NO-DIG LIVE attracts visitors from all the UK Utility Companies; Water, Gas and Electricity. Attendance was up on the previous 2006 event with increased interest by worldwide visitors from as far a field as Oman, Russia and the USA. This increase reflects the ever growing importance of laying pipe and cables using Trenchless Equipment with no disruption to the general public and environment.
Over the three days the TT-UK stand attracted hundreds of visitors and levels of interest were as high as ever. Live demonstrations took place of GRUNDOMAT and the all new GRUNDOBURST CP (Constant Pull) as well as static displays of the entire range of TT products. The special characteristics of the GRUNDOBURST 1250CP are it’s two thrust rigs making continuous bursting possible. As there is no return stroke the new pipe is pulled in at an even speed.
The highlight of the demonstrations was the cutting and displacement of 32” (800mm) diameter thick-walled steel pipes, a perfect solution for the trenchless on-line replacement of existing corroded and leaking sewage, water, gas and oil pipelines.
Customers were encouraged to have a ‘hands-on’ approach and take part in the demonstrations and many existing GRUNDOMAT operators were keen to show their operational skills with the GRUNDOMAT target practice!
Many attendees visited the TT-UK stand to view the GRUNDODRILLs on display and discuss their specialist application requirements, some of which focused on geothermal drilling and the latest overwash on-line cable replacement systems. The GRUNDODRILL 15N is precision engineered with a rigid construction which easily handles an impressive 7000Nm of torque and 167 Kn of thrust and pullback. While the new GRUNDODRILL 4X mini HDD rig is small, compact and very versatile for working in confined space drilling.
In addition to the trenchless pipe installation and replacement systems, TT’s new Geodrill 4R geothermal radial drilling system was of great interest to the visitors. The innovative GRD technology enables the installation of borehole heat exchangers in confined spaced properties and new property developments at significantly reduced bore costs. Thus the Geodrill 4R perfectly meets the growing demand for the cost-effective development of renewable energy sources in times of ever increasing energy costs.
Following up on the many enquiries received from the exhibition, product sales have already resulted to both new and existing satisfied TT-UK customers.
TT UK looks forward to the next planned event in 2010.