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The Basics of Horizontal Directional Drilling Equipment

The Basics of Horizontal Directional Drilling Equipment

General
For many years now, horizontal directional drilling has been the commonly used method for underground utility installation. The industries which rely on directional drilling use the technique to lay pipes and cables for water, electric, sewage, and telecommunications. The process of using directional drilling methods facilitate ease of installation while also minimising environmental disruption. The process begins by creating an angled pilot bore which is then levelled at a specific depth. After reaching the desired depth of the bore, the hole is horizontally advanced until it reaches the intended destination point. The drill then exits the ground upon completing the specified route. To lay down wires and cables through the drilled hole, the drill head is replaced with a back reamer...