September 2013, Vol. 240 No. 9

Features

MSC Unleashes Safety Report On Pipeline Boring Practices

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released “Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring,” the seventh in a series of content-rich guidance documents developed by the coalition’s various subject-specific committees. While pipelines are usually installed by digging a trench and placing the line deep underground there is an alternative pipeline practice called pipeline boring. Pipeline boring, also referred to as horizontal directional drilling (HDD), is a trenchless practice that is used when installing a line where trenching isn’t feasible, such as under highways, railways and water bodies. The MSC gives six cardinal rules for pipeline boring, first and f

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