders associated with the establishment of a specialist Trenchless Technology contracting company, Premium Pipe Services Pty Ltd, was completed and the company commenced operations as a specialist pipe line services company and a one stop No Dig Trenchless Technology contractor.
In order to achieve targets relating to sewer collection asset performance it is essential to develop an effective overall strategy that will deal with different problems, such as root intrusion, that inevitably occur.
Rootfoam prevents the regrowth of tree roots and entry into sanitary, sullage, septic and stormwater sewers following mechanical clearance.
RootOut® is a form of stand alone chemical root control, which avoids many of the problems associated with older forms of root control, and has its own unique benefits.
J. Hvidtved Larsen A/S and Sewer Equipment Company (Aust) offer a wide range of vehicles and technology for the sewer cleaning industry throughout Australia. The companies have now launched the latest innovation in modern sewer cleaning technology on the Australian sewer cleaning market.John Matthews and Erez Allouche
When decision-makers try to select the optimal trenchless construction method for installing or replacing underground utilities, they are often overwhelmed by the large number of methods and attributes that one needs to consider as part of a comprehensive analysis. The Trenchless Assessment Guide (TAG) provides users with suitable construction options for a range of situations.
Tyco Water Pipeline Services is a specialist business unit of Tyco Water Pty Ltd. Tyco Water Pipeline Services provides a wide range of services in the field of pipeline management.Niranjan Swarup
Trenchless Technology is an ever-expanding industry in India. Here, the Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (INDSTT) offers its perspective on the country’s infrastructure and the growing trenchless market.
Population growth in India has placed significant strain on urban infrastructure and civic services. The Indian government has proposed the National Urban Renewal Mission (NURM) to develop infrastructure and services in approximately 60 cities, which provides a great opportunity to the Trenchless community.
As the 2720AT tri-cone cut its way through the hard rock formation in one of Sydney’s residential areas, a familiar process is taking place. Up and down the side streets lay an arrangement of safety signs and witches hats with the occasional barricaded pit stretching across the nature strip.
D.J. & M.B. MacCormick Civil Engineering contractors recently completed the last of four microtunnels for Water Corporation as part of pipeline construction for the Perth desalination project.
Perry Infrastructure has embarked on an expansion plan by purchasing and manufacturing new microtunnelling equipment. At the same time Perry has been completing some major infrastructure Trenchless Technology projects as it has undergone the bold move to increase its fleet of machines.
Every laid pipe can be damaged due to ageing, ground movements and many other common reasons. Typically, this has been manually repaired or conventionally replaced. However conventional methods can be very costly and time consuming, on top of safety and environmental issues that may arise.
During April, Perma-Liner Victoria, the distributor and installation business licensed for the Perma-Liner range of pipe rehabilitation services, launched their Victorian operations. Perma-Liner Victoria held several above ground demonstrations of their cured in place no-dig pipeline relining system at Melbourne’s major Metropolitan Water Authorities.