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HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling)  is a method of installing underground pipes, conduits, or cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig. The drill pipes used in HDD are designed to withstand the drilling forces and be durable enough for the process.

Characterisation of HDD drill pipe


HDD drill pipes are typically made from high-strength alloy steel. The choice of material is important to ensure that the pipes can withstand the stresses and pressures encountered during drilling.


These pipes need to be durable to endure the abrasive conditions of drilling through various soil types and rock formations. The durability ensures a longer lifespan and reduces the need for frequent replacements.

Connection Mechanism

HDD drill pipes are designed with threaded connections on each end, allowing them to be easily connected and disconnected. The threaded connections should be robust to prevent failures during drilling operations.

Size and Diameter

HDD drill pipes come in various sizes and diameters to accommodate different drilling requirements. The size of the pipes is often chosen based on the diameter of the borehole needed for the installation of pipes, conduits, or cables.


The weight of the drill pipes is a critical factor, as it affects the overall drilling performance. The pipes need to be heavy enough to exert sufficient downward force for efficient drilling but not too heavy to compromise the drilling equipment's capabilities.


HDD drill pipes should have a certain level of flexibility to navigate through the curved bore path without breaking or getting stuck. This flexibility is crucial for the success of horizontal directional drilling projects.

Corrosion Resistance

Given that HDD operations often involve drilling through various soil and groundwater conditions, corrosion resistance is essential to maintain the integrity of the drill pipes over time.

These properties collectively contribute to the overall effectiveness and reliability of HDD drill pipes in horizontal directional drilling applications. The specific requirements for drill pipes may vary depending on the geological and environmental conditions of the drilling site. Tongshun provides high quality HDD drill pipe, please contact us if you need it.

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