Static Hydraulic Method is used to install Fusible PVC™ pipe by pipe bursting methods
A burst head is pulled through existing pipe - fracturing or cutting the pipe as it is advanced
Fractured or split existing pipe is pushed into the surrounding soil by an expansion head
New Fusible PVC™ pipe, attached to the pipe bursting assembly, is pulled in immediately behind the expansion head
Typically done in 300 - 500' increments (~1 hour pull-back time)
Utilizes existing alignment - avoids concerns about overcrowded utility corridors and costly inadvertent construction hits that are common with open trench construction
Results in the same or larger I.D. (upsizing) as the existing pipe
Maximum Flow Area: Fusible PVC™ generally offers the largest internal diameter in a pipe bursting material. This leads to a smaller OD for a given ID than other pipe systems, which means a smaller bursting head and less expensive bursting equipment are needed.
Superior Material Properties: Fusible PVC™ has excellent scratch and abrasion resistance compared to other pipe systems.
Standard Fittings: Fusible PVC™ utilizes standard mechanical joint fittings. No special fittings or equipment are required for connections. As a result, Fusible PVC™ is easy to connect to and maintain.
Safe Pulling Allowance: Fusible PVC™ has a safe pulling allowance that is significantly greater than that of most other pipe systems.