Pipeline construction is one of the most complex types of construction projects in the industry and offers several unique challenges you won’t find in other undertakings. First and foremost among the difficulties is a need for more infrastructure nearby, which only adds to the difficulties you will encounter when transporting materials or crews. Moreover, when you face potential water hazards, typical for pipeline production even in arid environments, it can add a complicated wrinkle to an already complex endeavor. That is where inflatable cofferdams can be a versatile, inexpensive, and widely helpful solution.
The Advantages of Inflatable Cofferdams in Pipeline Construction
So, how can an inflatable cofferdam assist you, and how is it better than a traditional damming method?
Unlike traditional cofferdams or other temporary measures, inflatable cofferdams are the superior option for fast turnover and limiting the impact on the potential work site. Inflatable cofferdams can be set up and taken down in just a matter of hours, rather than the days or weeks of more permanent measures. This helps to accelerate your timeline and provides a safe, viable option for water intrusion protection while limiting the need for permits or hindrances to existing infrastructure. Additionally, there is no need to bring heavy equipment and materials to a potentially isolated area, as only the cofferdam and pumps are required for set up.
Inflatable Cofferdams Are The Environmental Choice
While other damming methods come with the risk of damage to the ecosystem through permanent structures or potentially poisonous chemical leakage, inflatable cofferdams suffer no such setbacks. When constructing a pipeline, it is essential to minimize your disruption to aquatic life, and inflatable cofferdams require no drilling or permanent installation and help to preserve the natural qualities of the water being dammed without risk of corrosion.
Enhancing Worker Safety
Traditional cofferdam methods require significant risk to workers and can be potentially deadly to set up or take down. Thanks to the universal design, all inflatable cofferdams have a simple setup and tear down, scaling up in size, allowing small crews to incur minimal risk during installation. Furthermore, due to the geotextile material of the inflatable cofferdams, they are rated to withstand even the most brutal of punishments and weather storms and remain reliable even after a dozen uses.
A Real World Example of Inflatable Cofferdams
While we have hundreds of stories from satisfied customers, the usage of our inflatable cofferdams by Minnesota Limited demonstrates everything that makes Dam-It-Dams inflatable cofferdams the superior option. During one particularly wet summer, the water levels in Meade Lake rose by several feet unexpectedly. Using our inflatable cofferdam technology, Minnesota Limited was able to conquer the water intrusion and complete their pipeline repairs and installation with little issue from the rising waters. The primary difference that our inflatable cofferdams offered over others is the ability to be interlinked together, saving space and fitting into the relatively slim area, providing a safe and dry work environment for the project’s duration.
Dam-It-Dams Are Your Go-To For All Your Damming Needs
Inflatable cofferdams are an invaluable tool for pipeline construction as they create a safe work environment that can be used repeatedly. In our current political and world climate, there has never been a more significant need for eco-friendly and efficient construction methods, and inflatable cofferdams are bringing a new industry standard for all types of construction projects, not just pipeline construction. For more information and your free inflatable cofferdam consultation, call us today or go online and fill out our contact form.