Horizontal Directional Drilling

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Horizontal Directional Drilling

The immense task of maintaining and expanding the utility infrastructure around the world is a challenging one. The traditional methods of replacement and repair primarily revolved around open trench construction. These traditional methods often prove to be costly and troublesome, especially with today’s congested and buried infrastructure. The high cost of open trench construction is often driven by necessary restoration of roadways, sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping. Other problems often stem from the disruption of traffic and the danger to workers in high traffic areas. To overcome the drawbacks of open trench construction, the government, utility, and construction industries started looking for alternative methods for replacing and repairing the underground infrastructure. One of the alternative construction methods, and perhaps the fastest-growing technology in the trenchless industry, is horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HDD has experienced rapid growth in the construction industry over the past few decades. The horizontal-directional-drilling process represents a significant improvement over traditional cut-and-cover methods for installing pipelines beneath obstructions, such as roadways, driveways, historical areas, landscaped areas, rivers, streams, and shorelines, which warrant specialized construction attention. To efficiently and properly utilize the many benefits offered by HDD construction, design engineers should have a working knowledge of the HDD process. This knowledge will assist them in developing constructible designs that can be executed in the field while meeting the requirements of the utility company. This book is written for the designers, engineers, and utility company personnel who are involved or interested in HDD construction. The tools and techniques used in the HDD process are an outgrowth of the oilwell-drilling industry. The first use of directional wells in oil fields was motivated by economics. The oil fields off the California coast were the spawning grounds for directional drilling practices and equipment. Later oil and gas discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico and other countries promoted the expansion of directional drilling technology and practices. The horizontal drilling rigs used for utility and pipeline construction are similar to the oil-well-drilling rigs with the major exception that a horizontal drilling rig is equipped with an inclined ramp as opposed to a vertical mast.

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling
  4. Installation and Feasibility Considerations
  5. HDD Technology and Equipment
  6. HDD Design
  7. HDD Installation
  8. HDD Stress Analysis for Steel Product Pipe
  9. HDD Pipe Stress Analysis for Plastic Pipe
  10. HDD Tracking and Surveying
  11. HDD Contracts
  12. Turnkey Contract
  13. Directional Drilling Footage Contract
  14. Guidelines For A Successful Directional Crossing Bid Package
  15. A Survey of Current Horizontal Directional Drilling Practices in Canada and the United States
  16. Engineering Survey Sample
  17. Glossary
  18. Index
Título: Horizontal Directional Drilling
Idioma: Ingles
Año de Publicación: 2005
Número de Páginas: 267
Formato: pdf
Peso del Archivo: 10.5 MB
Compresor de Archivos: .rar

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