Trenchless Technology for Installation of Cables and Pipelines

99,00 €


Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Stein
1st edition
Hardcovered edition - approx. 850 pages
Run: 1000 copies

Table of contents

  1. Line Networks
  2. Variations of Line Installation
  3. Explanations of Some Specific Basic Terminology
  4. Geotechnical Fundamentals and Investigations
  5. Unmanned, Non-Steerable Techniques
  6. Unmanned, Steerable Techniques - Soil Displacement Techniques
  7. Unmanned, Steerable Techniques - Pilot Pipe Jacking
  8. Unmanned, Steerable Techniques - Microtunelling
  9. Manned Techniques - Pipe Jacking
  10. Fluid Flushing and Flushing Fluid Technology
  11. Jacking Steering, Measurement and Monitoring
  12. Starting and Target Shafts
  13. Pipe Materials and Joints
  14. Calculation for Jacking Pipes
  15. Soil Deformations


The method of trenchless installation makes it possible today to install cables and pipes for a safe supply of water, gas, district heating and telecommunication and for ecological disposal of wastewater, irrespective of pipe diameter or the geological or hydro-geological limiting conditions.

The aim of this book is to provide those persons and companies involved with the planning and execution of the trenchless method of line installations with well founded and up-to date information.

In addition, the comprehensive and detailed discussions of the construction methods and all associated fields permit an optimal economical and technical choice of the techniques for a particular application to be made with reference to the numerous local and system-dependent limiting conditions.


Rare Jewel the Book "Trenchless Technology for Installation of Cables and Pipelines"

A book review by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wagner, Neunkirchen (Germany)

Not only the readers of this magazine as experts on water, gas and electricity supply know what happens in the underground of cities and infrastructually high developed areas. They also know how increasingly problematic the installation of pipes of the media named is as well as the installation of district heating supply systems, telecommunication lines, sewers and in the future probably also pipelines for the underground transportation of goods, that are new or extended, expanded or rehabilitated. Due to reasons of space or acceptance or due to difficult conditions in the underground such pipes can fewer be installed by creating open trenches. Planners and local politicians are the ones who complain about all the problems connected to it.

Therefore, trenchless installation of cables and pipes has to and will play a major role as an alternative. Mechanics and process engineering on this field have meanwhile reached a very high technical level. In the meantime, experts, planners, authorising bodies and other decision-makers are no longer able to make the required overview, expert knowledge and the required detail knowledge available on this sector. All the more, practitians have missed corresponding assistance in the form of a complete textbook or reference book, for example, which also includes the summary knowledge of the relevant periodicals. The book "Trenchless Technology for Installation of Pipelines and Cables" has filled this gap.

At first, the user is introduced to geotechnical basics in such a condensed and concise way everyone has dreamt of since being a student at university, whereas the author concentrates on the most important facts, does not leave out essentials, but at the same time abandons textual filling material. D. Stein, who is distinctively closely and deeply involved with engineering and practice and who at the same time takes systematology, structure and a logical textual outline of his work as a measurement for himself due to his post as a professor, has reservations that his work is not exhaustive. But this statement rather appears to be a preventive thought, because as a reader with a certain survey of the topic the question arises whether there are actually still gaps in the content.

D. Stein deals with unmanned techniques deeply and in detail, - steerable and non-steerable, microtunnelling and manned techniques. Also the chapters on flushing fluid and fluid flushing technology as well as steering, measurement and monitoring are on the latest state of knowledge and technology. Individual chapters are dedicated to the topics of starting and target shafts, pipe materials and joints, calculation of jacking pipes and fluid flushing directional drilling, for example. Last but not least, the author points to the assistance, which is relevant and suitable for practice in the everyday business of planners and authorities, for calls for tenders and for placing. In the chapter on economic considerations open cut methods are compared to trenchless methods in the installation of pipes, it is referred to direct and indirect costs etc.

During the last years a work has hardly been able to convince in the way this one does! A piece of professional lifework by the author, from which the reader can only benefit. Nearly 1150 pages of continuous style and accuracy and not edited by numerous authors with different styles of writing and different views on scientific and engineering details. Not casually written, but noticeably matured due to the work of many years. Textual broadness, depth and of a high practical value, as well as an excellent finish by the author and the publisher are arguments for an unreserved recommendation to buy. This volume should not be missing in any competent department and is even suitable for private professional training!