Types of laying

Technical solutions

Ductile cast iron pipelines are suitable for all soil types. Saint-Gobain PAM offers a comprehensive network that can adapt to any environmental or soil conditions.

Recommanded self-anchoring solutions for different locations and pipe-laying techniques
Pipeline
location
Laying techniqueInsert type anchoringBead type anchoring
BuriedOpen trenchRAPID Vi, UNIVERSAL ViUNIVERSAL Ve, PAMLOCK
and RAPID Ve
Directional
drilling
Cannot be usedUNIVERSAL Ve
Underwater
laying
Cannot be usedUNIVERSAL Ve, PAMLOCK,
RAPID Ve
CasingRAPID Vi and UNIVERSAL Vi
Usable for short, straight sleeves
UNIVERSAL Ve, PAMLOCK,
RAPID Ve
Above groundBridgeRAPID Vi and UNIVERSAL Vi
For short-span bridges only
UNIVERSAL Ve, RAPID Ve
All types of bridges, including long-span
Tunnels
and technical
areas
RAPID ViUNIVERSAL Vi
Hydraulic thrust forces compensated
by suitable support devices
UNIVERSAL Ve, RAPID Ve
Hydraulic thrust forces compensated
by suitable support devices
Buried or
above ground
Steep inclineRAPID ViUNIVERSAL Vi
Compensate sliding loads at top of slope
and, if slope is long, at several points
along the slope
UNIVERSAL Ve, RAPID Ve
and PAMLOCK
Compensate sliding loads at top of slope
and, if slope is long, at several points
along the slope