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Utility Locator Classroom Training

Dates & Registration

3M utility locator classroom training is located in Austin, Texas. Class size is limited to 8 - 10 participants. To register for your free training class, please contact us or call 512-984-5936.

Feb. 16 - 17
April 5 - 6
Sept. 13 - 14
October 25 - 26

Utility Locator Classroom Training Schedule

Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gary Morris

Classroom and Field Training
Basic Theory – Understanding the concept of a good locate
Dynatel 2250M/2273M/2220M Transmitter set-up / hook ups / functions
Direct Connect, Dyna-Coupler and Induction Methods
Dynatel 2250M/2273M/2220M Receiver set-up / functions
Hands-on field locating using Direct Connect, Dyna-Coupler and Induction Methods
Basic Theory - Sheath Faults / Earth Return Faults
Hands-on Fault Locating
Sonde (Active Duct Probe) Locating

Day 2 – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Gary Morris

Classroom and Field Training
Basic Theory & Operation - Electronic Markers; iD Markers and Passive Markers
Dynatel 1420-iD Marker Locator set-up / functions
iD Marker Templates – PC Tools installation and use
iD Markers and GPS integration
GPS and GIS Overview
3M Locating & Marking website review of available locating and product help
Additional questions, or help, as time permits

Utility Locator Classroom Training Directions & Area Hotels

Training Location:
The 3M Austin Training Facility within the 3M Plant, located at the corner of Research Blvd. (aka, Interstate Hwy 183) and Duval Rd., in Building 1.

Street Address: 11705 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78759

  • Leave Austin Bergstrom Intnl. Airport going West on Presidential Blvd. – 0.6 miles
  • At the Stop light turn left onto Bastrop Hwy/TX-71 E.
  • Merge onto the highway – 1.2 miles
  • Merge right onto US-183 N. – 16.3 miles
  • Take the Duval Road exit and merge to the right lane. – 0.2 to 0.3 miles
  • At the Stop light turn right.
  • Turn left at the first street.
  • The 3M Austin Plant is on the left side.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the second left turn.
  • Park and proceed to the Building 2 entrance.
  • Security is located near the entrance and they will admit you. Sign-in and obtain your security badge. Your instructor will be contacted when you arrive and will then escort you to Building 1.

Area Hotels:
There are many hotels in the area. Three of the frequently used hotels that are close to the 3M facility are:

  • Hilton Garden Inn (Austin NW Arboretum); 11617 Research Blvd; Austin, TX 78759; 512-241-1600
  • Staybridge Suites (Austin Arboretum); 10201 Stonelake Blvd; Austin, TX 78759; 1-800-225-1237
  • Staybridge Suites (Austin NW); 13087 US Hwy 183 North; Austin, TX 78750; 1-800-225-1237


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