WHAT IS THE KOBUS PIPE PULLER?
Simply, pipe pulling for service pipe replacement is an innovative trenchless technology. The technique removes old water or gas service pipe from the ground by pulling it with a hydraulic winch and a special steel pulling cable. At the same time, a new PE pipe is towed into place along the same bore path created by the extracted old pipe. Up to 20-25m can be extracted in a single pull. So, typical lengths of lead, copper, galvanised steel, and PE pipe found on site can all be replaced up to diameters of 1-1/4″ (OD 36mm). As a result, the process is ideal for road crossings, replacements under expensive driveways/pathways, or where other utilities may prevent other techniques being used.
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Case studies demonstrating real service pipe replacements. These provide details of why the Kobus Pipe Puller was the technique of choice. Alternatively, go to our Video Gallery page. Here, you will find video footage showcasing the KPP300 and KPP400 Pullers replacing lead, copper, galvanised steel, and poly pipes.
We recently contributed to Robin Hackett’s excellent piece in Water and WasteWater Treatment online which discussed if the time was now right for trenchless technologies
For the first time, Kobus Services will be exhibiting at the Ville Sans Tranchee (VST) 2019, hosted at the Parc des exhibitions of the Impressionist Island
In UK, the Environment Agency issue Regulatory Position Statements (RPS) which must be adhered to when dealing with decommissioned pipes and old pipework (RPS 8).
Running a pipe repair and replacement business can be expensive. It is important that as a contractor, you invest in the right equipment and understand