News and Articles

May 02, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH

UNITRACC goes INTERNATIONAL. "Official Start" at the 2006 No-Dig Show in Nashville (USA).

The North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) presented UNITRACC, the repeatedly awarded, webbased information-, learning- and working-platform for sewer and pipeline construction as "No. 1 Platform for Information Education Business".
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Apr 28, 2006

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Basell Polyolefine GmbHDipl.-Ing. Ulrich Schulte

Optimised Properties. PE-HD Compounds for Pipe Extrusion.

As a compound for pipe extrusion, PE-HD has experienced 50 years of continuous success both in terms of ever increasing production quantities and in terms of constant product improvement - one example being the development of bimodal PE-HD. With a multimodal PE-HD the processing characteristics can now be improved in particular.
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Apr 18, 2006

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Emunds und Staudinger GmbH, Germany

Flexible trench shoring system creates room to manoeuvre. Rectangular sections swiftly inserted

A high-performance trench shoring system satisfies all the structural prerequisites for the quick and efficient installation of even large-size precast concrete elements. This is something that the civil engineering specialists of Stratebau GmbH experienced for themselves during a construction project in Markt Lappersdorf in Regensburg rural district.
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Apr 12, 2006

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Messe Berlin GmbH, Germany

Renewed confidence, more international participants and commercial success were the main features of the international congress and trade fair WASSER BERLIN 2006 / GAS BERLIN 2006

Over 26,000 trade visitors attended the water and gas event in Berlin – Ten per cent more trade visitors – 20 per cent of trade visitors came from abroad. From 3 to 7 April 2006 the European water and gas industry turned its attention to Berlin. Over 26,000 trade visitors from 42 countries came to the city in search of information about the latest developments in technology and energy policy in this sector. In the words of Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH: "WASSER BERLIN / GAS BERLIN 2006 again demonstrated its outstanding importance for both industries. One of the most encouraging features has been the increase in the numbers of international exhibitors, trade visitors and delegations."
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Apr 10, 2006

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WEF - Water Environment Federation

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Online Journal to debut in fall 2006

Alexandria, VA – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces Journal of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize - For the Future, From the Future, a new electronic publication of winning entries to the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) state competition. Published annually, the journal will debut in the fall of 2006 and feature original papers related to water quality, water resource management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.
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Apr 06, 2006

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Messe Berlin, Germany

Focus on the gas and water industries for five daysCongress and Trade Fair WASSER BERLIN / GAS BERLIN 2006

WASSER / GAS BERLIN, which takes place for the twelfth time from 3 to 7 April, will be attended by 630 exhibitors and an expected 25,000 trade visitors. It occupies a hall area of 45,245 square metres and, with its extensive programme of congresses, it again demonstrates its value as an international platform for dialogue in these two sectors. In six exhibition halls exhibitors will be presenting the latest developments in the water and gas industries, under a number of main headings.
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Mar 31, 2006

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Wavin

Wavin sells participation in Australia/New Zealand, and enters into long term technology agreement

The Wavin Group, Europe's leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions, announced that it has sold its 25% stake in Iplex Pipelines (manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipeline systems in Australia and New Zealand).
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Mar 29, 2006

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Borealis A/S

Pipe industry benefits from unique Borealis injection moulding grade for PE100 fittings

Borealis has launched Borstar® HE3490-IM, a unique polyethylene (PE) grade specifically for the injection moulding of PE100 pressure pipe fittings. This solution provides the fitting manufacturers with a better alternative to the extrusion materials which they currently use – a material that combines the higher pressure performance of a PE100 material with the processing friendliness of a PE80. The whole value chain from fittings manufacturer to pipe producer, contractor and pipeline owner will benefit from the greater consistency in overall quality and performance achieved with this grade.
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Mar 28, 2006

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HOBAS Rohre GmbH, Neubrandenburg (G)Uwe Kreitel

