Product Announcement from Technical Toolboxes, Inc.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Toolbox
The Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Toolbox is a comprehensive suite of software tools, in line with our Toolbox series, for use in the design and installation of pipelines and utilities by HDD. Installation by HDD presents a challenge for professionals involved in HDD due to the composite nature of HDD technology, and its diverse technical disciplines, which includes soil mechanics, drilling and rehology, structural mechanics and pipeline/piping technology.
The HDD Toolbox suite of integrated software applications was specifically developed for professionals involved in design, engineering, and installation of pipelines and utilities by horizontal directional drilling. The software can be used for the design and installation of pipe and conduits for various applications including natural gas, petroleum, water lines and other fluid transport as well as for telecommunications, and electrical power lines. The underlying mathematical models and technical procedures are based on the latest HDD technology and are in compliance with current regulations, standards and recommended practices. The software contains more than 20 program modules grouped by :
- Drilling fluids management and hydraulics
- Installation of steel pipe by HDD
- Installation of plastic pipe by HDD
- Installation of cable in conduit (CIC) by HDD
- Integrated pipe and soil databases
- Associated program utilities