Pipe Bursting Philadelphia

Pipe bursting is a relatively new technology that involves replacing an outdated or deteriorated pipeline with a new one of the same or larger diameter, and with the same material or a different material. Pipe bursting destroys the old pipe while installing a new one, and it utilizes the latest technology in order to do this. There are a number of reasons why you may consider pipe bursting for your next pipe repair, as it is one of the top technologies and there is no need to dig a trench with this particular method.

Pipe bursting utilizes several different methods

There are multiple options and different types of technology that can be used for pipe bursting such as static, hydraulic, lateral, and pneumatic. There are substantial differences between each type of method, and the main difference is the way that force is transferred to the existing pipe during the bursting. Pipe bursting methods destroy the existing pipe while installing a brand new pipe right behind it, and pipe bursting is often preferred when the existing pipe cannot be fixed with a pipe liner or another type of material.

Hydraulic pipe bursting

Hydraulic pipe bursting usually involves replacing iron and steel, but it can be used for several other different types of materials. This type of pipe bursting is performed from one manhole to another. It fragments the pipe from the inside with the use of a bursting head and utilizes hydraulic cylinders to expand the bursting head. Hydraulic bursting is often used for the replacement of gravity pipelines and sewer lines that can vary widely in rage. It is one of the most commonly used types of pipe bursting because of its efficiency and effectiveness.

Static pipe bursting

Static pipe bursting is used for water and gas pipelines made from steel and iron. Bladed rollers can be used during static pipe bursting to prevent any tearing of the host pipe. It utilizes a horizontal winch that functions as a high tension drum winch or a hydraulic jack. Although the method is simple it works quite well. It is a proven method that can utilize the existing utility path, and it offers a major risk reduction in regards to potential damage to any utility lines that are adjacent to the pipeline that is being replaced. It also offers to minimally increase pipe diameters while substantially increasing flow rates.

To learn more about most experienced pipe bursting Philadelphia has to offer, contact an expert at Pipeshark today by calling 610-993-9300.