Ream Size

Published: January 30, 2024 | Last updated: January 30, 2024

What Does Ream Size Mean?

“Ream Size” refers to the diameter or size of the hole or bore created during the reaming process. Reaming is a crucial step in various trenchless methods, where an initial pilot hole is drilled and  enlarged to accommodate the installation of pipelines or other utilities. The ream size determines the final dimensions of the underground pathway, and is carefully selected based on factors like the size of the utility to be installed and soil conditions.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Ream Size

In trenchless construction, the choice of ream size, particularly in methods like horizontal directional drilling (HDD), is a critical decision based on various considerations, including: the diameter and type of the utility, soil conditions, bore path length, environmental requirement, drilling equipment capabilities, and project specifications. 

The ream size directly impacts the success and efficiency of the project. Choosing the correct size ensures the accommodation of utilities, while reducing friction during reaming, maintaining structural integrity of the borehole, and helping meet overall project requirements. Selecting a ream size is an essential step toward optimizing the installation process, minimizing risks associated with drilling, and guaranteeing the long-term functionality of the installed underground utilities.


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