Horizontal steel casings protect utility lines installed underneath highways and buildings. While vertical casings mainly have one installation method, horizontal casings have many versatile methods. Let’s look at a few horizontal casing installation methods and applications.
Horizontal Steel Casing Installation Methods
When you need to install horizontal steel casing pipe, you can use a few different methods to complete the installation. These installation methods include:
- Horizontal Directional Drilling: This method uses polymer-based drilling mud to cut through silt, sand, and clay and create a drilling hole. Once the hole is formed and configured properly, a drilling rig sits on top of the ground above and sends a pilot rod down into one side of the hole. The rig pushes the pilot rod through to the hole’s other side and attaches a reaming head to the other side. Then the rig makes the hole bigger until it can install the horizontal steel casing over the pilot rods. Horizontal directional drilling is a trenchless form of drilling.
- Horizontal Remediation: This installation method uses two main types of hole configurations: double-entry completions, also called surface-to-surface, and single-entry completions, also called blind holes. Double-entry completions are used more frequently, but both completion types fix horizontal casing pipe and utility lines that have become contaminated. Single-entry completions become useful in situations where the contaminated area is obstructed from one side or located under a large building. Double-entry completions work best when a rig can access both sides of the contaminated area.
- Auger Boring: This method often works best for utility lines located beneath highways and roads. The auger boring process jacks a horizontal steel casing through the project’s main shaft into a reception shaft. Auger boring machines often perform the installation process, but their use can vary from project to project. Auger boring creates stable bores, and this method has a high success rate.
These installation methods put steel casings in place so the casing pipe can protect underground utility lines or fiber optic cables. The method you choose depends on your project’s demands and the type of soil you need to move to install the steel casings.
Horizontal Casing Applications
As stated above, horizontal casings work best beneath roads and buildings. They can handle the pressure of the buildings or roads above them, and their installation’s horizontal angles prevent site disruption. That means the area around the installation doesn’t lose water or electricity because of the casings’ placement. Because of this, horizontal steel casings help create efficient horizontal wells that carry water to facilities and communities with little interruption. You can also use them for electric lines and fiber optic cables. Whatever you use horizontal steel casings for, you can expect them to stand up to any buildings or roads above them and protect the lines they encase.
Customizing Horizontal Casings for Specific Applications
Let’s say you have a project that requires horizontal casings, but stock steel casing pipe doesn’t fit your project’s needs. What do you do? Find a casing manufacturer and pipe supplier that provides steel casing fabrication services. A supplier with custom steel casing fabrication services can give you the custom pipe sizes or thicknesses you need for your project.
Reach out to Pittsburgh Pipe today to learn more about our horizontal casing pipe supply and fabrication services.
How Does Pittsburgh Pipe Help You With Your Horizontal Casing Installation?
Pittsburgh Pipe has custom steel casing fabrication services that we use to meet our customers’ piping needs. We provide casings in a variety of thicknesses and sizes to accommodate different installations. We also offer a range of road bore casings that protect utility lines beneath highways and large roads. Our horizontal casings protect utility lines and fiber optic cables, which gives you flexibility in how you use them below the ground.
Use Pittsburgh Pipe for Your Horizontal Steel Casing Needs
Reach out to Pittsburgh Pipe for all your horizontal casing pipe needs. We distribute our casings throughout the United States from our centrally located St. Louis headquarters and other nearby locations. We have the resources to provide both customized and stock steel casing pipe, depending on what your project requires. Let us help you complete your construction project with solidly fabricated horizontal steel casings. We provide the right casing pipe, right on time.
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