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Pipeline - Sideboom - Intermediate with Winching-KENTUCKY
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20 days
Boston, KY

Sideboom - Intermediate with Winching

This class is a three week course. The course schedule is 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. A typical day will consist of 2 hours of classroom training followed by 8 hours of practical field training.  Sidebooms utilized in this course are Hydraulic and Live tractors.

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 be winched by a single tractor.
  • The proper procedures to be winched over different terrains and conditions.
  • The proper procedures of multiple tractors being winched at the same time.
  • How to properly carry a section of pipe down a slope.
  • How to “stove-pipe” and lower-in pipe on a slope.
  • How to deal with endo/pipe movement.
  • How to properly cross-clutch steer on a hillside.
  • Pipeline terminology and vocabulary
  • Safety
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Pipeline (PLCA)