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Gas Utility Field Training 1

Credits: 5
Course Number: 31-469-311

Course Description

31-469-311 GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 1 ...construction equipment safety and operation (trenching, backhoe, boring), equipment maintenance, gas and vehicular safety, and field mapping. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Gas Utility Construction & Service)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer

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What will I learn?

  1. Explain Characteristics and Hazards of Propane & Natural gas
  2. Operate tools in the gas industry in a safe manner
  3. Operate vehicles commonly used by the gas industry
  4. Demonstrate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  5. Operate Backhoe/Loader
  6. Operate Trenchers
  7. Operate Compressors
  8. Join Plastic Pipes with heat fusion using butt fusion process
  9. Join Plastic Pipes with heat fusion using socket fusion process
  10. Prepare for excavation hazards
  11. Locate underground facilities
  12. Perform tracer wire connections
  13. Become familiar with OQ (Operator Qualifications) used in gas utility industry
  14. Join plastic pipes with electro-fusion.
  15. Join Plastic Pipes with heat fusion using saddle fusion process
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