Pipe Bursting Wiki

pipe bursting

Pipe bursting is a method of trenchless pipe repair useful for the repair and maintenance of sewer pipe lines, water pipe lines, or natural gas pipe lines  without the need to dig a traditional trench. Pipe bursting is an effective and efficient way to replace old or damaged pipe lines.

Pipe bursting requires the following:

  • Expander head
  • Pulling rods
  • Pulling machine
  • Retaining device
  • Hydraulic power

Pipes can also be expanded by pipe bursting through a process known as “upsizing”. The gas and water industries rely heavily on pipe bursting to scale and grow because pipe upsizing is a cost effective alternative to pipe replacement on some projects.

Pipe Bursting Specializations

Vortex Turnkey, a division of Vortex Companies, specializes in pipe bursting and slip lining. Pipe bursting and slip lining are two methods of trenchless pipe replacement performed. With 40 years of experience in the industry, we’ve performed trenchless pipe replacement on pipes of all shapes and sizes including:

  • Non-RCP Pipe
  • RCP Pipe
  • Clay Pipe
  • DIP Pipe
  • PVC Pipe

Benefits of Pipe Bursting

Trenchless pipe replacement methods such as pipe bursting and slip lining carry many benefits. Old pipe can be displaced and simultaneously replaced with new HDPE pipe. Also, it is easy to upsize and add flow capacity in needed flow areas. Surface disruption is minimal and it is also up to 40% less expensive than traditional dig and replace methods.

Did you know: Vortex Companies offers a variety of pipe bursting products and pipe bursting services to make your next project run smoothly. Contact us to help you select the best provider(s) in your area to perform pipe bursting.

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