North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

OCT 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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8 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | OCTOBER 2 018 B arbco Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for un- derground utility installations, invited customers to its East Canton, Ohio, facility Aug. 2-3 for an equipment demonstration. Demonstrations included the company's 48-950 ABM (Auger Boring Machine) with at- tached Pathfinder 500 pilot steering system, the 30 RCBM (Remote Cradle Boring Machine) and the TriBor 48 hybrid boring system. "The idea behind Demo Days is to offer an educational insight to our customers on our equipment here at Barb- co," said Jack Barbera, marketing associate for Barbco Inc. "This is not a hard sales event but an event where we can help to ensure the safety and productivity of our appreci- ated customers. The only thing we hope to accomplish from our Demo Day is informing contractors on the best ways of being safe and efficient on the job." The event was held in conjunction with sponsors Trenchless Rental Solutions, U.S. Shoring & Equipment Co., GM Electric, Herc Rentals and Kraft. The 48-950 is Barbco's most popular auger boring ma- chine, offering incredible versatility for utility installa- tion, whether it's an electrical line or water system. The 48-950 offers nearly a million pounds of thrust, in addi- tion to its 187,444 ft-lbs of torque and 174 hp. The ma- chine's wide stance provides stability for your operators. It's ideal for bores between 12 and 48 in., but optional 54- and 60-in. lift kits are available. The TriBor rig can operate as a conventional auger bor- ing machine, horizontal directional drill or pilot tube/ guided boring rig. The FlexBor system, which was un- veiled earlier this year, features an encased bore that vir- tually eliminates the threat of frac out and can be used in combination with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) or auger boring methods. Cradle boring machines have been a useful tool in contractors' toolboxes for quite some time. They of- fer the ability to complete shorter bores vs. HDD, and they do not require pit set up compared to conventional auger boring. The drawback with cradle boring has al- ways been the concern of having manned operation on a machine while it is suspended above the ground. With the Remote Cradle Boring Machines from Barbco, opera- tion is done remotely with an operator standing on the ground out of harm's way. Horizontal directional drill- ing (HDD) tooling pioneer Melfred Borzall is growing its distribution presence in Canada with the addi- tion of HDD Underground Solutions in Alberta and Guardian Equipment Solutions Ltd. in Saskatchewan. Headquartered in Edmonton, HDD Underground Solutions joins Melfred Borzall to service HDD con- tractors across the entire province of Alberta. Mounting up to almost 20 years of HDD-specific experience on the Canadian front, HDD Under- ground Solutions has much to offer the unique terrain and sub terrain Canadian drillers face each day. That experience is what attracted Melfred Borzall to solidify an agreement to offer the Melfred Borzall Tooling line to Alberta drillers that need quality tooling for harsh, weathered ground conditions. Located in Saskatoon, Guardian Equipment Solutions Ltd. provides service to HDD contractors across Saskatchewan. The newly-founded business in the brick and mortar sense does not mean Guardian Equipment Solutions LTD. is, by any means, new to the industry. With a unique blend of hands-on technical experience drilling with the best of the Canadian front and some sales savvy, it is a safe bet to have Guardian Equipment Solu- tions LTD. further entrenched in the geography that has contractors buzzing with jobs. Guardian Equipment Solutions and HDD Underground Solutions join Melfred Borzall's long-estab- lished distributor Tecvalco Ltd. in providing Melfred Borzall's HDD so- lutions to Canada. North America News Barbco Welcomes Customers For 2nd Demo Days Event Melfred Borzall Adds Distributors to Canadian Network Demonstrations included the Barbco 48-950 ABM with attached Pathnder 500 pilot steering system.

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