Case Study: Contractor clears leachate drainage pipes

Case Study: Contractor clears leachate drainage pipes
Contractors used the DUCE vibrating rotational nozzle from KEG Technologies to clear blockages in four 800-foot runs of 12-foot leachate pipe.

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Problem: Alaskan sewer contractor Construction Unlimited had successfully bid to clean four 800-foot runs of 12-foot steel pipe draining leachate from the Anchorage Landfill in Eagle River, Alaska. The previous year, a competitor had failed to clear even one of the four pipes after spending nearly a week on site. The hard deposits in the pipes proved to be too much to handle cost effectively.

Solution: Richard Herring, general manager of Construction Unlimited, contacted KEG Technologies, who recommended the DUCE, a vibrating rotational nozzle that impacts the deposits with its 6.5 pounds of weight, similar to using a sledge hammer to break concrete.

Result: The nozzle was then sent in, and all four 800-foot lines were cleaned and reinstated to full flow in the first day on the job. 866/595-0515;


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