Quality assurance/quality control measures in horizontal directional drilling

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

As public works agencies look to install new buried pipelines in an economical, environmentally-friendly, and minimally intrusive manner, the adoption of trenchless technologies such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has increased. Today, HDD equipment is engaged in projects involving pipeline installations of utility networks such as water, wastewater, telecommunications, electrical, telephone, oil product, and natural gas. This increase in utilization of the technology has resulted in a greater potential for risk and damage to subsurface and surface features. Designers and owners are continually exploring methods to assure quality on HDD projects. This paper discusses quality assurance and quality control measures to mitigation installation- related issues including: 1) heaving of surface features; 2) damage to existing subsurface structures; 3) product pipe damage; and 4) surface settlement. Adherence to these recommendations will better increase the likelihood of a successful horizontal directional drilling project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc. International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications
Pages1024-1035
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2009
EventInternational Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009: Advances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProc. International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009: Advances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications
Volume361

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009: Advances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/18/0910/21/09

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

Cite this

Ariaratnam, S. (2009). Quality assurance/quality control measures in horizontal directional drilling. In Proc. International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009: Advances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications (pp. 1024-1035). (Proc. International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2009, ICPTT 2009: Advances and Experiences with Pipelines and Trenchless Technology for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Applications; Vol. 361). https://doi.org/10.1061/41073(361)109