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Juniata River Direct Pipe Installation

Juniata River Direct Pipe Installation

Scope

Michels completed the installation of approximately 650 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the Juniata River via Direct Pipe® method. The entry angle was 4 degrees and the exit at 5 degrees. Though the elevation difference was minimal, the access to the exit location and depth of the exit brought forth challenges. The entry location was in a flat area surrounded by wetlands along the river, and the exit location was along a steep slope that started immediately at the bank of the river. The exit location had to accommodate nearly a 35-foot reception pit/shaft to retrieve the microtunnel boring machine.

With 12 days of mining, the microtunnel boring machine reached the exit location crossing through mixed geology consisting of predominately shale and mudstone.

  • Michels completed the installation of approximately 650 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the Juniata River via Direct Pipe® method.

Projects

Michels completed the 790 foot installation of a 42-inch steel pipeline for the Mariner East II project utilizing the Direct Pipe method.

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Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Pennsylvania

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Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Michels Direct Pipe contractors employed Direct Pipe to install approximately 860 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the North Pottstown Pike/Highway 100.

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North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

Pennsylvania

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North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

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Calumet River Direct Pipe

Illinois

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Calumet River Direct Pipe

Michels used the Direct Pipe methodology to install a 48-inch gas pipeline under the Rio Grande and the border between the United States and Mexico.

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Rio Grande border crossing

Texas

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Rio Grande border crossing

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