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Direct

Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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But the Fullers had followed the evolution of directional drilling, understood its benefits, and recognized that the Plainview job seemed well suited for it.
Most industry observers believe the immediate future for directional equipment centers on water work, primarily because there currently is no grade control system available for directional drilling equipment.
com) has established itself as an experienced and capable directional drilling company.
This technique allows the process to bottom-gate and bottom-feed the castings, which provides the highest yield, controlled feeding pressure and directional solidification.
The job was the first in Iowa where directional drilling was used for a project of this type that included major urban construction, said Slattery, and he commended Water Works Director Larry Anderson for approving a technology that never had been used in the area.
operates three Ditch Witch directional boring systems to make a variety of underground installations in the San Francisco Bay and Peninsula areas.
MS Directional - providing value-added directional drilling services to customers, utilizing its application expertise, state-of-the-art equipment and experienced personnel to create superior performance in a responsive and cost effective manner.
EPRI research directed toward that goal, along with similar efforts conducted during the same period by the Gas Research Institute (now the Gas Technology Institute), ultimately resulted in development of the first compact directional drilling machines designed specifically for utility construction.
To date, horizontal directional boring has had little impact in the area of public works.
Centerline (or piping) voids result from gross directional effects--for example, when large liquid pools are isolated within the casting during solidification.
Contract notice: Public spaces - transport infrastructure development - extension and renovation of road directional sequencing - purchase orders to the market - years 2015 to 2018- open tender.
Manufacturers of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment and related products along with many HDD contractors, recognize that utilities providing drinking water and sanitary sewer services are facing a huge task to rehabilitate, rebuild and upgrade aging and failing infrastructures.

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