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The Correct Way to Wear a Hard Hat

By CrownOilfieldInstrumentation, 2016-08-19

Correct Way to Wear a Hard Hat


A hard hat might be a torment to wear for a considerable lot of you, however we need to wear them in risky working environment situations. Yes, you may believe it's excessively hot, making it impossible to wear, or that it's an aggravation since it might fall off, yet it's a fundamental piece of your protective gear. Everyone wears them. Righands wear them, toolpushers wear them, drilling rig services specialists wear them, and in environment where you're hurt your head, you need to wear one. 


What is a Hard Hat and How Is It Constructed?  


A hard hat is a head covering that shields the worker's head from any work-related objects that may fall or from other head injuries associated with the work environment. It is a part of all personal protective equipment and, by and large, weight 14 ounces. A hard hat are made up of two pieces; the external shell and the strapping. The external shell can be made of an assortment of materials, typically some type of non-conductive thermoplastic, similar to polyethylene or polycarbonate. The second part, the strapping, is made of portions of nylon webbing that are woven and shaped groups of HDPE, vinyl, or nylon. This material with a strap suspension is flexible for a custom fit.


Hard hats are classified in two sorts: I and II. Sort I are made to shields the highest point of the head from any falling items. Sort II shields the wearer from any blows, the back of the head and in addition the side and top of the head.



The Most Effective Method to Take Care of Your Hard Hat.


Normal examination is indispensable to keeping your hard hat in good order.


First Time Inspection


Before you utilize your hard hat, ensure that you have the correct sort and class for your employment. Make certain to collect your hard hat according to the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines. When you have your hat assembled, modify the strapping for a good fit, guaranteeing that it is comfortable yet not very tight. Your hat ought to be sufficiently tight to keep stay on your head without slipping or chafing your skin.


Customary Inspection


Every time you utilize your hard hat, you should examine it. Search for any splits in the external covering. Any splits, gouges or chipping can be dangerous on the off chance that you get knocked on the hat. Any wear, for example, crazing, splits or chalking, can bring about the hat to break when hit, slammed, or thumped. Inspect the strapping to guarantee that they are not frayed and that the hat fits snuggly on your head. All attachments of the suspension ought to be appropriately fitted into the appropriate openings.


Cleaning and Maintenance


Utilizing a gentle cleanser and some warm water is best to keep your hard hat clean. Utilizing harsher or rougher cleaners could deface the surface, which can damage the shell and/or strapping. Be mindful to Store your hard hat far from anything that can harm it and shield it from dirt. Direct daylight and extreme warmth can hurt the external shell and cause the strapping to disintegrate after some time.


Replacing Your Hard Hat


Contingent upon how and when you wear your hat will decide when you will need to replace it. Most manufacturers have particular guidelines explaining when you should replace your hard hat.  The manufacture provides the date it was built that is molded into the shell. The normal lifetime for a hard hat is 2 to 5 years, contingent upon use and manufacturer’s suggested specifications. Lastly, if your hat indicates wear or on the off chance that it's taken a blow, then it is best to get a new one.


Correct Way to Wear a Hard Hat 

Wearing a hard had can spare your life, however in the event that you wear it inappropriately, you could cause a great deal of damage to your head. Follow these steps to correctly wear your hard hat.


  • Continuously modify the strapping to keep the best possible space between your head and hat. There ought to be around 1 to 1/4 inches freedom from your head.
  • Try not to modify the shell or strapping, particularly don't bore openings in external shell.
  • Do not put your head on backwards, unless your hat is rated for such use by the manufacturer.
  • Always use the appropriate strapping for exterior shell that you have.  
  • Avoid wearing anything under your hat, for example, a sock cap or baseball hat, under your hard hat.
  • Avoid putting anything under your hard hat, aside from your head. Utilizing it as an additional pocket, will just result in damage.
  • Putting stickers on your hat is fine, except keep stickers to a minimum. Hats are frequently reflective, and stickers can lessen this vital security feature.
  • IF your hat has been dropped or has received a blow, then it’s time to replace it.
  • In the event that a hard hat has been dropped more than 8 to10 feet or has been struck coercively, it ought to be replaced. 

A hard hat is a fundamental piece of your own protection equipment. It shields your head from knocks and thumps. Furthermore, it will keep you safe around low-hanging hardware and from falling items. Wearing your hat might be a torment to a significant number of you, however it will keep your most essential resource, your head safe. So whenever you're preparing for work, keep in mind to assess your hat to protect your head.

How to Be Safe When Using Hydraulic Hoses

By CrownOilfieldInstrumentation, 2016-07-28

Safety Type for Using Hydraulic Hoses


Hydraulic hoses are composed not to spill, but rather shockingly, with typical wear and tear, they may. The best be safe around hydraulic hoses and hydraulic fluid is with consistent examinations and upkeep. So how would you keep yourself safe around hydraulic hoses? Keep reading to find out how to keep yourself safe when utilizing hydraulic hoses.


