PO Box 48, Uvalde, Texas 78802
Phone: 830-278-7157 , Fax: 830-278-7159
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
DKM Enterprises, LLC. Scope of Work
Before work begins a land agent representing DKM Enterprises, LLC will send notices to inform current surface owners of the commencement of a pipeline removal project. Arrangements are made to enact the “rights ingress and egress” based on right-of-way specifications for the purpose of accessing the surface areas. Additionally, negotiations with landowners take place to discuss the issue of compensation for those who may sustain damages as a result of the removal process.
DKM Enterprises, LLC scope of work will consist of two Cat 320 track hoes, each equipped with Low Ground Pressure tracking systems, and weighing approximately 49,000 pounds. One track hoe will dig the pipeline with a half-moon digging shoe attached to a 24’’ bucket that will arc over the top of the line and tactfully uncover the line with out causing damage to the product. The second machine will come behind and cradle the newly uncovered pipe from the ditch. A steel lay-out cradle will be placed under the pipe for the purposes of lifting it and moving it into the designated work areas.
After pipe has been removed from the ditch, a D5N dozer, equipped with a Low Ground Pressure tracking system and six-way blade, weighing approximately 28,000 pounds, will push the spill back into the ditch and pack the ditch line. In areas where double ditching is required, the base soil will be filled, followed by the top soil. The dozer will keep pace with the removal and keep the ditch line back-filled, leveled and finalized to company specifications; no part of the ditch is ever left open over night.
Once the pipe has been placed in the right-of-way work area; the cutting process will begin. A tractor weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, with an attached platform containing oxygen and acetylene bottles, cutting torches and fire extinguishers is brought on line. The cutting rig is operated by two to three men as deemed necessary by pipe diameter. The pipe is generally cut at the welds, or in desired lengths of at least 40 feet.
Once the pipe has been cut and the work area has been cleared a Cat 938 front end loader weighing approximately 27,000 pounds, with 8 foot forks, will stack the joints of pipe in designated load out areas. All trucks will be equipped with custom pipe stakes that assure a safe loading environment. Pipe will be secured on trucks and hauled off the right-of-way to a DKM yard.
DKM Enterprises, LLC will also provide a line spotter to coordinate with the excavation process and assist in identifying foreign pipelines in the designated work area. A Dig TESS notification will be filed with the appropriate “locate request” call centers and all other operators with lines in the area will be notified of the scope of work and ensuing procedures prior to work commencing. In congested areas where excavating the pipe is not feasible, all efforts will be made to pull the pipe from the ground in a lateral motion. Any sections of pipe that must remain in place due to removal complications will be capped and or grouted as deemed necessary.
Upon completion of a pipeline project it is common practice to release the easement back to landowners.