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Ground Anchor Systems For Buoyancy Control

Platipus Anchors Limited Stand: A30

Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) are ideal for counteracting buoyant conditions when a pipeline is constructed in an environment that is or may become saturated. Platipus pipe anchoring solutions eliminate the need for placing additional fill, the use of pipe saddles or weighted bags, pipe coatings, or encasing the pipe in concrete. At a fraction of the installed cost of these conventional systems, Platipus pipe anchor kits are transported economically and install quickly using conventional equipment. Anchor loading is field verified upon installation, and pipe anchor kits are available in temporary and permanent solutions.

In addition, with the increase of extreme global weather events creating instability, there has been a noticeable demand in the use of earth anchoring solutions for other associated pipeline right of way applications, such as surface erosion, slope stability, pipeline repair and stormwater management.