The oil and gas industry was the first to recognize the safety benefits and cost effectiveness of vacuum excavation.
Ecotech with Oil & Gas
The oil and gas industry is very protective of the safety and integrity of their pipelines and facilities as they transport millions of dollars worth of pressurized gas or crude oil to their production and refining facilities through a complicated network of oil and gas pipelines that stretch across North America.
Today, many contractors will require vacuum excavating around buried infrastructures. During new construction and installations, hydro/air excavating can be used to expose pipeline crossings of conflicting facilities. Quite often, new plants or compressors are built on top of old facilities where the extent and location of underground lines are unknown. Slot trenching and pre-dug piling holes can verify the existence, depth and orientation of buried infrastructure.
For plant and facility maintenance, Ecotech can safely excavate around high-pressure lines in congested areas. Soft digging is great for efficiency, thereby increasing production rates and lowering costs on most maintenance projects. With the use of vacuum excavating and our commitment to safety training, Ecotech can provide a valuable service that minimizes costly incidents involving pipeline damage and worker safety.