TBI Ileret Water Pipeline

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The welding the 7m lengths of pipe into 351m rolls was completed last week. Now the laying of the pipes along the 8 km trench has begun.

The rolls of pipe were transported to the trench and were be fed down the pipeline. The final welding together of the 351m pipe lengths is then done in the field.

The pipe is initially be placed next to the trench and buried as sections are dug to the required depth.

The welding the 7m lengths of pipe into 351m rolls was completed last week. Now the laying of the pipes along the 8 km trench has begun.

The rolls of pipe were transported to the trench and were be fed down the pipeline. The final welding together of the 351m pipe lengths is then done in the field.

The pipe is initially be placed next to the trench and buried as sections are dug to the required depth.


Early start to pipe laying

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After a few months of joining 1,143 seven metre lengths of plastic pipe into 301 metre rolls, the tractor and trailer rolled out of camp loaded to the hilt.

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Spaghetti

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Somewhat subdued the pipe is back under control, the labour gang marched it down the trench.

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Initially, to be placed on the side, in preparation for when the trench is dug to full depth. With the sandy soil, strong wind and herds of goats passing by, we are unable to prepare the trench much in advance. The pipe will initially be placed next to the trench and buried as sections are dug to the required depth.

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 Every 301 metres another roll is welded together, ending up with 1.5 km lengths being hauled down the trench from easy points of access.

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By 11:00 am the pipe starts getting "too hot to handle". 

 

 

 

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