Presentation on theme: "Laying a new pipeline A pictorial story. Where it begins: a proving slot The proving slots are small trenches dug at regular intervals so that it can."— Presentation transcript:
Laying a new pipeline A pictorial story
Where it begins: a proving slot The proving slots are small trenches dug at regular intervals so that it can be “proved” as to what pipes and other services are actually in the ground and exactly where these items are.
Safety Equipment Safety vests and appropriate protective equipment are supplied to local labour on the project
Trenching begins Solid rock brings out the Jackhammer Excess material is removed as quickly as possible to designated holding sites Heavy machinery is available as needed
Road crossings Cutting the strip Road closure for safety’s sake And the dust flies as the cuts are made
Laid pipe showing householder connection 3 way join with tee valves in place Pipe laying in progress Trench also contains other services Pipe laying
Pipes and the consumer Barricading open trenches For safety purposes Waiting to be connected To consumers meter Preparing trenches to carry connection to consumers
Reinstatement Closing the trench Temporary road reinstatement Consumers driveway being reinstated
Reinstating a road Traffic Control Preparations for reinstatement Applying a priming agent The Bitumen arrives Spreading the asphalt And lastly compaction
And soon to be as good as new!
And finally when all is done Pressure Testing takes place to check for leaks Water is pumped into the system under pressure and the whole system checked for leaks. Only after this will the new system “take over” from the old