Direct Pipe

Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Scope

Michels completed the 790 foot installation of a 42-inch steel pipeline for the Mariner East II project utilizing the Direct Pipe method. Direct Pipe combines a pipe thruster and tunneling machine, allowing a borehole to be created and pre-fabricated pipeline inserted in one continuous step.

The pipeline served as a conduit for a 16-inch product pipeline. The exit location of the pipe was in a 40-foot deep pit that allowed for machine retrieval and final tie-ins. Throughout the installation, crews experienced changing geological conditions from soft sandy clays to hard limestone and sand stone layers.

The project was performed in a rural environment with hills on both sides of the installation, which created geometry challenges during the design phase. The solution involved a trench at the entry to accommodate the pipe string, as well as a deep shaft at the exit location.

  • Michels completed the 790 foot installation of a 42-inch steel pipeline for the Mariner East II project utilizing the Direct Pipe method.
  • The solution involved a trench at the entry to accommodate the pipe string, as well as a deep shaft at the exit location.

Projects

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 Direct Pipe methodology to complete two installations on a pipeline project in Texas.

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Sweeny Midstream Spread D

Texas

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Sweeny Midstream Spread D

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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