Casing pipe is a type of steel pipe that is typically
used to enclose and surround a carrier pipe, which is installed through the
center of this pipe. Steel casing pipe is most often used in underground
construction projects to encase or protect utility lines from being damaged.
This pipe can be used when boring horizontally or directionally under roads,
rivers, lakes, or railroads. In general, steel casing pipe is extremely durable
and versatile, and therefore, it can be used in a variety of construction
projects as well. Casing Pipe is available in a complete variety of different
sizes and diameters as well as in straight seam, spiral-weld, and rolled and
welded types of manufacture.
Uses for Casing Pipe
Casing pipe is most often used for underground boring to encase and
protect pipe. During horizontal underground boring projects under streets,
highways, railroads, rivers, and streams, steel casing pipe can be jacked in
segments into an augured hole. The casing pipe segments are then connected
together by welding or by using special connections. Another commonly used
practice for installing casing pipe is to weld the pipe into a ribbon and
then to pull the pipe directionally through a previously drilled hole. This can
be used to install casing pipe under highways,
railroads, lakes, and rivers.
Casing pipe is most often used to protect underground utility lines
including water mains, electrical high-voltage lines, natural gas lines,
telephone lines, and fiber-optic communication lines. This steel casing
protects lines from human activity such as drilling or digging as well as
from natural elements. The strength of the steel is a major advantage to the
protection of these lines.
Because steel casing pipe is extremely durable and available in a variety
of sizes, this pipe can also be used in a variety of other applications.
Casing pipe can be used for:
- Road Bore
- Water Well
- Open Cut
- Oil and Gas
Transmission Pipeline Casing
Casing – Surface Casing – Rathole Casing
- Tunnel Casing