There are two main methods of pipe bursting which are hydraulic or pneumatic. Hydraulic equipment is primarily used for water pipeline renewals whereas Pneumatic equipment is primarily suited to sewer pipeline renewals.
Pipebursting can be applied where the host pipe is made of cast iron, clay, concrete, PVC, Asbestos Cement, or even previously lined pipes. In sewer applications, the length of a run is typically from manhole to manhole or even through man holes, depending on the specific application. For water mains, the length of run is typically determined by the distance between hydrants, tees or valve locations.
Downer PipeTech have a wide inventory of pneumatic and hydraulic pipebursting equipment along with experienced crews operating throughout Australia. We continue to upgrade and expand the fleet of Pipe bursting equipment and have recently taken delivery of a 200 ton cable pipe bursting / lining rig which allows us to deliver larger diameter and longer length projects. We are now able to deliver pipebursting projects ranging in size from 100mm up to 1200mm.