WHEN TO USE IT
This technique is the best method to increase the capacity of an old conduit as the diameter can be increased to almost twice the size of the original pipe, diameter dependant.
Pipe bursting was initially developed to replace small diameter gas distribution lines, but has since grown in acceptance as an effective method for replacing pipelines diverse in size, material type and function including water, sewer or gas pipelines. Pipe bursting is used to replace brittle pipes such as clay, concrete, cast iron and asbestos. Insitu Pipelines is a certified Asbestos removal contractor with the Department of Labour.
Bursting avoids the need to secure additional right-of-way to install the replacement pipe. Bursting can be used to upsize the pipeline increasing its flow capacity.
The suitability of employing pipe bursting depends on numerous factors including burst length, host pipe material, upsize diameter and geological conditions. Insitu Pipelines has the experience to identify and calculate the pressure needed to burst the pipe and assess feasibility.
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Minor excavation at the insertion point may be required.
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