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No Dig India Show 2023 - Technical  Presentations & Live Demonstration


NDIS 2023 Technical Papers & Speakers

Innovation. Expertise. Execution.

Gain insights from renowned experts through informative presentations and panel discussions. Our lineup of speakers comprises industry leaders who will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Stay updated with the latest trends and developments in the field.

A Saga of Triumphs Across HDD Frontiers

Mr. Rajnish Kumar

Embarking on a journey through diverse drilling applications, Rockpecker's testimonials weave a compelling narrative of triumph and resilience. The narrative unfolds further with Ross Henderson, HDD Business Development & Design Manager at O'Connor Utilities Limited, detailing Rockpecker's impact. The Rockpecker 18” PDC Reamer, navigating the Mercian Mudstone soil, effortlessly opens a 592m bore, attaining a 20.5-hour drilling feat. The 28” PDC Reamer further showcases speed and endurance in Bristol, operating at 60 rpm with 600 lbs pull force. The narrative extends to the Rockpecker 9-7/8” PDC bit at Marston Lane, Warwickshire, excelling in bottom drilling time despite challenging conditions. In Ireland, Rockpecker Spiral Centralisers play a pivotal role in the success of the longest Horizontal Directional Drills, preventing sewage discharge into Cork Harbour. Globally, drilling teams contribute to offshore wind farms and major infrastructure projects in England. Notably, the collaboration with Volker Trenchless Solutions (VTS) features the use of Rockpecker VRS, showcasing outstanding performance in 64 directional drillings across 16 locations in England. The deployment of the Rockpecker Flute Reamer proves pivotal in Volker Fitzpatrick's Hornsea-3 project, achieving lengths of 4130m with a diameter of 250mm, 800m with a diameter of 160mm, and 1270m with a diameter of 90mm. This abstract encapsulates Rockpecker's journey, illustrating its versatility and excellence in drilling technologies across various applications.

Chennai: Future potential for drainage and other utility network upgrades in Chennai city with micro tunneling

Mr. Abhijit Das, General Manager, ACE Energy Infrastructure Pvt. Limited

Chennai, a vibrant metropolis in southern India, has experienced rapid urbanization and population growth in recent decades. With this growth comes the inevitable strain on existing infrastructure, particularly in the areas of drainage and utility networks. This paper explores the future potential for upgrading these essential systems in Chennai through the innovative approach of micro-tunneling. Micro-tunneling offers a minimally disruptive, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable solution to address the city's evolving needs.

HDD Equipment Selection: Important Considerations

Mr. Tarique Salman, Segment Manager – Surface Excavation Machine, Vermeer Equipment India Pvt. Ltd.

Better quality HDD machines are expected to have been designed and built with safety in mind; but it takes more than machine engineering to prevent accidents. Owners, operators and crew members must use the machines properly and pay attention to proper jobsite safety management. The session shall highlight the importance of safety in HDD operations and educate delegates about the ill effects of ignoring it.

How to select the right Rehabilitation technique for Sewer Pipelines

Mr. Sunir Garg, Director (Technical), Gypsum Structural India Pvt. Ltd.

Innovative Solutions for Pressure Pipe Rehabilitation: CIPP Lining

Mr. Sriram Ganesan, Managing Director, Perma-Liner Industries (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

This PowerPoint presentation delves into the cutting-edge technique of Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining for the rehabilitation of pressure pipes. We will explore the challenges associated with pressure pipe systems, the need for rehabilitation, and how CIPP emerges as a transformative solution. The presentation covers the CIPP process, its advantages, and real-world case studies showcasing successful pressure pipe rehabilitation. Additionally, we'll discuss the economic and environmental benefits, making a compelling case for the adoption of CIPP in pressure pipe infrastructure projects.

Is a new approach to underground construction about to transform the engineering landscape?

Mr. Saurin M Patel, Managing Director, Michigan Engineers Pvt Ltd

There are some major advances in technology on the horizon which promise to make underground construction and maintenance significantly faster, cheaper, safer, less disruptive and more environmentally friendly. Approaches to underground construction have broadly remained the same for well over a century, meaning projects continue to have high levels of risk, complexity and cost, as well as a heavy carbon footprint. However, hyperTunnel & Michigan presents a new method of underground construction that is gaining traction –using the power of swarm robotics and in-situ construction to transform the traditional tunnel boring process.

Microtunneling v/s HDD for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

Mr. Deepanshu Garg, Business Operations Manager, Gypsum Structural India Pvt. Ltd.

Subsurface Utility Mapping - A paradigm shift in subsurface assets development and management

Dr. Sanjay Rana, Managing Director, Parsan Overseas (P) Ltd

A paradigm shift in subsurface assets development and management- Trenchless activities are generally performed in subsurface environs, where the created utilities are buried. Pre-existing utilities pose challenges for trenchless technologists, as what is buried is out of sight, and that way out of mind. If one is not aware of the presence of such utilities, possibilities are that the machine could damage the utility. To reduce these challenges subsurface utility mapping is the most effective solution. In this direction, IndSTT has published the Code of Practice for SUE and the session shall be discussing this code and essential competencies to prepare and certify Subsurface Utility Maps.

