What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?
An overview on the method and benefits of HDD
Installing piping, conduit or cabling underground via HDD is quickly becoming the preferred method of underground installation, worldwide
Minimizing the environmental impact on the surrounding area,is best suited to applications where traditional trenching or excavating is either not practical or otherwise impossible.
Installing piping, conduit or cabling underground viais quickly becoming the preferred method of underground installation, worldwide – Providing a host of benefits from sheer speed, less noise and ecological disturbance.
There are several key components to an HDD installation aside from the directional drill itself – These include the drilling fluids (mud), back reamer (used to enlarge the bore hole to accommodate the product), a plug (to smooth the bore after reaming) and finally the product to be pulled back.
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The benefits of are extensive and include drastic reductions in environmental pollution, less restoration and less noise over archaic trenching methods.
The benefits ofare extensive – Ecological disturbance and contamination is virtually eliminated from the job site in comparison to traditional open cut installation methods. Additionally, noise pollution is isolated to the location of the drill itself, which in many cases is several hundred (or thousands) of meters from the planned exit point of the drill head and far away from homes and businesses.
Additionally, the expense along with other facets of surface restoration is minimized to a mere fraction of those associated to installations via open cutting – As only two excavations are required at the entry and exit points of the drill stem.
- Lower restoration costs and higher productivity in comparison to archaic trenching.
- Less noise and pollution.
- Less environmental disruption.