Duct Cleaning and Desilting

duct pipes with live cables running throughAs the pace of communications technology continues, the requirement to lay more fibre optic cables to deliver faster broadband connections into people’s homes and properties speeds up, to keep abreast with the demand from the public here in the UK.  Cable ducts suffer from similar problems to wastewater pipes, root ingress and displaced joints that allow silt, soil and other debris to gather at the bottom of the cable ducts. Water infiltrates the ducting too and this needs to be removed to stop the cables sitting in the water.  It’s a skilled job to remove the silt without damaging the cable network.  Lanes operatives use specialist jetting heads that push and pull the debris, into the nearest manhole chamber, where the Lanes fleet of jetvac units suck out the silt quickly and efficiently.

Desilting and cleaning is not exclusive to the communications and telecoms sector.  In the same manner ducting that carries energy cables from onland wind farms and other locations, suffer the same consequences of silt build up.  Additional challenges with remote locations certainly means that without the correct kit and resources, dealing with this essential maintenance and cleaning is difficult.  Lanes has a range of off road units suitable for remote locations where jetting, cleaning and inspection can be carried out using off road track mounted units.  This enables our customers to be assured that they are getting a total solution to their maintenance programs.

View inside of long plastic tube under ground.
View inside of long plastic tube under ground. Colorful ribbed wall of plastic pipe, green light at circle end. Tunnel under ground with far light

Here at Lanes we have been working with major cable instillation companies for years assisting them remove the silt from the ducts to enable them to push through new cables.  Much of this work is carried out, out of hours as the cable ducts run through cities and towns, by cleaning and removing the debris, the cable companies can lay the new fibre optic cables quickly with a minimum of disruption to commuters and the general public.  Lanes fleets of jetvac units are versatile and problem solving for our customers is something that we thrive on here at Lanes.  Do you have a duct that requires cleaning and the silt removing?  Give us a call on 0800 526 488 we would be happy to help.