How are Hydraulic Hoses Effective in Measuring Pressure?


Hydraulic hoses are an indispensable piece of numerous drilling rigs, and they are intended to transmit power the length of a given hydraulic system. As the force is transmitted through the hose, almost no force will be lost, making hydraulic hoses an advantage to measuring pressure on a rig. Since they twist, fit in tight spaces and can be stretched across vast distances, hydraulic hoses  are an indispensable addition to any drilling rig.


Why Do Hydraulic Hoses Leak?


Hydraulic hoses have three fundamental parts, internal tube, strengthened second layer, and defensive external layer. They can shred with ordinary wear and tear, causing hydraulic liquid to spill out of  central tubing. Scrapes can results from the hose being flexed, bent, wrinkled, extended or squashed. Also, when a connection is fitted improperly, a hydraulic hose can leak, making the entire measurement system less accurate. What's more, after some time, if seals or threads wear, liquid can be discharged at the fittings.


Most Common Hydraulic Fluid Leak Injuries


  • Skin abrasions and burns
  • Fluid under extreme pressures can cut skin
  • Hoses can rupture, causing it to whip about and injure people nearby

How to Avoid Problems with Hydraulic Hoses


Regular inspection and maintenance is needed to prevent hose leaks. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for routine inspections and maintenance protocols.


General Inspection - Always utilize the best hose length and width to avoid abrasions and cuts. Make certain to appropriately mount hoses with the right ties and hangers, and check external coating for scraping where ties and hangers rub against the hose. Water can enter a worn outer hose layer, causing the metal inside to corrode. Once the protective metal is corroded, hydraulic liquid can leak from the inner tubing through the external defensive layers.


Appropriate Connections – Always make sure that connections fit properly and that:


  • Both hose ends are free of debris,
  • New seals are greased up and fit properly,
  • Fittings are not overly tightened, and
  • The appropriate, suggested fittings are utilized.
  • Crimped connections are attached properly and firmly to the hose.


Effective Methods For Finding a Hydraulic Hose Leak


The most ideal approach for finding a leak is to prevent it from happening. General upkeep and inspection are necessary to spot a potential area for a leak before it starts.  Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for proper maintenance and repairs. In the event that a leak is discovered, it is advisable to drain the entire hydraulic system of hydraulic fluid before attempting repairs.  


A Potential Leak in a Hose - If there seems, by all accounts, to be a break in the hose, then the most ideal approach to check it is to utilize a bit of cardboard or wood and run it along the suspected length of hose with the possible leak. The cardboard or wood will soak up the liquid, pinpointing area where the hole could possibly be. Since hydraulic liquid is hot and can burn your skin, it is never a wise move to use your bare or gloved hand to check for the fluid leaks. Indeed, even a pinpoint hole can tear skin.


A Potential Leak in the Connection - If the hydraulic fluid seems, by all accounts, to be originating from a connection, don't try to use a wrench to tighten the fitting. One additional turn could bring about a larger leak, if the fitting is over-tightened. Always drain hydraulic fluid before removing connection.  


Hydraulic pressure systems effectively measure pressure on a rig. And, regular maintenance and inspection can avoid hydraulic liquid from leaking out of the system. When you work with hydraulic frameworks and you see a hole, make sure to report it. In the event that your occupation requires that your repair hydraulic holes, make sure to do it appropriately and securely. In doing as such, you will counteract conceivable wounds and keep up a sheltered workplace for all.

The Typical Treatment Solution Introduction About Drilling Waste Management

By gnsolidsamerica, 2016-05-25

Drilling Waste Management is a necessary work in the oil & gas drilling industry. In this article, we will introduce the typical treatment solution with the drilling waste from GN.

As the top leader that has been only focusing on the solids control & drilling waste management almost 10 year, GN accumulates too much experience with the DWM.

  1. Oil-based drilling waste

For the oil-based drilling waste, the recommended typical treatment solution from GN is: Vertical cuttings dryer + Decanter Centrifuge.

The 1st-stage is to use the dryer and realize the solid-phase & liquid-phase separation; Then the 2nd-stage is to use the centrifuge to make the further separation with the liquid-phase gotten from the 1st-stage. And by the centrifuge’s high speed rotation, the very fine solid particles (usually over 2-5μm) in the liquid-phase will be further separated out and get the more cleaner liquid can be gotten. The cleaner liquid will be recycled.

