HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING
BUTT WELDING, GPR SCANNING, PIPE JACKING
DETECTING & MAPPING

Simplifying Directional Drilling - Scanning Wise

HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING
BUTT WELDING, GPR SCANNING, PIPE JACKING
DETECTING & MAPPING

Simplifying Directional Drilling | Scanning Wise

We specialise In Horizontal Directional Drilling using HDPE Pipe. And can also assist with Utility Detection using a GSSI Radar Scanner and Thermoplastic Welding (Butt Welding)
The multi- disciplinary company has a proven track record for quality project delivery on time and within a budget.
Scanning Wise is committed to safe, timeous, high quality, innovative and cost-effective construction.

About Us

We are committed to safe, timeous, high quality, innovative and cost-effective construction. Trenchless technology construction forms an important role in today’s large-scale pipeline construction, giving clients the flexibility to install pipelines without obstructing surface activities.

Our equipment is state-of-the-art computer controlled to assure accuracy and can handle nearly any size or length bore. Our Drill operators have the experience, training and certification that make them the best in the business, regardless of the location or soil conditions.

We have extensive experience and a large fleet of specialist machinery to be able to deliver the following services:

• Horizontal Directional Drilling
• Butt Welding

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is cost effective trenchless method to install underground utilities/pipes or soil remediation lines with little or no surface disruption. This technology is ideal for environmentally sensitive areas, golf courses, airport runways, railroads, water ways, busy roadways, residential & commercial areas or where it is difficult or impossible to use conventional trenching. Directional Drilling can be done in all types of soil, dirt, sand, clay, gravel, cobble, glacial till, shale and rock.

HDD begins from the surface at an entry angle between 5 and 20 degrees and is tracked along a predetermined path with a locating system. The drill string is accurately directed toward a horizontal target depth and the final exit point. Once the drill string reaches the exit location or surface a back reamer is attached to the drill string and pulled back to the entry point. This process enlarges the borehole for the installation of the utility/pipe. To achieve the appropriate bore size, it may be necessary to perform several back reaming operations. The utility/pipe is pulled back once the borehole is enlarged to the appropriate diameter (typically 1 ½ times the outside diameter of the utility/pipe being installed).

Horizontal Drilling Applications

  • Environmentally sensitive areas
  • Golf Courses
  • Airport Runways
  • Railroads
  • Water ways
  • Busy Road Ways
  • Residential or Commercial Areas
  • Sewers
Advantages of Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • When open trenching is not an option; Horizontal Directional Drilling is the answer.
  • Elimination of costly and time-consuming excavation and restoration associated with open trenching, installations can be performed in less
  • No dewatering is necessary when working below the water table, subsequently reducing costs and construction
  • Not affected by seasonal temperature fluctuations since there is no need to backfill and compact soil materials to complete the
  • Less delays due to weather
  • No need to close roads or redirect traffic around the construction site, thus maintaining normal traffic patterns and access to businesses and residential property.
  • An advanced technology that is proven to be less disruptive, faster and more cost effective than all other methods of underground
  • Significantly reduced construction time and cost
  • The elimination of costly, time-consuming excavation and restoration
  • Directional drilling minimizes the need to remove expensive landscaping or endanger historic structures with excavation.
  • Reduces the noise, environmental and safety risk associated with open-trench pipe
  • Only the drill, with a minimal amount of support equipment, is required on horizontal directional drilling projects
  • Reduced impact on residents and business around construction site:
  • There is no need to close roads or redirect traffic around the construction site, thus maintaining normal traffic patterns and access to businesses and residential
  • Reduction in long-term costs associates with settlements
  • Installations utilizing directional drilling reduce and, in some cases, eliminate settlements above the new pipe or conduit. This is particularly advantageous when installations are conducted beneath roads, highways, rail lines and foundations.

Butt Welding

Pipelines do not stop flowing during a recession. These tough times, however, mean municipal water managers must maintain their underground infrastructure as cost- effectively as possible.

A growing number of communities are saving significantly on pipeline repair and rehabilitation projects with high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) pipe systems. Installation is fast and non-disruptive, and municipalities get more flow for their rand because HDPE pipe can provide a larger interior diameter (ID) with an outside diameter (OD) and working pressure.

Butt Welding Applications

 

  • Potable water pipelines
  • Sanitary force mains
  • Fire protection systems
  • Industrial water lines
  • Gravity drain lines
  • Raw water feed lines
  • Brine lines
  • Electrical conduit lines
Butt Welding
Advantages of Butt Welding
  • Elimination of nearly all gasketed joints
  • Restrained joints without external harnesses
  • Standard ductile iron and industrial pipe sizes
  • Simple connection and reconnection
  • Sizes range from 3″ through 36″ with larger sizes (42″ and 48″) to be available soon
  • HDPE pipe can be heat fused together to form a joint that is as strong as or stronger than the pipe itself and is leak
  • The Life Cycle Cost of HDPE pipe differs from other pipe materials because the “allowable water leakage” is zero rather than typical leakage rates of 10 to 20% for PVC and Ductile
  • HDPE pipe fused joints are self-restraining and costly thrust restraints or thrust blocks are not
  • HDPE pipe’s fused joints simply do not leak, eliminating infiltration and exfiltration problems experienced with alternate pipe
Our Equipment
When space is tight and there are obstacles at every turn, it might look like you’ve discovered an impossible jobsite.
The Vermeer D9x13 Series II horizontal directional drill easily handles jobs in confined spaces, turning difficult jobsites into finished projects.
At a mere 35.5″ (90.2 cm) in width, the D9x13 Series II has the narrowest footprint in its class. But its compact size doesn’t mean we’ve skimped on the power. The unit is powered by a 47 hp (35 kW) Kubota diesel engine that provides 9000 lb (40 kN) of thrust pullback force and 1300 ft-lb (1762.6Nm) of torque.
The D9x13 Series II is ideal for use on sensitive surfaces like lawns and golf courses, thanks to a robust undercarriage with oversized tracks. At 9″ (22.9 cm) wide and 56″ (142.2 cm) long, these tracks help disperse machine weight evenly, resulting in just 5.5 psi (.38 bar) of ground pressure and minimal surface disturbance.

Contact Us

SCANNING WISE
P.O. Box 4122 Brits
0250

Tel: 079 038 0037
Fax: 0861 571 9699
Cell: 082 445 7498

Email: info@scanningwise.co.za

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Personnel Profile

Owner/Director
Gerhardus Albertus Britz

Supervisors
Gideon Alexander Stander
Gerhard Britz
Whisky Nkatume Makuwa

Assistants
Patrick Rakuba
Thabo Kaba
Solomon Monageng

Admin
Deidrè Booy