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UCT 2014 IPBA Education Track

We had another successful IPBA educational track at UCT this year. Here are all of the presentations available for you to download! Design Considerations & Benefits of Pipe Bursting Speaker:  George Mallakis, TT Technologies Review the basics of pipe bursting, …

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Proper Prep, Execution Cures First-Time Bursting Butterflies

Pipe bursting is a proven, reliable method for replacing deteriorated and undersized pipe lines. Although many North American utility system owners and operators, consulting engineers, suppliers and contractors have years of overall experience, a substantial number still have not had their first experience with the technology. …

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Tech Tips From Nassco: Guidelines for Pipe Bursting Technology

Pipe bursting is a widely used and proven method for replacing underground utility lines that convey critical materials like water, sewer, gas, and others. Pipe bursting is a trenchless replacement method in which an existing pipe is broken either by brittle fracture …

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Dealing With The Unexpected – What To Do When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Pipe bursting is a reliable and proven method of replacement of deteriorated or under capacity utility lines. The IPBA has developed a recurring series of technical articles and this article will be written with the understanding that the reader has an advanced knowledge of the pipe …

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Ensuring A Successful ‘Burst Day’

Not unlike any other form of construction, the result of a project and its overall success is highly dependent on the field crews actually conducting the work. This article will share some tips and experiences that will help give those new to trenchless …

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Managing Burst Forces

This article will focus on managing the “drag” or friction on the pipe and some of the lessons learned by IPBA members. In many pipe bursting designs, the length of the pipe that is to be installed is determined by the anticipated combination of the …

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Pipe Bursting In A Low Carbon World

In the past 10 years, the concept of climate change has become a big talking issue. There are two extreme camps that have become very polarized on either side taking the “pro or against” ideology. However like all issues, there is the silent majority still sitting …

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Emerging Trends in Drinking Water Rehabilitation

With drinking water systems in need of repair across the United States, it is paramount that we embrace new techniques and technologies that effectively upgrade the infrastructure in an economical way. A recent report indicated that 8 percent of drinking water mains in the …

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IPBA Launches Fast-Track Agenda For 2012

The International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) has ambitious plans for 2012 and got the year off to a good start in January with the introduction of new pipe bursting  guidelines at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) in San Antonio, TX. The …

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Pipe Bursting Myths and Misconceptions

Pipe bursting is a technology that has matured in North America since the early 2000’s. Although this technology has been proven internationally and more so domestically, there are many common myths and/or misconceptions that exist in regards to the technology and its practical application. In January …

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