hydroexcavation

hydroexcavation

[‚hī·drō‚eks·kə′vā·shən]
(mining engineering)
The use of high-pressure waterjets for cutting and removing material.
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To help keep operators safe and productive on the job site, the Ditch Witch[R] Prospector[TM] Nozzle boosts performance on hydroexcavation jobs by 30 percent compared with similar nozzles on the market.
Oaktree and Vac One intend to utilize T-Rex Services' operational excellence and strong presence in the fast-growing Texas market to rapidly build, both organically and through targeted acquisitions, a leading North American provider of vacuum and hydroexcavation services.
According to hydroexcavation best practices, there are set pressure limits based on the depth of the excavation.
The industry-exclusive technology ensures the operator is working within best practices and could very well change the hydroexcavation industry.
The new technology essentially prevents the operator of the HXX HydroExcavator from misusing the equipment or going against hydroexcavation best practices.
Vactor worked closely with excavation contractors to develop the HXX, which is a dedicated unit specifically designed for hydroexcavation. The HXX provides up to seven hours of continuous operation with the on-board water.
Because of the company's wide experience in the fiber-optic cable industry, the benefit of using hydroexcavation to locate all utilities running parallel with, over and under the path of a proposed utility installation was well known.
"Certainly," he said, "hydroexcavation played a key role on this project.
Hydroexcavation, commonly used for slot-trenching, potholing, and pipe location, is less evasive; therefore, causing less damage to buried fiber-optic lines, cables or utility pipes.
Today the company operates 11 big hydroexcavation machines from its Colorado headquarters and locations in Carrollton and Odessa, TX.