There are various methods to test the quality of a system. However, most of the testing methods cause damage to the system. When inflicting damage on the system is out of the question, non-destructive testing methods come in handy. Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a group of techniques that are used to evaluate the properties of […]
ASTM Corrosion Tests and Standards
Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when materials are exposed to corrosives such as oxygen, acids, ions humidity, high temperatures, sunlight, or various chemicals. Corrosion affects a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and organic materials. Corrosion is a major problem for many applications since it negatively affects the structural integrity of […]
Condition Based Maintenance
Correct analysis and accurate design are the key principles of a well-functioning system however, the longevity and effectiveness of any system depend on appropriate maintenance. There are many strategies for maintenance. Establishing the correct strategy of maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of the system. In this article, we will discuss condition-based maintenance. What […]
ST52 Carbon Steel
ST52 is one of the most commonly used low-Carbon steels. ST52 is used to manufacture structural components and mechanical parts and its excellently weldable. In this article, we will discuss the properties of ST52 and the welding techniques that are commonly used for processing this specific type of low-Carbon steel. Steel is graded based on […]
Tepid water requirements for emergency showers
Introduction Working with hazardous materials can be harmful; but in some workplaces, contact with such materials is inevitable. If you wish to review our selection of tools suitable for workplaces with dangerous materials. Unwanted contact can occur even with protected skin and eye gear. If not correctly attended to, such exposure can cause permanent damage. […]
Prevent overexposure to welding fumes and gases
Introduction Welding is a construction process that fuses two or more parts through heat, pressure, or both. It is an elementary fabrication process used in various industries such as construction, mechanical installations, machinery production, and the oil/gas industry. Metals and thermoplastics are the most common materials merged by welding, but welding can fuse a broad […]
Disposal of flammable and dangerous substances
Flammable substances are essential components for various industries; however, incorrect use and storage of such materials may lead to disasters due to their hazardous nature. Moreover, the waste and byproducts of most flammables can be just as dangerous. Correct disposal and waste management planning of flammables is crucial to prevent fires and explosions. Definition Flashpoint […]
Risks of working in carbon monoxide filled environments
What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can kill you. That is why it is sometimes called “the silent killer”. CO has no identifiable odor but is often mixed with other odorous gases. Therefore, carbon monoxide can be breathed or inhaled with a gas that has a […]
Bump Caps vs Hard Hats
In this post you’ll learn Why is head protection important Difference between Bump Caps and Hard Hats When should a Hard Hat or a Bump Cap be used Thousands of workers encounter head injuries at work yearly, and these injuries can lead to lost working hours and, in severe cases, death. According to most recent […]
OSHA Guidelines to Prevent Heat Illness
In this post you’ll learn As summer months approach, workers exposed to hot environments can be at risk of heat stress. Extreme heat can lead to occupational diseases and injuries. Heat stress can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, muscle spasms, or heat rash. Heat can also cause sweat in the palms, cloudiness of goggles, and […]
CNC Grinding: What You Need to Know
The industrial manufacturing sector has witnessed a massive rise in competitiveness owing to ever-advancing technological leaps. Apart from the developments, challenges involved in manufacturing high-quality components at minimum expenses have also surfaced. To minimize manufacturing obstructions, the CNC grinding system has entered the picture and revolutionized the grinding industry as we know it. A Complete […]
Preventing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome in the oil and gas industry
According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) is a vibration exposure that mainly affects people who regularly use vibrating pneumatic, electric, hydraulic, and gasoline-powered hand tools. Research and studies going back to 1918 link HAV exposure to a condition of the fingers and hands called Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). […]
What is the Fire Diamond?
There are many different types of labeling hazardous goods. Each has a distinct role to play, and it’s critical to understand the distinctions between them. NFPA 704 is a standard for hazard identification that was developed to make emergency response decisions easier. It specifies a straightforward, readily recognized, simply understood method for identifying the particular […]
Pressure Welding Enclosures (PWE)
A pressurized welding enclosure (PWE) is a fully enclosed area that is safe for welding work near classified environments or otherwise dangerous. Some systems use a computer to control atmospheric monitoring and welding equipment.
Tools for Offshore Grinding
Non-sparking tools are essential in maintenance, operation, and modification jobs. Certain electric, hydraulic or pneumatic tools are indispensable across the board, and especially when performing a job in an Offshore Platform.
Pipeline integrity management
Pipeline integrity management is about being compliant with regulations and having a program that ensures safety and lowers operational costs. Operators have the best programs when they have a good system for managing pipeline integrity. They manage their processes, documentation, metrics, and organization to be more efficient with pipeline integrity.
Port and Dock Workers: Top Five Challenging Conditions
Docking is a high-risk industry. The work environment is challenging, and the job often requires workers to do their jobs with heavy equipment despite extreme weather conditions. Workers in seaports and docks must be prepared to work through the day and night, communicate effectively with international colleagues, and understand safety procedures which can vary depending […]
Hastelloy Applications in Explosive Environments
Hastelloy delivers strength at high temperatures and exceptional corrosion resistance, ideal for use in chemical process plants and petrochemical industry.
Grinding Sparks in Explosive Environments
The use of high-temperature gases and electrical arcs in welding means that as no mechanical energy has imparted the distance the sparks travel is reduced. However, in both cases, the hot material in spark form is close to the melting point of the material being worked on.
Dust explosions and how to avoid them
Work permit generation in process plants handling a highly flammable powder or combustible dust will necessarily focus on risk reduction or prevention.