30 Nov Railway Network uses EUROFLO pipe
Trackside drainage project uses EUROFLO pipe
KiwiRail upgrades and repairs to the rail line between Upper Hutt and Masterton have seen EUROFLO® pipe installed as part of a drainage project near the tracks.
The project involved connecting to an original culvert and redirecting a water race – which feeds all the farms in one area of Carterton – to create a better drainage route with minimum disruption.
Drainage contractors Action Civil were given the project by KiwiRail and based on the engineering specs for the job they knew they needed a sturdy, flexible pipe.
“We hadn’t used EUROFLO® prior to this job but it fit with what we needed and it came recommended by our suppliers too,” says Action Civil director Dave Murtagh.
EUROFLO® pipes were lightweight and simple to transport – similar to other products the contractors had worked with before – but EUROFLO® also offered the right size (with larger diameter options available), a better ring system for connecting pipes and more flexibility in the collar.
Installation of the pipe was straightforward but the team also received advice from a EUROFLO® rep at P&F Global on the right backfill to use to ensure the integrity of the pipe and drainage system for decades to come.
KiwiRail field engineer operations Allan Lehmstedt, who typically oversees the track building, says he was impressed with the ease of installation for the EUROFLO® pipe in this project.
The Action Civil team regularly work on projects for the Greater Wellington City Council and KiwiRail, and Dave says he can definitely see them using EUROFLO® again in the future.
WHAT: EUROFLO® SN8 800mm
WHERE: Waingawa, Masterton
PROJECT: Drainage project part of railway maintenance and upgrades