  1. Water-based drilling waste

As proved by practice, the vertical cuttings dryer has good effect with the oil-based waste, but the High-G shaker has a better effect with the water-based waste. So for the water-based drilling waste, the recommended typical treatment solution from GN is: High-G shaker + Decanter Centrifuge

The 1st-stage is to use the High-G shaker, the drilling waste will be further dryer and liquid-phase will be collected. Then the collected liquid-phase will go into the centrifuge and be further treated as above.

After finishing the treatment as above with the drilling waste, the final collected liquid-phase (water, oil) will be recycled and used, so how about the further dried drilling waste?

Usually they will be mixed with some other materials to finally make up the construction materials like the bricks, etc.

Finally, Welcome to contact us for any need about the equipments or system, GN can make the customized solution for you.

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GN Solids Control: How to choose the proper centrifuge?

By gnsolidscontrol, 2016-05-19

As we know, centrifuge is a widely used machine in the solid-liquid separation field, which is widely used for treating the drilling mud, drilling waste , industrial slurry separation, etc.

<span>Different applications or use have different requirements with the centrifuge. In this article, we will introduce the knowledge about how to choose the proper centrifuge.</span>


  <li><span>According to the specific use to choose</span></li>


<span>Usually the rotation speed of centrifuge is high, the high speed also means the wear of inside some parts will be fast. Such as,</span>

<span>If the centrifuge is only used for “Solids Control” (separating out the solids from the mud or slurry), choose the lower (1800~2500RPM) speed centrifuge is enough;</span>

<span>If the centrifuge is only used for “</span><a href="http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/drilling-waste-management/"><span>Drilling Waste Management</span></a><span>” (separating out the very fine solids in the drilling waste), choose higher speed (over 3000RPM) is necessary</span>

<span>   If for both use, a </span><a href="http://www.vfds.com/blog/what-is-a-vfd-control-panel"><span>VFD </span></a><span>decanter centrifuge is recommended, its speed can be adjusted according to the actual use, but the price will also be a little high.</span>

<span>   So if the customer can identify the use, choosing corresponding </span><a href="http://www.gnsolidscontrol.com/decanting-centrifuge/"><span>decanter centrifuge</span></a><span> will be important for control the cost;</span>

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  <li><span>According to the treatment capacity to choose</span></li>


<span>Usually, in the Oil &amp; Gas industry the required treatment capacity in unit time is big (200GPM or above); but in the other industry like the mining, industrial waste management, the required treatment capacity it will be small (40GPM or even small);</span>

<span>According to the actual required capacity, choosing the corresponding centrifuge will be necessary;</span><span> </span>

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  <li><span><span>  </span></span><span>According to the Ex standard to choose</span></li>


<span>Different application fields have corresponding Ex regulation, such as the Exd</span><span>Ⅱ</span><span>Bt4, IEC, ATEX, etc. Choosing the centrifuge with proper Ex standard is also important for controlling the cost;</span>

<span>Finally, Welcome to contact us for any need about the </span><a href="http://www.gnsolidsamerica.com/"><span>solids control </span></a><span>equipments or </span><a href="http://www.gnsolidsamerica.com/drilling-mud-circulating-system.html"><span>mud mixing system</span></a><span>, GN can make the customized solution for you.</span>

<span>Web</span><span>:</span><a href="http://www.gnsolidsamerica.com/"><span>http://www.gnsolidsamerica.com</span></a><span> </span>

<span>Email</span><span>:</span><a href="mailto:usa@gnsolidscontrol.com"><span>usa@gnsolidscontrol.com</span></a>

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By Jason Bott, 2016-04-14

Today’s business world is one of constantly increasing complexity, with ever greater risks to personnel, property, equipment, and the environment, alongside ever-growing governmental and industry regulation. Naturally, many companies are, as a result, investing more in the field of Health, Safety, and Environment (HS&E). HSE programs are those which aim to create a work environment that is safe for employees and the public, eco-friendly, and in compliance with any laws and regulations pertinent to a company’s field of operations. Relevant considerations include occupational safety and health; accident prevention; policy and practice oversight and revision; reduced use, reuse and recycling of resources; and general environmental friendliness, among others. Among HS&E systems, there are two main categories: paper-based and electronic. This article will explain the basic features of HS&E and take a look at the significant advantages of shifting your company’s HS&E system to an electronic one.

