THE PIPELINE PROBLEM AND AUSSIE BURST SOLUTION


The failure of ageing sewer, water, gas and other utility pipelines is a global problem. Premature failure from tree roots penetration, poorly aligned joints, ground movements, and services simply reaching beyond their expected life cause leakage out of and also into pipelines. Leakages are expensive leaving utility companies with a major financial headache. The options are, renovate the existing pipe or, replace - but which.


There are many renovation systems on the market, mostly types of inserted liner or spray lining techniques. These systems can be effective, but generally only offer temporary solutions. Very often increased consumer demand requires upsizing the pipe to increase capacity. At best a liner will only restore the original capacity.  Putting off the inevitable is not usually cost effective.  The long term solution is therefore replacement


HOW DOES THE AUSSIE BURST WORK?


Aussie Burst is a simple hydraulic push / pull rod system. First excavate two pits at a predetermined distance apart and break into the existing pipe. Install the hydraulic rod pusher / puller, then push the leading flexible rod called the Teardrop up the old pipe. As the rod string advances the Teardrop will faithfully follow the existing pipe. Upon reaching the other pit remove the Teardrop and attach the the appropriate splitting arrow, followed by the bursting cone and pipe puller. Attach the new pipe from a trailer mounted drum and reverse the hydraulic system to install the new service, upsizing if required. Move to the next in line pit to continue the process, butt welding the sections together to form a continuous pipeline.
















THE COMPLETE SYSTEM


This simple, rugged and reliable system, quality engineered to withstand harsh Australian conditions, has an extensive range of tools and accessories as standard.

Power Pack - featuring a sound proofed power pack, housing a reliable             liquid cooled Kubota diesel engine driving twin cast iron hydraulic gear pumps, producing a maximum pulling force of 40 tonnes at 4000 psi.

Pendant Control - allows the operator to work outside the pit in absolute safety

Taper Threaded Pulling Rods - coarse taper threads allow for quick and easy connection / disconnection of the rod string. Hand tight is quite sufficient. Two steel stillages are provided for storage.

Double Reversible Pulling Jaws - the twin jaw system allows a full 600mm pull with no spring back on the new pipe. The fixed jaws hold the pipe string tight ready for the next pull. The jaws float to allow for any misalignment between the rod string and pipe.

90 Degree Knuckle Pullers - allow pipe installation in tight situations.


A PROFITABLE SOLUTION


Capable of installing 100m of new service in just 35 minutes, making it possible to install 200m+ per day, the Aussie Burst offers significant savings for contractors. A reduction in the use of heavy equipment and traffic management, a reduction in labour and a reduction in re-instatements offer immediate direct savings, not to mention the reduced impact for the general public.  Simple to operate and maintain, Aussie Burst is designed for contractors and rental companies.  Full training is given as part of our service.

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THE ADVANCED TRENCHLESS PIPE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM
  1. -RUGGED QUALITY ENGINEERING

  2. -HIGH PERFORMANCE

  3. -FAST INSTALLATION

  4. -QUIET HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  5. -HIGH OPERATOR SAFETY PENDANT CONTROL

  6. -FULL EXPOSURE OF NEW SERVICE WITHOUT REPOSITIONING THE WINCH

  7. -EASY OPERATION

  8. -EASY MAINTENANCE

  1. -LOW COSTS IN LABOUR, PLANT & REINSTATEMENT

  2. -ALLOWS FOR UPSIZING OF PIPES

  3. -PROVIDES A LONG TERM SOLUTION

  4. -ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

  5. -NO ROAD CLOSURES

  6. -MINIMAL SURFACE DISTURBANCE

  7. -LIMITED RE-INSTATEMENT WARRANTY