FPVC® Pipe used for HDD Sections on New Force Main

We’re excited to be expanding our Fusible PVC™ installation base in NJ with the recent completion of 1,800LF of 12” DR18 force main installed via directional drilling in Camden County, NJ. Please feel free to call me to learn more about how Fusible PVC™ might be able to help you on your pipeline project.

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Installation in Camden County, NJ

In spring 2010, Underground Solutions (UGSI) contracted with RNR Contractors, Inc. of Shamong, NJ to provide UGSI’s FPVC pipe and fusion services for the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) Regional Interceptor Project in Winslow Township, Camden County, NJ.

Churchill Engineering of Berlin, NJ designed the force main to include directional drill sections to cross under wooded wet lands and a culvert system. Churchill designed the open cut alignment of the force main with 12” DR18 bell & spigot PVC pipe. FPVC® pipe was selected to complete the directional drill sections to maintain material, dimensional and fittings continuity throughout the entire line. Carson & Roberts of Lafayette, NJ performed the directional drills and UGSI provided fusion services. The trenchless portion of the pipeline project was completed in March.

Pipeline Details and Project Summary

Owner: Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
Engineer: Churchill Consulting Engineering
Project: CCMUA Regional Interceptor Project
Location: Winslow Township, NJ
General Contractor: RNR Contractors
HDD Contractor: Carson & Roberts
Pipe Size/Length: 1,800 LF 12” DR18 FPVC®
Installation: Horizontal Directional Drill (2 Drills: 1,400’ and 400’)

UGSI Contact:

Chet Allen (724) 321-1514
callen@undergroundsolutions.com

The 1,400’ directional drill was achieved utilizing a walk-over tracking system requiring 2 days to drill the pilot hole, 2 days of reaming to an 18” diameter final bore hole. Scott Murray with Carson & Roberts commented: “This was our first installation with Fusible PVC pipe. Based on the successful results, I expect to see many more projects being designed with Fusible PVC.”

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