EASY PIPE - a New Technology for Trenchless Installation of Large Diameter Steel Pipelines
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In the past several methodologies have been developed for the trenchless installation of gas- and oil pipelines underneath obstacles like rivers, railways, runways etc. As the most popular technologies so far the so called Microtunneling (MT) or Pipe Jacking and the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) have proven to be highly efficient methodologies. The newly developed EASY PIPE technology combines elements of both MT and HDD together with innovative procedures and pieces of equipment. As a result EASY PIPE can be used in nearly all kinds of soil and rock without requiring permanent casing pipes and thus opening up new perspectives for cost effective trenchless pipeline installation with comparably low risk during installation.