Live Gas Mains Insertion is a routine operation for Wales & West Utilities. In this project, they used Steve Vick International’s newly improved 125 pneumatic pushing machine with a 5” ram.
The operation involved inserting 125mm PE into a 6” main in Wells, Somerset. WWU said that they found the pushing machine as powerful as a hydraulic machine and pushed the 94 metres of pipe in just 20 minutes.
Date published – 17th April 2006