TRACK IV-B = PIPE BURSTING FUNDAMENTALS: COMPARISONS, SELECTION & DESIGN

feb-1

Moderator
Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies


8:30-8:55 a.m.
Analyzing the Bread & Butter Benefits of Pipe Bursting
Speaker
Richard (Bo) Botteicher, P.E., Vice President/General Manager, Underground Solutions Inc.
Description
Rehabilitation of aged water distribution systems through the use of pipe bursting technology has several key benefits that set it apart from the other trenchless rehabilitation options. In particular, pipe bursting methodology works well for the routine, smaller-diameter rehabilitation work that defines the bulk of the infrastructure in need of replacement. This presentation will discuss routine pipe bursting projects and programs that demonstrate the efficiency, as well as the time- and money-saving potential, of pipe bursting small-diameter water distribution system piping.

botteicher(Richard) Bo Botteicher, P.E., has 17 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries, Currently vice president and general manager at Underground Solutions Inc., he started with the company 10 years ago as senior product engineer He specializes in horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting and sliplining trenchless installation methodologies.


9:00-9:25 a.m.
Upsizing from 12” to 20” By Static Pipe Bursting
Speaker
Mike Woodcock, Owner, Portland Utilities Construction
Description
Upsizing from 12” to 20” Ductile Iron Pipe Size (DIPS) utilizing static pipe bursting challenged the limits of pipe bursting technology. This presentation will highlight the reasons and benefits that brought Lexington Utilities and Water Management engineers to test these limits, and the risks associated with that decision.


9:30-10:25 a.m.
Flint, MI, Update and Rehab Needs, Opportunities
Speaker
Troy Freed, Director-Trenchless Technologies/Business Development Manager, Corby Energy Services Inc.
Description
This presentation will provide an update on the short-term remedies and potential long-term solutions for the Flint, MI, situation, along with the implications it may have on the pipe bursting and rehabilitation industry.


10:30-11:25 a.m.
AC Bursting, EncapsulAC: Rules, Regulations & Solution
Speakers
Edward Ambler, P.E., President, AM Trenchless
Sam Boyd, President, BoydTech Inc.
Description
A clear path through the complex regulations surrounding asbestos cement (AC) pipe bursting has been set through a Florida project involving almost 35 miles of pipeline rehabilitated with over $10 million in federal funding. Hesitations regarding the disposition of the remaining AC pipe fragments still remain. A new product called EncapsulAC is aimed at addressing the concerns for leaving the fragments of AC pipe in place, but fully encapsulating them and the production pipeline with a workable coagulated mass. This presentation will explain all the rules and regulations surrounding AC pipe bursting, including NESHAP and OSHA limits. The presentation and discussion of field-test case studies will demonstrate that using EncapsulAC fluid can mitigate all scenarios regarding the potential for future asbestos fibrous release.


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