Rehabilitation of pipes with a non-circular cross-section

HOBAS NC Line - for pipes with a non-circular cross-section HOBAS NC Line are glass-reinforced polyester (GRhttp://www.unitracc.de/aktuelles/artikel/rehabilitation-of-pipes-with-a-non-circular-cross-section-en#fieldsetlegend-datesP) pipes manufactured using the filament winding process and designed for construction or rehabilitation of non-circular sewers. The special pipes can be made to fit inside the old sewer for rehabilitation or in virtually any shape required for new installations. HOBAS NC Line Pipes are consisting of polyester resin, quartz sand and glass.
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Mar 27, 2006

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EUROPIPE GmbH, Muelheim an der Ruhr (G) Dr.-Ing. Hans-Georg Hillenbrand

First high strength pipeline section in Italy

Snam Rete Gas decided for the first time to lay a pipeline section in L555 MB (X80) steel in Italy as part of the TAP project on high strength steels, sponsored by ENI Group. This pipeline trunk, 10 km long, will be placed on the Enna-Montalbano line which, for the remaining part, will be built in X65, the maximum steel grade used till now by Snam Rete Gas. This paper presents information on the pipe and bend production and on the preliminary experimental activity performed for weldability and field bending items.
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Mar 24, 2006

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Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT)

Immense interest: Visitors to the 2006 PDAC in Toronto excited by the DMT digital drilling core scanner

Essen, March 20, 2006. At the beginning of March, Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT) presented at this year's PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada) the second generation of its "CoreScan" measurement system. And it was a resounding success: "The drawing power of our system was enormous. Following this, the world's largest industry fair devoted to mining exploration and investments, we have already received twenty serious inquiries," explains Dr. Jens Wiegand, DMT Product Manager. Among those interested are global players active above all in exploring potential reserves of diamonds, platinum, gold and non-ferrous metals.
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Mar 22, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner Dipl.-Ing Adrian Uhlenbroch

Correct defect identification and damage assessment in general and of corrosion defects in particular as basis for efficient sewer rehabilitation planning

ABSTRACTAs waste water systems get older, their performance tends to decline. Breaks, cracks, corrosion and other types of failures causing leakage, hydraulic bottlenecks etc. up to collapsing sewers and mains. Condition assessment – either cyclic or demand orientated – is the basis for rehabilitation planning. The quality of inspection and assessment forms the base for cost efficient and sustainable section and network rehabilitation. Especially corrosion defects are difficult to identify and separate from other defects such as abrasion or incrustation. The correct identification of each of the defects is one major issue for later rehabilitation planning. Another one is the correct assessment of such defects. Sophisticated damage models, based on stability analysis, allow the possibility of detailed section assessment needed for priority ranking and the indication of the rehabilitation type (repair, renovation or replacement). The theoretical background of the different steps is outlined and all issues are dealt with in detail on examples.
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Mar 20, 2006

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Bernd Schuster Produktmanager Georg Fischer Wavin AG

Modern methods of installing dependable hydrants

In cases of fire outbreaks, a constant and reliable supply of water must be readily available to enable the fire fighters to complete their allotted task. At the same time the water supply utilities are obliged to take the necessary measures to ensure that a piping network can be effectively filled, vented, flushed and drained as well as to be able to provide temporary or emergency supplies through the use of hydrants. Each and every pipeline component installed up to the hydrant outlet must function in a reliable manner. Other factors such as traffic flow, space requirements and hydrant type must be taken into consideration during the installation of such water hydrants. This paper is intended to give an overview of the products and methods in use today as well as future developments in this direction.
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Mar 16, 2006

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The PE100+ Association

PE100+ Association's Board of Directors re-elected

At the annual Member meeting on February 22nd 2005, the PE100+ Association elected Robin Bresser, Borealis Pipe Marketing Manager, as its new President. André Scheelen from BP, the previous President, decided not to stay in the Board of the Association but will keep an active role in the Member meeting.
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Mar 15, 2006

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Funke Kunststoffe GmbH Dieter JungmannDirector Drainage Products Division

Integral ball takes up movements - Flexible house connections

The quality of our ground water and soil is determined not least by the state of sewers and pipework. High-grade pipes and proper economic construction of the sewers are a basic requirement for a long lasting network of pipelines. Intact sewerage pipes ensure that foul and rainwater is taken away safely and quickly. Modern sewer building is thus an investment for the future.
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Mar 12, 2006

