Steve Vick Internacional continúe apoyando proyectos en directo de red inserción exitosa en Holanda

Holandesa de gas de red Enexis ha completado con éxito la primera red en vivo de inserción (LMI)proyecto en su red de gas. Steve Vick Internacional (ALL) proporcionado apoyo en el lugar y todo el hardware para completar el trabajo, junto con los socios holandeses, Van Woudenberg Voskuilen por ejemplo, (de Voskuilen).

Vive la red de inserción

Vive la red de inserción (LMI) is a technique that was pioneered by company founder Steve Vick, 35 años atrás. Since its development the technique has been adopted by all the UK gas distribution networks.

Live mains insertion is a cast iron mains replacement technique offering maximum operational flexibility. LMI is similar to standard sliplining but with one major difference; mediante el uso de una caja glándula especial desarrollado por SVI, el antiguo principal se mantiene vivo durante todo el proceso de inserción y el nuevo PE se gaseados hasta mantener el suministro a los clientes.

Enexis Trial

SVI Pipe Handler maneuvering the PE Pipe into the SVI Gland Box

Many successful Live Mains Insertion projects have taken place in The Netherlands over the past year, all with the support of both SVI and Van Voskuilen. The most recent was the Enexis project, which took place in Tilburg in the southern province of Noord-Brabant.

The day long replacement project involved inserting 160m of 110mm PE pipe into the existing 6” main, while all customers remained on gas. Enexis organised a mixture of on site and conference sessions during the day, giving key stakeholders the opportunity to discuss and explore the benefits of live inserting their network of ageing gas pipes.

Enexis plan to replace their entire network of cast iron mains by 2026; the newly inserted plastic infrastructure will provide a safe and reliable gas network for the future. Live Mains Insertion could provide the answer to replacing these pipes efficiently at the same time as reducing costs and disruption to customers.

Sybe bij de Leij, Innovator at Enexis said ‘Enexis have been using trenchless techniques more and more over the past 2 año. We need to keep the gas distribution system reliable and safe. Therefore we’re executing a large replacement program. Trenchless techniques are important tools to keep these replacements affordable.

Techniques like Live Mains Insertion (LMI) are important for Enexis to keep the costs of the replacement of old gas pipes low. This technique also prevents disturbance of our customers. Especially in urban areas LMI could be very valuable for Enexis.’

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