Trenchless Technology for Installation of Cables and Pipelines, 2nd Volume: Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

39,00 €


Authors: Dr.-Ing. Robert Stein, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Stein
1st edition, March 2012
e-book in PDF format
111 pages DIN A4, with numerous figures and tables
Verlag Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH
ISBN 978-3-9810648-2-7

Table of Contentst

  • Equipment
    • Drill rig and string
    • Transport base
    • Drive assembly
    • Pilot boring
    • Downhole mud motors
    • Drilling tools for reaming(s)
    • Borehole inspection
    • Borehole smoothing
    • Stabilizing elements
    • Equipment for the pulling-in process
    • Measuring systems
    • Construction site arrangement
  • Steering and locating techniques
    • Walk-Over methods
    • Wire-Line method
    • Gyroscope
    • Parallel bore measuring method
  • Project preparation and planning
    • Geotechnical investigations
    • Underground structures
    • Emergency measures
    • Damage to other lines
  • Project planning
    • Layout of the line
    • Gradient
    • Curve radii
    • Determination of the drill rig size
  • Structural calculations for the state of construction and operation
    • Pullback force
    • Buoyancy and ballasting
    • Safety against buckling
    • Pipe stresses
    • Abutment
    • Bedding
  • Further developments
    • Meeting-in-the-Middle technique
    • PTT „Push and Pull Technology“
    • COMBI DRILLING method
    • Grundopit method
    • Hybrid systems
  • Drilling fluid
    • Support fluid
    • Transport fluids
    • Polymer drilling fluid
    • Drilling fluid additives
    • Preparation and disposal
  • Dry Horizontal Directional Drilling
    • Sequence of operation
    • Drilling equipment
    • Areas of application
    • Variants and further developments
  • Pipe materials and joints
    • Requirements of jacking pipes for the pulling-in process
    • External protection of steel pipes
    • Pipe joints for steel pipes
    • Welding pipes made of ductile cast iron
    • Pipe joints for PE- and PEX-pipes


The ever-increasing urbanization has not only changed our landscape and living condition, but has also placed a growing demand on the infrastructure needed to support it. As a result, a great deal of attention has been placed on developing technologies capable of operating in these increasingly complex environments. In the field of underground pipe installation, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has become an essential resource.

Developed from the directional and deep drilling technologies, HDD is the ideal steerable drilling method for the trenchless installation of pipes and cables. Utility and communication providers swear by the benefits of HDD technology because of its capability to provide them with numerous customized solutions for virtually any problem. Because of its many applications, it is necessary to systematically capture and outline the full range of the HDD technology, so that it can be effectively communicated to the engineers and decision makers of today and tomorrow.

This book "Trenchless Technology for Installation of Cables and Pipelines - 2ndVolume: Horizontal Directional Drilling" is extensively devoted to this particular issue. Developed by the pipeline design specialists at S & P Consult GmbH in Bochum Germany, the book covers and highlights every detail of the HDD process. This comprehensive reference book is regarded as the absolute standard within the industry, and is thus a valuable guidance and decision making tool.