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Microtunneling and Horizontal Drilling


French Society for Trenchless Technology (FSTT)

ISBN: 9781905209002

Publication Date: February 2006   Hardback   344 pp.

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This book includes recommendations prepared by members of the French Society for Trenchless Technology (FSTT), based on their recent national multi-year project. Comprehensive guidelines, techniques and theories in the areas of both microtunneling and horizontal drilling are given, encompassing the fields of application for each method, what investigations should be undertaken, which machines and equipment should be used, how the work should be managed and potential problems that may arise. The recommendations, the analytical methods used and their verification with laboratory and field data should not only improve the rate of success of trenchless projects, but will also be of great value to engineers in other countries, who can compare the results with their own findings and assess the international state of the art.


Part 1: Microtunneling
1. Presentation of guidelines: subject and fields of application.
2. Techniques and theory of operation for the installation of pipes by microtunneling.
3. Summary of parameters affecting work at the site.
4. Guidelines for investigations.
5. Guidelines for the choice of machines and attachments.
6. Guidelines for project design, dimensions of pipes and the pipe jacking system.
7. Guidelines for the site supervision.
8. Socio-economic and contractual aspects.
Part 2: Horizontal Drilling
9. Presentation of guidelines: purpose and fields of application.
10. Techniques and principles of operation for horizontal drilling.
11. Summary of parameters affecting the start of a building site.
12. Guidelines for explorations.
13. Guidelines for the choice of drilling rigs and equipment.
14. Guidelines for a project design.
15. Guidelines for the management of the site.


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