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pipe jacking

Line breaks: pipe jack|ing

Definition of pipe jacking in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A method of laying underground pipes without digging a trench, in which the pipes are assembled in an access shaft and then pushed into position by a hydraulic jack.
Example sentences
  • At Scott Street, the M1 (including the storm water canal) and Atholl Oaklands Road the pipes will be put in place using a three-part pipe jacking operation.
  • Pipe jacking is a method of installing a pipe under roadways, railways, runways or highways without using an open cut trench.
  • In the pipe jacking process the pipeline with the heading machine at its tip is driven by hydraulic cylinders from the launch shaft towards the target shaft.

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