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Impressing pipe renewal in Australia

Yarraville is one of the many fringe areas in the west of the Australian metropolis Melbourne. Like all suburbs of Melbourne within a circumference of 5 to 10 km, it belongs to the administration district of the city of Maribyrnong. Typical for Yarraville is the chequered streetscape with its detached houses bedded in gardens and rows of trees. The overall picture encompasses parks and recreation areas like the McIvor Reserve, with large and small sports grounds and recreation centres, playing fields, dog runs and adventure playgrounds, which are used intensely by the residents.

Of all places, the Benbow Street, coursing from east to west on the outskirts of Yarraville, hits the McIvor Reserve. This is exactly where the problems with a sewer reaching the end of its service life had started, in the street close to the nature reserve. Along a stretch of 99 m, the old ferroconcrete pipes ND 750, which had been rehabilitated with a GFRP-liner some time before, now had to be replaced. The specific challenges accompanying this installation measure:

  • its proximity to a highly sensitive nature reserve in the middle of a residential area
  • the open rainwater draining system running parallel to the sewer
  • the position of the ferroconcrete pipes in a depth of 4 to 5 m
  • the diameters of the old and new pipes, ferroconcrete pipe 750 mm and PE pipe 800 mm
  • the interest / residents groups formed in the course of the announced installation measure

Exhibitor: TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG

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Booth number: 127