Are you seeing any of the following pipeline problems?

  • Is soil erosion due to water infiltration affecting your pipelines?
  • Large aggregate backfill damaging the intricate components installed on lines?
  • Using heavy or frozen sand bags to support your pipes?
  • Are the riser sections of your pipelines experiencing freeze ups in the winter months?
  • Pipeline settlement issues?

If you have experienced any of the above issues with your pipeline construction or finished lines, then keep reading!

Halo Environmental has a solution for you.


DITCH BREAKS

PROBLEM

Soil erosion due to water infiltration and fluid transfer along buried pipelines tends to destabilize the tightly compacted areas around buried pipelines.

This causes issues with ground subsidence and washouts on hilly areas. Not to mention if the problem goes unnoticed it can lead to accelerated surface casing erosion and can be detrimental to the effective functionality of pipelines.

SOLUTION

Install spray foam insulation into large dam breaks along hilly sections that prevent fluids from continuing to washout compacted aggregate along the pipe. These Ditch Breaks are easily and quickly installed by one or two installers and do not require any large equipment or onerous labor to install. They can be placed on several sections along hilly embankments to prevent soil erosion from occurring.

In the past this has been accomplished with compacted bentonite or sand, but labor costs and time prevent a quick effective process and can lead to costly budget overruns. Also bentonite has been shown to adversely affect some pipeline coating performance over longer exposure.

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Airdrie, AB

780 513-3624
Grand Prairie, AB


ROCK GUARD

PROBLEM

Sharp aggregate hitting external coating on pipeline during the backfill process can lead to small nicks and scratches.

This could lead to eventual coating failure and or accelerated pipeline corrosion issues.

SOLUTION

A thin coating of highly durable impact resistant spray foam insulation over top of the pipeline. This method allows for a quick and easy install that does not need sand to be compacted all around the line and prevents the large/sharp aggregate from hitting the pipeline coating saving time and preventing future pipeline coating performance issues.

This solution can be installed all along the pipeline or just in sections with rocky subsoil backfill locations.

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403 945-0177
Airdrie, AB

780 513-3624
Grand Prairie, AB


PIPELINE PILLOWS

PROBLEM

Supporting the pipeline in the trench can be a labor intensive task when using sandbags. Especially when done in the winter months and the sandbags are frozen, they are hard to work with, can slide out of position and can tear apart leading to ineffective pipeline support.

Not to mention labor to install is increased when there are a significant amount of sandbags needed.

SOLUTION

Pre-made lightweight polystyrene pipeline pillows that are easily stacked in place under the pipe sections. These pillows do not break down after backfill, will last forever, come in varying densities for small or large OD pipeline size and will not compress or get crushed with the weight of the line.

These blocks can be installed in any temperature, do not absorb water and can even be cut to fit in areas where the trench is not uniform.

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403 945-0177
Airdrie, AB

780 513-3624
Grand Prairie, AB


PIPELINE RISER INSULATION

PROBLEM

Riser sections to transfer stations can experience freeze up or icing issues.

Traditional methods of insulation such as mineral wool and cladding are difficult to install don’t adequately insulate due to typical riser support system designs.

SOLUTION

2” to 3” of high density spray foam insulation will keep out even the coldest winter weather preventing freeze ups. Spray foam is easily installed, conforms to any riser support system, provides full insulation capabilities, does not degrade over time and prevents moisture from leaking between the insulation and pipeline which prevents future metal erosion.

Reduces time and labor required to insulate these sections and has been proven to last the longest. Great solution for any pipeline riser section.

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403 945-0177
Airdrie, AB

780 513-3624
Grand Prairie, AB


VOID FILL

PROBLEM

Small areas of the pipeline have no sand or aggregate under the line which can lead to surface subsidence, water pooling and corrosion problems, and other long term performance issues.

Typical prevention of these issues is accomplished by packing sand into these areas however this can be very time consuming and labor intensive leading to increased cost overruns on your projects.

SOLUTION

Installing spray foam into the irregular voids under pipelines adequately support the pipe, prevent the ground subsidence, water pooling and other labor intensive issues. The spray foam rapidly expands to fill the voids, conforms to any shape, is highly durable and compact resistant, does not absorb water and will not break down over time.

One spray foam technician can easily complete the void fill process which would normally take several laborers hours packing sand in place. Multiple sections can be done in a fraction of the time using spray foam insulation.

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403 945-0177
Airdrie, AB

780 513-3624
Grand Prairie, AB