Microtunneling of Vitrified Clay Pipe in the United States

by Robert Lys, Jr., MCP Industries, Inc, Pittsburg, United States,
John B. Butler, MCP Industries, Inc, Pittsburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure II


Vitrified clay pipe (VCP) has been used for centuries to convey waste water away for cities. In Europe and Japan, VCP has been used in the microtunnelling process for longer than 10 years. Not until Spring 1992, was VCP used in the United States for microtunnelling. This paper discusses case histories and the development of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C-1208, Standard Specification for Vitrified Clay Pipe and Joints for Use in Jacking, Sliplining, and Tunnels.

Subject Headings: Microtunneling | Clays | Pipelines | Case studies | Soil water | Urban areas | Pipe joints | Pipe materials | United States | Europe | Japan | Asia

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