Directional Boring

Overview

Directional boaring
Our personnel are experienced in all ground conditions, are efficient and accurate in limited time frames, and perform pre-bore and post-bore profiles.

Clean Harbors Directional Boring services offers experienced operators and technical equipment to execute bores up to 1,000 meters in length and pipe sizes up to 36 inches in diameter.

Clean Harbors provides comprehensive Directional Boring services using directional drills, air hammers and pipe fusion equipment. A team of professionals experienced with horizontal drilling methods and techniques has managed the growth and demands of clientele seeking solutions and alternatives to challenging underground installations.

We service the oil and gas industry and municipalities by installing pipeline, fibre optic, cable, gas, and water and sewer lines. We can complete a bore plan before commencing the job and a bore profile once the project is completed. These profiles contain exact measurements to the depth and slope of the utility or pipe being installed and provide the basis for the most appropriate engineering design. 

Consulting services are also available.

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Directional Drilling/HDD

Directional Drilling/HDD

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Clean Harbors Directional Drilling/HDD services provide trenchless installation of underground pipelines and utilities with minimal ground disturbance.

Clean Harbors is experienced in complex engineered HDD crossings. We are involved with the customer from design to execution to help ensure the project is successful. Consulting services are also available.

Clean Harbors offers the Ditch Witch® JT100 All Terrain directional drill for drilling in rock conditions. The All Terrain reduces the amount of water normally used in mud motoring with the capability of drilling through solid rock at lower gpm versus a normal mud motor process, which uses 300 gpm. The All Terrain directional drill also decreases the chance of a frac out.

Capacity

  • Bores up to 1,000 meters in length
  • Pipe sizes up to 36 inches in diameter (48-inch bore hole)
  • Up to 300,000 pounds of pullback
  • Up to 50,000 pounds of torque
  • 24-hour shifts
  • One of the largest fleets of 100,000 pounds and smaller rigs in Western Canada

Clean Harbors can also use directional drills in innovative applications such as removing blockages in pipelines and installing dewatering lines.

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Pipe Ramming

Pipe Ramming

Clean Harbors Pipe Ramming services allow for the installation of steel casing or conductor barrel in adverse ground conditions. 

Clean Harbors Pipe Ramming services can keep casing size to a minimum in cobble by swallowing the material whole. It further eliminates the risk of creating a void in sand conditions since the material is not removed until after the casing is installed.

Pneumatic-powered tools drive steel pipe horizontally into the ground. Soil enters the front end of the pipe, which is left open. After the installation is completed, the soil is removed by doubling up the casing or auguring out. Hammers are available in 12 to 20-inch diameters. 

Applications

  • Conductor Barrel Process stabilizes poor soil conditions, creates a friction-free section during pullback, and prevents drilling fluids under pressure from entering waterways and wetlands.
  • Pipe Ramming is ideal for large diameter pipe installation where directional drilling is not feasible due to adverse ground conditions.

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Pipe Extraction

Pipe Extraction

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A Clean Harbors crew is extracting a 500-foot section of 8-inch steel piping with a 12-inch directional boring air pneumatic hammer.

Clean Harbors Pipe Extraction services allow for the removal of abandoned pipelines and stuck directional drill rod.

Pneumatic-powered tools are attached to the abandoned or stuck pipe and an air hammer is reversed in order to help loosen the stuck pipe in the ground. The air hammer is used in conjunction with dozers and bed trucks to extract the pipe as it loosens.

Clean Harbors has the technical expertise to remove lines from underwater courses, roadways and other environmentally sensitive areas. 

 

 

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Pipe Fusion Services for HDPE and PVC

Pipe Fusion Services for HDPE and PVC

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Clean Harbors experienced fusion technicians and our wide range of fusion equipment allow us to complete your fusing projects efficiently while maintaining the highest level of quality control.

Clean Harbors provides butt fusion and electro-fusion of HDPE pipe up to 48 inches in diameter, and butt fusion of C900 PVC pipe up to 30 inches in diameter. Our experienced technicians arrive at sites with our own fusing equipment, support trailer, tent and datalogger. This means the fusions are completed in a controlled environment. Each fusion is logged to ensure each joint is right.

Pipe fusion is superior to conventional bell and spigot pipe connections because it:

  • Allows for the trenchless installation of product pipe
  • Prevents seam leaks

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SceptaCon™ Pipe Sales

SceptaCon™ Pipe Sales

Clean Harbors utilizes SceptaCon Pipe to protect transporter pipe from scarring and gouging. 

Available in 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch pipe, SceptaCon pipe is designed specifically for “pulled in place” type applications. 

Benefits

  • Prevents corrosion – Pre-installed, pre-lubricated O-ring remains watertight even under bend conditions, preventing YJ pipe corrosion.
  • Tensile strength – Spline lock connection mobilizes the pulling strength of raceway with no product deformation.
  • Quick assembly – Easily assembled with 10- and 20-foot lengths and no inconvenient fusion equipment is required.
  • Protection – Schedule 40 walls absorb rock gouging and are dependable in all weather conditions.
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Underground Utility Construction

Underground Utility Construction

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Clean Harbors technicians are installing 2-inch HDPE for power

Clean Harbors offers full capabilities to design, engineer and install complete underground utility projects.

By providing a turnkey solution for underground utility construction, Clean Harbors is able to eliminate the need for multiple contractors and allows you to get a true one-stop shop. This allows projects to be completed efficiently, on time and on budget. We specialize in trenchless conduit installations and have the capacity to take on large-scale trenchless utility projects. 

Clean Harbors is experienced in the installation of the following utilities:

  • Fibre
  • Power
  • Telecommunication
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