CHANCE® helical piles provide an excellent foundation solution for the oil and gas industry. Upstream, midstream, and downstream, helical piles provide strong foundations for stabilization needs for oil production, transportation, and processing. Able to bear loads of up to 120,000 pounds on each pile, CHANCE helical piles are ideal for a variety of oil & gas applications including pipe racks and supports, pump jacks, pump skids, separators, compressors, and dehydrators. Offering major advantages and cost savings over concrete, CHANCE helical piles can be immediately loaded after installation with small hydraulic equipment. For structures that are temporary or equipment that needs to be moved, helical piles can be removed and reused on another site with minimal soil disturbance. The application flier highlights the key benefits that helical piles bring to the oil and gas industry.
Buoyancy is a major concern in the design and construction of all pipelines. In water or mud, an empty pipeline with a diameter greater than 12 inches can push itself to the surface if it has not been properly supported. Stabilization of a pipeline is based on the shear strength of the soil and/or the over-burden pressure of the soil on the pile. CHANCE® helical piles do not require the physical weight of the pipe or soil to overcome the pipe's buoyancy. Engineering evaluations show that helical piles are the predictable, measurable, and economical means for pipeline stabilization.
Helical piles offer significant cost savings in material, installation and transportation. A single anchor, having a weight approximately 250 ft-lbs can replace 100,000 lbs of concrete in a section of pipeline. Contact your local distributor for more information or a quote.