Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Penn State Extension: April 25 Webinar On Horizontal Drilling And Pipeline Construction

Penn State Extension will host a webinar on April 25 on Horizontal Drilling And Pipeline Construction from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The use of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) provides a large role in minimizing surface disturbance and environmental impacts in construction through sensitive areas. Exactly what is this technology and how does it work?
Brian Younkin, project engineer with Directed Technologies Drilling, as he discusses what horizontal directional drilling is, how it works, its impacts, and safe practices in the use of this process.
“The Mariner East 2 pipeline 303-mile project includes more than 240 sections of trenchless crossing, the majority of these being HDD”, Younkin said. “HDD allows placing pipeline underground, decreasing the need to trench on the surface and minimizing damage in ecosystems.”
Click Here to register for this webinar or for more information.
[Note: The Mariner East 2 pipeline had significant problems with its construction, and in particular with horizontal drilling, that resulted in the largest ever penalty assessed against a pipeline company-- $12.5 million.]

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