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Jacques Cognard (Trelleborg)

Breakthrough in rubber hose technology for deep-water oil exploration

Oil companies have recently been looking at hitherto unexplored deepwater environments for new sources of black gold. But along with a whole raft of complications and demands brought about by this new environment is the problem of how the oil can be transported safely and efficiently from the source. However, thanks to a breakthrough in marine rubber hose technology, Trelleborg's Trelline system can now ensure the safety and efficiency of this connection, with significant overall cost reductions.
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Mar 09, 2006

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Messe Berlin GmbH

WASSER and GAS BERLIN 2006 from 3 to 7 April - Experts discuss the issue of pharmaceutical residues in water

In addition to pathogenic micro-organisms, purified municipal water also contains a number of organic trace materials resulting from residential, commercial and industrial use. In past years particular attention has been paid to active pharmaceutical ingredients, endocrine disruptive compounds (EDCs) and other substances that are the product of everyday processes. Because it originates from so many different sources, elimination of the pollution resulting from municipal sewage systems is only conceivable or possible in certain special cases.
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Mar 08, 2006

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Borealis GmbH, Linz, AustriaDr. Karl Ebner

High quality PP-B pipe materials for sewage pipe systems

Polypropylene (PP) materials have been successfully used for the manufacturingof piping systems for a long time and have demonstrated their performance inpressure and non-pressure applications. Polypropylene block copolymers (PPB),which exhibit excellent impact resistance amongst other properties, are predominantlyused for the manufacturing of non-pressure sewage and drainage pipe systems.
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Mar 06, 2006

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Herrenknecht AG

Teamwork Tunnelling: It's moving in Madrid's underground.

On the Iberian peninsula 18 Earth Pressure Balance Shields and Hard Rock Machines in total are currently being deployed in metro or road tunnelling and trans-regional railway projects. Half of the machines are boring their way through the underground of the Spanish capital Madrid, which consequently and rapidly develops its underground public transportation and metro system.
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Mar 03, 2006

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Amiantit Group

Amiantit sells its 51% share in Afico to Al Zamil Industrial Investment Company for SAR 65 Million

Dammam, February 2006: As part of the Amiantit Group's strategy to focus on its core industry of pipe manufacturing and water management projects, Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company has sold all of its 51% shares in Afico for SAR 65 million to Al Zamil Industrial Investment Company.
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Mar 03, 2006

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Borealis A/S

Borealis appoints new Vice President Engineering Applications

Borealis has appointed Paul Turner as Vice President Engineering Applications with effect March 1, 2006. In his new role Paul will head the Borealis automotive and appliances business including the sales, marketing and development units. He will be based in Mechelen, Belgium.
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Mar 02, 2006

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Jason Haas (Earth Tool Company LLC.)

Short burst, big savings

In the midst of a $US53 million addition to the Mechanical Engineering building on the Purdue University campus, it was discovered that a 15 foot deep, 12 inch clay sewer lateral that serviced the building had a collapsed section of pipe.
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Feb 28, 2006

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Borouge Pte Ltd

Borouge high performance polyolefins applications on show at Chinaplas 2006

Borouge will be putting its high performance polyolefin business on show at Chinaplas, Asia’s largest international exhibition for the plastics & rubber Industries, in Shanghai from 26 to 29 April 2006. Located in Hall W3, Booth C03 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong, Borouge will showcase how the high performance polyethylene (PE) produced by its plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE can be applied in three distinct sectors: packaging, pipes and wire & cable
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Feb 22, 2006

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Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Chem. Michael Quast Denso GmbH

New field joint Coating system for trenchless laid steel pipes

Corrosion protective coatings of steel pipes laid by horizontal directional drilling are particularly stressed. Thermosetting compounds based on polyurethane or epoxies have proven their performance for the protection of welded joints of such pipes. The application of thermosetting joint coatings can currently be carried out in a lamination process, resulting in glass reinforced plastics coatings, or by spatula in case of polyurethane based materials.
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Feb 22, 2006

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Trenchless Australasia

Tunnelling down under

Tunnelling and underground construction projects continue to boom in Australia and New Zealand, driven largely by the rapid urbanisation of capital cities.
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