19 June: Workshop Pipeline installation using the direct pipe method
Deltares will be organising the workshop 'Pipeline installation using the direct pipe method' on 19 June. Direct pipe is a new trenchless technique developed by Herrenknecht.
October 2007 saw the world premiere for the new direct pipe technology, when the technique was used to install a 464 m (1,522 ft) long culvert underneath the Rhine River near Worms in Germany. The direct pipe technique uses a Pipe Thruster to push the pipe through the borehole.
The success of this new metho d led to its use in several other projects. Deltares was asked to study a new design model and also drew up new design rules.
The programme of the workshop is as follows:
1200 hrs - Lunch
1300 hrs - Opening (Henk Kruse, Deltares)
1305 hrs - Introduction by the chairman (Sijbrand Stratingh, Gasunie)
1310 hrs - The direct pipe method (Diana Pfeff, Herrenknecht)
1400 hrs - Project experiences (Ronald van Krieken, A. Hak Drillcon )
1440 hrs - Design aspects (Erik Brink Gasunie)
1510 hrs - The calculation method for the thrust force (Henk Kruse, Deltares)
1600 hrs - Pipe stress analysis (Wilco van Dam, Tebodin)
1635 hrs - Discussion
1650 hrs - Conclusions and closure by the chairman (Sijbrand Stratingh, Gasunie)
1700 hrs - Drinks
The workshop is of particular interest for contractors and pipeline engineers and for managers of gas, water and electricity networks.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please let us know by sending an e-mail to Sabine van Bleijswijk
Published:05 June 2012