What is Hydrovac?
The process of Hydro Excavation, the only non-destructive method of digging, utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose underground infrastructure.
During the hydrovac process, pressurized water is injected into the ground through a handheld wand. As the soil cover is liquified, the resulting slurry is simultaneously extracted by a powerful vacuum and stored in a debris tank onboard the hydrovac.
Hydrovacs can dig effectively in all soil types, including clay, and with the aid of onboard heaters, hydrovacs provide a safe means of digging in frozen ground. Our powerful hydrovac systems can excavate up to 60′ deep and at distances of 600′ from the truck, enabling work to be done in areas of limited access.
Uses of Hydrovac Trucks in Maintaining Oil and Gas Pipeline
The safety and maintenance of the oil and gas pipeline industry is extremely crucial, as there are a large number of risks involved. These industries have underlying pipelines supplying oil and gas all over the region. These resources are worth millions of dollars. Any kind of pipeline mishap can lead to huge losses and destruction. To eliminate any kind of losses or a disaster, it is important to maintain the safety of these pipes. The first step towards maintaining and repairing oil and gas pipeline is to expose them to the daylight.
Pipeline excavation can be extremely dangerous if not done correctly using the best methods. Hydrovac is the simplest way to dig the land while keeping the pipes and other underground utilities safe.
For regular inspection and maintenance, it is important to dig the area carefully without causing any damage to pipes when exposing them. Using traditional methods of digging can accidentally damage pipes causing cracks and ruptures. Hydrovac trucks target a particular area that needs to be excavated and use high-pressure water jets to start the excavation process. This helps in excavating the land precisely, without causing any damage to the pipes. Precise and accurate excavation also help in repairing the faulty pipelines.