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Course Name
Pipeline - Sideboom - Hydraulic Controls
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20 days
Crosby, TX

This class is a three week course. The course schedule is 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, MondaySaturday. A typical day will consist of 2 hours of classroom training followed by 8 hours of practical field training.

Classes are intended for experienced operators, although apprentices with journeyman level skills are encouraged to apply. A proficiency test will be given at the beginning of the course.

This course will prepare you for working in the pipeline industry. The following subjects will be covered:

  • A pipeline spread – Explain in depth each individual crew
  • Sideboom controls
  • How to properly steer the sideboom around obstacles while carrying a section of pipe
  • How to catch the load that is being carried
  • How to carry a load using one sideboom or multiple machines
  • How to correctly carry a joint of pipe with the aid of a swamper
  • The multiple uses of a sideboom through various stages of pipeline construction
  • Pipeline terminology and vocabulary
  • Safety 
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