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Course Details

Course Name
Pipeline - Hydro-Excavation
6 days
Crosby, TX

This class is one week in length; six days total, Monday – Saturday, the class runs 10 hours a day. The class will consist of one instructor and four students.  

As the pipeline industry evolves, hydro-excavation is becoming one of the most popular way among gas companies to pothole/locate and excavate their existing hotlines. Hydro-excavation is considered one of the safest and most efficient ways to excavate and locate pipelines. As the demand for these machines rise in the industry, so will the demand for the skilled operators to operate them. This is a highly recommended course.

In this class the operator shall learn:

  • The basic controls of a Hydro-excavator
  • The basic controls of a Morooka
  • The fundamentals for locating pipelines.
  • How to locate a pipeline without damaging the protective coating.
  • How to excavate a pipeline without damaging the protective coating
  • Learn different trenching techniques.
  • Learn the different nozzle selection
  • Environmental concerns
  • Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Terminology 
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