Trelleborg Seals & Profiles: A rehabilitation guide

Mr. William Wong, BDM APAC, Trelleborg Seals & Profiles

As urbanization increases, municipalities are faced with growing demands for efficient cities and better infrastructure. At the same time the effect of global warming is becoming more evident. Each year the number of natural disasters and economic cost of damage from these disasters increases. The change in weather patterns due to climate change has made it increasingly difficult for engineers and urban planners to design and maintain underground infrastructure. For over 50 years, trenchless rehabilitation has existed for municipalities to repair and maintain its underground infrastructure with minimal or no trench requirements. Cured In Place Pipe was one of these earlier technologies, traditionally using a felt carrier with a heat cured exothermic resin. Advances in carrier technology has now allowed CIPP with fiber reinforced for higher mechanical properties, different weaves for bends and transitions. Advances in resin technology to incorporate different curing methods from ambient cure to light cured resins. These innovations will allow rehabilitation to be adopted in more complex networks and increasingly difficult site scenario. Making it a growing segment in construction and ideal for municipalities looking for sustainable methods to improve their infrastructure. This paper will discuss developments in lateral rehabilitation, innovations in light curing technology for larger diameter trunk mains and sealing techniques in manholes. It will also touch on the need for accountability standards in the industry.

UV-CIPP Technology for Wastewater Challenges

Mr. Khairul Hakimin, ASEAN Business Development Manager, IMPREG (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD

The presentation will focus on UV-CIPP technology's role in addressing current wastewater challenges. It will compare trenchless technology with traditional open-cut methods, highlighting the benefits of UV-CIPP. The installation process of UV-CIPP liners, utilizing UV light for resin curing, will be explained. The presentation will conclude with impactful case studies showcasing the successful implementation of UV-CIPP in various wastewater projects.

Using Gyro-mapping technology to obtain highly accurate As-Built data

Mr. Otto Ballintijn, CEO, Reduct NV

Gyro mapping is rapidly becoming a widely accepted technology for obtaining accurate XYZ data of subsurface utility infrastructure. Whether through national regulation or the utility network owners’ diligent network management policies, gyro mapping is becoming a standard new-build specification, in particular for trenchless installation methods. In addition, Utility network owners see a great benefit in having an objective and accurate as-built profile during the hand-over process with infrastructure contractors. But besides accurate XYZ, gyro-mapping has a number of advantages over traditional mapping that make it the more suitable and/or desirable technology in existing networks as well. On such aspect is the sampling frequency of 100Hz, or 100 samples per second. High frequency data enables accurate and highly detailed calculations of bend radius and grade measurement. Another key benefit is that gyro mapping is not affected by electromagnetic noise, so it can be used right next to typical EMS sources such as high-voltage cables, rail tracks and sheet piling. This presentation will introduce the audience to the concept, operational method, and data output of gyro mapping technology.

“A New Lifeline” Trenchless Pipeline Renewal through Machine Spirally Wound Lining (MWSL) in a sustainable and innovative way.

Mr. Sean Lim, General Manager, Sekisui Singapore Pte

The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group continue to develop the frontiers of "Creation of Housing/Social Infrastructure" and "Chemical Solutions," utilizing its prominent technology and quality, thereby contributing to people's lives around the world and the global environment. As the underground infrastructure ages around the world, it is essential to improve the structural integrity of the existing sewer network in a sustainable way. Machine Spirally Wound Lining (MWSL) is one of the leading trenchless technologies for sewer pipe rehabilitation. It is applicable not only for circular pipes but also for box culverts and other odd shapes. This presentation will provide a basic understanding and advantages of Spirally Wound Lining. Challenging case studies using Spiral Wound Lining from around the world will be shared. The Machine Spirally Wound Lining (MWSL) process is one such solution, employing a rigid PVC profile strip with an integral steel reinforcement band together with a structural grout in order to provide a composite structure capable of withstanding the applied loads. The system offers several key advantages: •It can be installed in live flow conditions, subject to operator safety •It is adaptable to host pipe conditions, including bends and offsets •It provides a hydraulically efficient joint free liner •It is installed through existing access points with low social impact The MWSL system could be designed in accordance with well-established tunnel theory and has undergone extensive testing and independent evaluation to confirm load carrying capacity under a variety of conditions. Projects employing the SPR system have been completed within the United States, Asia and Europe, including rectangular, elliptical, horseshoe and egg-shaped conduits. This presentation describes the MWSL system, testing and evaluation performed and projects undertaken – demonstrating the potential for application in solving similar deteriorated conduit problems faced in Asia.
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