Easy Pipe

So how does IPC use the Easy Pipe method to successfully reach our client’s goals?

Just like Direct Pipe®, Easy Pipe combines proven drilling techniques (microtunneling and HDD) to install pipelines.

It’s a multi-step pipe jacking process involving pushing an interim steel casing pipe through a borehole ahead of the pipeline.

Advantages

  • Less disposal, less bentonite
  • Accurate curved drilling approach
  • Minimization of geological risk because the borehole is permanently supported
  • Adaptable to most geological conditions
  • Safe pipeline construction

The drilling process

This method is a three-step operation:

  • The borehole is installed using standard microtunneling and Easy Pipe steel pipes.
  • After the drill head has reached the target pit on the other side of the crossing, it is disassembled, and a connector piece is installed between the jacking pipes and pipeline.
  • The casing or product pipe is then pulled back into the borehole.
STEP 1

Install the borehole using micro-tunneling equipment and EasyPipe steel pipes

STEP 2

After reaching the other side, connect to the product pipe and prepare to pull back through the hole

STEP 3

In parallel, pull the product pipe through the borehole and fill the overcut, while dismantling the steel pipes

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