Category: Training

Preventing utility strikes is everyone’s responsibility

With the demand for faster data speeds increasing, more utility lines going from overhead to underground has led to a lot of underground congestion, weaving new lines through crowded utility right-of-ways. Because of this, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews need to spend just as much time planning as they do drilling to prevent utility strikes.

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Mud matters: using drilling fluids

Drilling fluid or mud is a crucial ingredient to maximize an HDD crew’s efficiency and should be used whenever possible. Read this overview of a few of the issues you may encounter without using mud.

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