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What is horizontal directional drilling?

 1. What is horizontal directional drilling?

Horizontal directional drilling is a process of boring a horizontal tunnel to install underground pipelines, cables, conduits, etc.

In this technique, a drilling rig is used for horizontal drilling in a pre-decided path.

2. Why is horizontal directional drilling used?

When there is a necessity to lay pipelines or cables beneath the rivers, roadways, & any such infrastructures, we use the horizontal directional drilling method. This is because, in this method, there is no need to dig the trenches. 

To carry out piping works, we cannot disturb the existing roads, canals, water bodies, etc. by cutting & blocking them.

HDD method comes in handy in such situations & work can be finished smoothly without any hurdles.

3. What are the benefits of using HDD?

Following are some benefits of using the HDD method.

◆.  Trenchless laying of pipelines & cables.

◆.  No disturbance to the public & moving traffic.

◆.  Less environmental pollution.

◆.  More efficient & faster installation work.

 ◆. Cost-effective as there are savings in time & labor.

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