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Course Name
Pipeline - Excavator - Intro to pipeline excavator
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6 days
Crosby, TX


This class is a one week course. The course schedule is 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. A typical class will consist of 1 day of classroom training followed by 5 days of practical field training.

Classes are intended for less experienced operators, oilers and apprentices are encouraged to apply.

This course will introduce you to the excavator techniques utilized in the pipeline industry. The following subjects will be covered with emphasize on the Sloped Ditching Technique.

  • A pipeline spread –  Explain in depth each individual crew
  • All the various applications of an excavator throughout the many different stages of construction
  • Students will be introduced to the excavator, go over the fundementals of the machine
  • A exhibition course will be set-up, students will test there ability by carrying weights through this course while operating the travel of the machine
  • How to dig a pipeline sloped ditch.
  • Students will learn how to build water-breakers with an excavator. 
  • Understanding the pipeline terminology and vocabulary words.
  • Safety
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Pipeline (PLCA)