Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems 2020 January-February Downstream Safety Technology 

Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems

Detection of methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other gas leaks, is becoming increasingly critical to gas plant safety and emissions monitoring in the heavily-regulated oil and gas industry. Reducing costs, improving safety and complying with regulations require the ability to monitor hard-to-reach areas and many oil and gas producers are augmenting gas detection capability with wireless instruments because… Read More
Photo courtesy of PK Safety 2019 September-October Safety 

Gas Detection and the Connected Worker

In our increasingly connected world, portable gas detectors have been slow to keep up with the latest digital trends. In the age of IoT, you can control your toaster and home thermostat using an app on your smartphone, but what about your portable gas detector? When wearing a portable gas detector on the job, whether it’s a single gas H2S… Read More
AMC Fireproofing Yard 2019 May-June Downstream Safety 

Transforming Fireproofing in the Downstream

In the event of a hydrocarbon plant fire, unprotected structural steel will only last a few minutes before it collapses. Whether it is a pipe rack or vessels, heat could lead to the catastrophic collapse of the structure, making it crucial to protect it. Various fireproofing systems have been utilized over many years to protect these steel structures. Surprisingly, there… Read More
Why “Lesser” Injuries Matter: The Case for Hand Safety 2019 March-April Safety 

Why “Lesser” Injuries Matter: The Case for Hand Safety

Oil and gas workers and employers are well aware that jobs in this industry are notoriously dangerous. In fact, the oil and gas industry is so dangerous that most workplace safety reporting focuses on severe injuries and fatalities. It’s understandable that so much focus is directed at preventing major accidents. But, unfortunately, that means that the prevention of less severe… Read More
Fall Protection and Training in the Oil and Gas Industry 2019 January-February Safety 

Fall Protection and Training in the Oil and Gas Industry

Protecting workers from falls is an important aspect in the extraction, transportation, and fixed facility refining of oil and gas. The hierarchy of fall protection specifies that hazards should be eliminated or protected by passive systems such as guardrails; when that isn’t possible. Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest systems help keep workers safe. Arrest systems typically include an anchor, body… Read More
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