Efficient and Effective
Michels is experienced at using the Direct Pipe® method to install pipelines under railways, highways, waterways and other situations where permanent borehole support is advantageous. The unique method combines a pipe thruster and tunneling machine, allowing a borehole to be created and pre-fabricated pipeline inserted in one continuous step.
A Direct Pipe® installation can be launched from the surface or a shallow shaft, and can be accurately steered to navigate a precise route with minimal ground cover. Additionally, it uses significantly less bentonite than other trenchless methods, dramatically reducing the possibility of inadvertent fluid returns.