Standards planning is an important work package in ORFEUS and after analysing the relevant European standards the consortium concluded that the project has the potential to go beyond the original recommendations by creating a standard. ORFEUS has agreed a cooperation with DIN (German Standardisation Organisation) and under their guidance and the leadership of Dr. Mike Farrimond of Wellington Associates, a series of Workshops took place in Berlin resulting in the development of “DIN SPEC 91322 – Bore head radar for horizontal directional drilling; environment, conditions, limitations of use”. The work on the Standard was open to all specialists who we’re encouraged to join the ORFEUS consortium members in these discussions. The standard was published in July 2015 and is available through the DIN website – www.din.de/en/about-standards/din-spec/current-din-specs.
The development phases of the project are complete, and demonstration field trials, on live sites, have commenced.
Activities started in the test site of Tracto Technik in Lennestadt, Germany with a gentle work-out of the equipment to test the radar and communications systems before committing to working with contractors on commercial projects.
ORFEUS consortium published a questionnaire seeking the views of interested parties on the technology developed in the framework of the project. You are kindly invited to fill it in here.
ORFEUS organizes the first demonstration of the prototype radar in Germany, in a Leonhard Weiss job site close to Stuttgart city.
Prototype equipment has been prepared for live field trials in Germany, France and Slovenia. The trials will evaluate performance of the radar and will be finalized by end of summer 2015.
ORFEUS participated as exhibitor in the 32nd ISTT International NO-DIG exhibition in Madrid on 13-15 October 2014. The ISTT International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition is considered as one of the trenchless industry’s highlight of the year.
The ORFEUS partners welcomed at the booth over 50 visitors from 25 countries, who expressed considerable interest in the ORFEUS project and drill tip radar.
The Hands on Days organised by Tracto – Technik is a well-established and popular event which is attended by hundreds of trade visitors from all over the world. The event offers a unique opportunity for an exclusive in-depth experience of Trenchless Technologies in theory and practice. The multi-lingual programme includes more than 30 inspiring lectures, a trade exhibition featuring products of system-relevant products and live demonstrations.
Howard Scott, OSYS technology Ltd, gave a presentation entitled: “Radar in the underworld – a tale of two projects” at the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Colloquium, at University College London on 17 February 2014. Click here to download the presentation.
An ORFEUS Technical meeting took place on 3-4 February 2014 in Lennestadt where TRACTO-TECHNIK facilities are located. OSYS technology Ltd (project coordinator) and TRACTO-TECHNIK, Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), Florence Engineering, Vilkograd, EXERGIA, GDF SUEZ (project partners) discussed about the progress of the radar production and the field test trials.
A workshop to develop the scope for a national and international standard for the use of the ORFEUS directional drilling equipment was organized in Paris in the presence of ORFEUS technical partners. For more information, please contact Professor Mike Farrimond, principal of Wellington Associates at: email@example.com
An ORFEUS Technical meeting took place at Tracto Technik Lennestadt in the presence of Howard Scott, programme coordinator of OSYS, Guido Manacorda of IDS and Elmar Koch, Marcus Hamers and Thomas Schauerte of TRACTO-TECHNIK.
A workshop on national and international standards for use with directional drilling equipment was organised in Dublin in the presence of ORFEUS technical partners. For more information, please contact Professor Mike Farrimond, principal of Wellington Associates at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The second project meeting took place in the premises of GDF Suez in Paris. The coordination team and the Work-package leaders discussed on the project progress and agreed on the work plan for the next months.
Martin Morey of OSYS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED and Professor Mike Farrimond, principal of Wellington Associates participated in and presented the ORFEUS project to the delegates at the event “Mapping the Underworld” in Southampton.
The project kick off meeting took place in the premises of GDF Suez in Paris in the presence of all partners. The coordination team and the Work-package leaders presented the main project objectives and scope of work, while all partners discussed and agreed on the work plan for the next months.