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Eiffel 101: 3 Types of Welded Steel Pipes

Welded steel pipes are widely used due to their affordable price and the large selection of them on the market. In comparison to their alternative, seamless steel pipes, they are an attractive choice for cost-efficient projects in particular. Since there are so m...

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Eiffel 101: Guide to Pipe Grades

There are several organizations that grade steel pipes to help purchasers determine their suitability for projects. The American Society of Testing and Methods (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Amer...

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Steel Plate Application: Closed End Pipe Piles

Pipe pile is used to create a strong foundation for large, heavy structures such as buildings, bridges and roads. The piles are made of steel pipe that’s driven or drilled deep into the ground in order to help distribute the weight of a structure down to the stro...

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Eiffel 101: Overview of OSHA Guidelines for Trenching

In order to keep workers safe, it’s important to understand OSHA’s trench box requirements, including when it’s appropriate to use a trench box and how to use one according to regulation.


Protective systems, including trench boxes, are used when the ...

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Should I Purchase Welded or Seamless Steel Pipe?

The two most popular types of steel pipes on the market are welded and seamless steel pipes. As its name implies, a seamless steel pipe does not have a seam. It is engineered through methods like cold rolling, hot rolling, or cold drawn manufacturing. A welded pi...

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What is Casing Pipe?

Casing pipe is a hollow steel tube used for underground construction and utility projects to protect utility lines and product pipes from damage due to construction or weather-related damage. Casing pipe is also sometimes referred to as “encasement pipe.” This ty...

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What are Sectional Barges?

A sectional barge is one type of truckable vessel. Truckable vessels are designed to be able to be transported using 18-wheelers, which makes getting them to various project sites simple and affordable. Other truckable vessels aside from sectional barges include ...

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Steel Plate Application: Road Utilities

Steel plates (also known as road plates) are wide, flat plates used to cover road utilities while construction or repair is underway. They are also used along trench boxes during excavation for utility construction and repair. The purpose of a steel plate is to p...

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Eiffel 101: Pile Driver Maintenance Checklist

Pile drivers require maintenance to extend their mileage and to keep them running smoothly. Maintenance includes daily items, such as fluid checks and visual inspections, as well as items that should be done at certain time intervals or in inclement weather.

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Eiffel 101: Trenching Safety Checklist

Excavation can be dangerous for workers due to the risk of cave-ins. For this reason, it’s important to plan for safe excavation work, including ordering utility locates, providing shoring or shielding equipment, and planning traffic control. The Competent Person...

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