What makes polymer concrete an ideal choice for jacking pipes?
03 Mar 2020
The benefits of trenchless pipeline installation over open-cut methods have been widely recognised, but how sure are we about the end product that's supposed to perform the rest of the job for many decades to come?
In recent years, polymer concrete pipes have become widely adopted in the industry, largely due to its clear advantages over traditional concrete and vitrified clay pipes. Let’s look at some of these factors:
First of all, polymer concrete pipes have high compressive strength that can withstand large jacking forces and external ground pressure.
Being highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals commonly found in sewage systems, polymer concrete pipes reduce the need for costly and disruptive replacements.
The pipes' smooth exterior helps reduce frictional force during jacking, thereby enabling a lower jacking force.
Ease of Handling
Loading and unloading becomes easier as polymer concrete pipes are thinner and lighter than similar strength class pipes.
Above all, cost efficiency is a major plus point. Maintenance costs are minimal since polymer concrete pipes are known to be maintenance-free and have a much longer life cycle.
Without a doubt, our vote goes to polymer concrete pipes as the most ideal choice for pipe jacking operations.
JK&T is the official distributor for TPP polymer concrete pipes in Singapore.
Posted on 20 May 2019 |
Updated on 21 May 2020 |
Added in Pipes |
In Singapore, sewerage diversion jobs are on the rise with ongoing large-scale construction projects such as the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) project and the North South Corridor (NSC) project. This has significantly increased the demand for polymer concrete pipes.
In our search for highly durable and cost-efficient pipes for local clients and contractors, the team at JK&T visited TPP Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in May 2019. Based in Batu Pahat, Malaysia, the company specialises in manufacturing polymer pipes used mainly for transportation of water and sewerage.
Today, we are pleased to announce that JK&T is the official distributor for TPP pipes in Singapore. To a pleasant and fruitful collaboration!
Posted on 06 Jul 2020 |
Updated on 07 Jul 2020 |
Added in Pipe Jacking |
Installed with cutter disks for hard soil, this pair of RASA DHL1350 has just arrived in Singapore and will be performing sewer diversion works as part of Singapore’s upcoming new MRT line construction.
The DHL machine type is designed to accomplish long distance jacking, typically 300-1000m in 1 span. It comes with an inspection hatch for easy replacement of cutters - an essential feature for optimal excavation performance in long distance jacking.
With over 30 years of experience in pipe jacking, JK&T believes in finding the right machine type based on your project requirements, and having a reliable local support team for after-sales servicing and troubleshooting.
JK&T is the official distributor for RASA machines in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Find out more here or drop us an email at email@example.com
Posted on 10 Sep 2020 |
Updated on 10 Sep 2020 |
Added in Pipe Jacking |
As the Covid-19 situation stabilizes in Singapore, we are excited to see most of our clients’ projects back to work.
This week, our client Sheng Keong Construction has started jacking works for a new water pipeline construction at Sengkang West Road. The RASA DH1200 machine is designed for normal soil excavation and pipe diameter of 1200mm.
JK&T is the official distributor for RASA in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. We have a local team of engineers in Singapore to provide commissioning, servicing and troubleshooting support for our clients’ projects. Find out more here or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org