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Commitment delivers world first in HDPE installation

The Queensland-based pipeline company’s continued investment into research and development of the German-made machine was showcased to a crowd of industry representatives at a field day demonstration in Brisbane on 30 May 2013.

Murphy Pipe and Civil Managing Director Jim Campbell said this major advance in large diameter ploughing technology represented the next generation in the pipeline installation industry.

“I believe that this type of technology will be particularly sought after by the growing coal seam gas sector, which is continually looking for more effective and efficient installation of gathering networks,” Mr Campbell said.

“We have proven over the last two years that HPDE installation of up to 450 mm through ploughing is far more efficient than conventional methods, but we wanted to take it to the next level and demonstrate to the industry that large diameters up to
630 mm can also be successfully achieved,” he said.

Mr Campbell said Murphy Pipe and Civil now had the largest fleet of F̦ckersperger Spiderploughs in the world, which enabled the company to install HDPE pipelines ranging from 110-630 mm, including dual 315 mm.

Murphy Pipe and Civil’s Spiderploughs are also complemented by the company’s large fleet of Fast Fusion machines which provide not only the fastest weld rates in the world but also superior weld quality in all pipeline classes.

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