Work permit generation in process plants handling a highly flammable powder or combustible dust will necessarily focus on risk reduction or prevention.
We will discuss the process of inspecting pipelines in explosive environments. coatings, and the job responsibility of NACE inspectors, and the preparation of a good surface profile for pipeline networks and oil field tanks.
While initially more expensive TFT-PNEUMATIC Safety Tools offer significant advantages over conventional tools. Designed to be used in Explosive and Classified Atmospheres (including Dust Explosive areas), these tools offer unique characteristics that make them the tool of choice for Offshore Platforms, Refineries, Nuclear Plants, Chemical Plants, pipe wrapping industry, and many others. Similar to conventional […]
Pipe corrosion is a costly problem everyone in our industry deals with. The World Corrosion Organization estimated in 2019 that corrosion worldwide costs $2.5 trillion US dollars annually or 3 to 4% of the GDP of industrialized countries. Why Pipes Corrode A corroded pipe is more than a nuisance. It is dangerous at best, and […]
Corrosion affects infrastructure and destroys equipment and utilities. Pipeline support brackets are areas commonly damaged by corrosion. Surface preparation is hard to achieve and it sometimes involves the use of cranes to lift the pipelines. Even if it doesn’t, the space created while raising the pipelines is typically quite small. When these jobs involve Class […]
As part of TFT-Pneumatic’s interaction with Users and Customers, we knew there was room for improvement within our cutting and weld seam removal systems, specifically pipe cutting machines. While speed is not necessarily as important as doing a certified cold work job, we knew it was something that mattered to us and to the end-user. […]
Among the toughest jobs in a Classified Environment is being able to operate and not generate heat that could cause an explosion. Jobs that take place in areas where flammable materials are present such as natural gas, methane, and all sorts of hydrocarbons, require a very special set of tools to be used. In many […]
Explosive environments are among the most challenging places to work on. Refineries, Chemical Plants, Process Plants, Boats/Ships and Offshore Platforms are included among them. In these environments, it is often necessary to do maintenance and modification jobs. Hot work permits are hard to get, or at the very least they should be. Some places will […]