When pipeline routes cross roads, creeks or rivers, open-cut techniques typically cannot be used. In these encounters, contractors often turn to dry techniques using a tracked auger boring machine (ABM) or a cradle boring machine (CBM), or with wet techniques using a slurry mix and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment. While HDD is the preferred choice for accuracy beyond 400 ft, boring machines are well-suited for shorter crossings.
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The Big Equipment Handbook is the biggest spec guide dedicated solely to the large-scale machinery used in pipeline installation from cradle to grave. The Big Equipment Handbook highlights the products and specs for machines associated with Right of Way Clearing, Pipe Handling, Crawler Carriers, Bull Dozers (a new section for 2017), Pipe Bending, Trenchers, Hydraulic Excavators, Vacuum Excavators, HDD Rigs, Boring Machines, Backfill and Padding Machines and Restoration Equipment.
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