Heat stress is a common occurrence in open pit mining operations. The heat can be caused by the heat radiating from dark surfaces, or the heat retained by various materials in the open-pit mine. By conducting risk analyses in advance, it is feasible to avoid industrial accidents and the consequences of industrial accidents such as […]
Winter is the time of year when cold weather hinders refinery operations, pipelines, and railways. The winter weather creates a number of obstacles for these things to do their job in delivering much-needed fuel to demanding markets. Winter is usually unrelenting with cold temperatures across much of the U.S., which increases demand for space heating […]
Pneumatic impact wrenches are power tools that do require regular maintenance. Poor lubrication is one of the most common causes of tool decay and failure. Here we will go through certain practices that can help you maintain your tools in better conditions. Work area basics Keep your work area clean and tidy. Cluttered and dirty […]
Every day, energy employees face hazardous situations. According to OSHA, the oil and gas sector employs more than 450,000 people in extraction and support—oil and gas workers have the most fall-related injuries, with a rate of 148.9 severe injuries per 100,000 employees.
What are some things we can do to make work sites safer?
The natural gas and oil industry is an important source of jobs in the United States. IHS projects that 1.9 million direct job opportunities will be available through 2035, with nearly one million of those being semi-skilled and skilled craft trades positions. With this many potential career opportunities on offer, it’s no wonder that so many people are turning to careers in energy as a means for financial stability and success.
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.
You never know when the cut-resistant gloves you wear will be your saving grace. Cut-resistant gloves can help protect your hands and fingers from accidents that could otherwise cause significant injury to them. But not all cut-resistant gloves are created equal. It’s important to understand the difference between cut resistance and cut protection to ensure that you’re choosing the right type of glove for your work environment.
The pipeline industry is one of the most regulated industries and for good reason. There are many established standards that cover design, operations, and maintenance to ensure risks from major accidents are minimized.
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 […]
Moisture in compressed air may cause problems for pneumatic tools and increase down time and maintenance as a result. Learn how to avoid it.
Manufacturing applications involve many different jobs, among them, is assembly, cutting, welding, grinding, painting, drilling and so on. In this post, we will discuss how a pneumatic impact wrench works and some of the technology used to make this technology easy, efficient and readily available at our fingertips. A pneumatic impact wrench, much as most […]
When are pneumatic tool repairs needed? We discuss the components of an air tool and how each part can need repair or replacement.
Air Tools have been used for hundreds of years. Applications are wide and range from household all the way to military and aerospace. One type of tool of great importance in manufacturing processes is the emblematic sand rammer.
In this post, we will discuss how a pneumatic drill works and some of the technology used for assembly, cutting, welding, grinding, painting, and drilling.
Air angle grinders are durable and safer to use. Learn about what these tools are great for.
Crude oil storage tanks repairing is crucial in the oil extraction industry. Unrefined oil stays in these tanks waiting to be transported or processed into finished products. The integrity of the storage tank is essential to preserve the oil. The problem is of course maintenance. Things like crude oil tank cleaning may seem like a […]
Compare the features and advantages of using pneumatic grinders against electric grinders.
Learn how the motor of a pneumatic tools works, in this case a pneumatic vertical grinder.