Trenchless Technology

JAN 2019

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8 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY JA N UA RY 2019 T h e P i p e l i n e L e a d e r s h i p Conference had its most successful year yet in 2018. The fourth annual event attracted a record of 166 attendees to the Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands, Nov. 7-8. The two-day conference focused on " The Changing Environment of Pipeline Construction" and featured a mix of speakers and panel discussions. The agenda was divided into two sections: The Executive Forum on Nov. 7 highlighted industry trends and management concerns, whereas the Workforce Forum on Nov. 8 took aim at attracting and retaining younger professionals to the oil and gas pipeline industry. As part of the Workforce Forum, 23 students from Oklahoma State University, Skills USA, Houston Community College, Louisiana Tech, Arizona State University and the University of Alberta participated in the inaugural Student-Led Pipeline I n n ovat i o n s Wo r ks h o p . T h e s e college and high school students are aspiring to enter the oil and gas pipeline sector. As part of the agenda, they presented school projects and their experiences to the attendees. The students also had the opportunity to directly interact with conference speakers and attendees as attendees of the full conference, having been sponsored by Centuri Construction Group, the Distribution C o n t ra c t o rs A s s o c i a t i o n a n d Va c u w o r x . T h e s e s p o n s o r i n g I N T H E N E W S Pipeline Leadership Conference Draws Record Crowd in Houston I N T R O D U C I N G T H E TORNADO™ REINSTATEMENT CUTTER! Hurricane Reinstatement Solutions Tucson, AZ 702-376-1483 HurricaneReinstatementSolutions.com TORNADO: 1. Makes oval hole in all pipe types 2. Reinstates in 15 – 30 seconds 3. LiƩle to no sanding 4. Does not go through plasƟc 5. Same tool used for plasƟc, c.i., steel, wood, clay, transit, etc. 6. Reinstates dry or full of water in 30 seconds 7. Reinstates up 70+ feet long in less than 1 minute 8. Able to traverse mulƟple fiƫngs without loss of cuƩer power 9. Will do 40+ reinstatements with 1 tool 10. All metal 11. American made 12. Anyone and we mean anyone can use COMPETITOR: 1. Does not 2. Reinstatements take 15 – 30 minutes 3. Must sand completely from a 1" hole 4. Goes through plasƟc pipe most of the Ɵme 5. Different tools for different types of pipes 6. Pipe must be dry only 7. Limited to 35 to 39 feet 8. Cannot efficiently reinstate with mulƟple fiƫngs 9. Can do 4 reinstatements per tool 10. Nope 11. Foreign-made 12. Needs to take class to be able to use This patented* cuƩer from H.R.S. (Hurricane Reinstatement SoluƟons) are available for 2" to 6". This cuƩer is a quantum leap ahead of the other cuƩers that are available on the market currently. Here are just a few comparisons... *Patent Pendin g HRS Mark Bridgers (left), and Bernie Krzys, present Pipeline Leadership Award to Tracy Townsend, of Washington Gas.

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