- 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.