Standard Features of an HS&E System

Some common features of an HS&E system are listed below:

  • The setting of HS&E goals and the subsequent drafting, revision, implementation and communication of policies, with the aim of keeping up with (or exceeding) corporate standards and complying with pertinent regulation. This process would involve all levels of management and staff, both as a whole and according to division.
  • The definition, documentation, and communication of roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities related to HS&E. This entails both in-house interrelationships as well liaising with external bodies, such as trade associations or regulatory bodies. A strong HS&E program will ensure that staff are supplied with the necessary information, training and resources to maintain effective HS&E practices.
  • Continual risk evaluation and management. This includes the identification and minimization of specific hazards, both acute and chronic, and the acquisition, preparation and allocation of the requisite documentation needed for HS&E compliance.
  • Setting a timetable and milestones for HS&E implementation, while simultaneously developing contingency plans. Monitoring the progress and efficacy of policies and measures implemented, and holding periodic audits and reviews with an aim to hold relevant staff accountable and determine non-compliance, at the individual, divisional or companywide level. Documenting said audits for instructive and reference purposes, and distributing them to the relevant parties. Such documentation can include incident analysis reports, citations, customer and regulator feedback forms, and risk management analysis reports.

So Why Go Electronic?

As evidenced by the above list, a robust HS&E system naturally entails a great deal of documentation of all kinds, both in terms of outside documentation used for reference and planning (e.g. governmental regulatory codes), as well as in-house documentation produced to establish, implement and review HS&E processes. Apart from the sheer volume of basic documentation, many forms and reports will also undergo endless drafts, revisions and customizations, producing a yet longer paper trail. With this in mind, going electronic with your company’s HS&E is the logical choice, as it can spare you from drowning in a sea of paperwork.

First and foremost, an electronic HS&E system instantly eliminates a massive amount of paper documentation, which as a result both cuts down on the associated costs and hassles of physical paper printing, storage and filing. At the same time, electronic documents are immensely easier to tweak, as your business and industry reality changes in real time, without starting over from scratch. For instance, stock forms (whether in-house or external) are limitlessly customizable in electronic format, to accommodate the specific needs of your company, whether in terms of management, training, audits, etc. What is more, an electronic HS&E system allows for the seamless importation and integration of external documentation, as well as the sharing of in-house documentation with outside bodies without any need to ship paperwork and the hassles this entails, such as shipping costs, security and the liability of lost documentation.

In addition, electronic HS&E systems make all files available to anyone authorized to access them, whether via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, be it Android or Apple. The digital format also allows for the storage of images or other non-textual files alongside documentation, such as photos documenting incidents of non-compliance or training procedures. What is more, digital signatures are a cinch to collect and append to forms without the need to seek out the relevant party in person.

A final key advantage of electronic versus paper-based HS&E is the heightened security it offers. Rather than the physical lock and key of the traditional filing cabinet, your company can benefit from the security and redundancy of digital storage, under various encryption protocols, as well as real-time backups to keep track of updates and changes. Furthermore, you can audit any emendations made to documentation, in case of errors or even abuse. Finally, companies can choose to store documentation in the Cloud or in-house under their own proprietary firewalls – or both.


OFS PRO is a field service management system by Webcreek that combines electronic field ticketing, electronic HS&E, asset tracking, employee time tracking, proposal management and invoicing all in one integrated package. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help make your service enterprise more efficient and profitable.

What is a 4:1 Debooster?

By CrownOilfieldInstrumentation, 2016-01-31

What is a 4:1 Debooster?


A Crown 4:1 pressure sensor debooster is used in a hydraulic system to sense pressure and transmit this pressure to a hydraulic pressure gauge.   This sensor consists of a 4:1 debooster housing, 4:1 piston, debooster cap, check valve, hex stainless steel cross, and diaphragm separator (CD401)and 1502 union.

How Does A 4:1 Debooster Work?

As the pressure is transmitted through the hydraulic hose on the outer side of the debooster, it is 4 times stronger than after it passes through the debooster.  The deboosters housing is engineered to reduce the pressure at a ratio of 4:1 and works with a rubber diaphragm to achieve this reduction.  As the hydraulic fluid enters the debooster, it fills the chamber and the pressure is lessened.  For example, if the pressure is 16,000 PSI on the drilling side of the debooster, it will be 4,000 PSI on the gauge side of the system.  

Advantages of Using a Debooster

All Crown pressure sensors are engineered to withstand the harshest oilfield conditions.  A debooster will protect the sensitive gauge internals from harsh drilling fluids.  Because the Bourdon tube and linkage assembly are the most sensitive part of the gauge, they must be protected and a debooster does just that.  The second advantage to using a debooster is that it reduces high pressure to a lower pressure, protecting workers. High pressure hoses are subject to intense pressures, especially in fracking and cementing situations.  By reducing line pressure, workers are protected from a possible hose leak or blow out.  Third, high pressure hoses are expensive, and a debooster can lessen the cost of operations because it requires lower pressure hoses to transmit pressure to the gauge.  Fourth, hydraulic systems are easy to repair in the field, which ensures long, dependable use.  Finally, deboosters, because they are hydraulic systems, do not require electricity to operate.  When electrical components are unavailable or when an economical option is needed, a debooster is the best choice.

4:1 Deboosters are available in a variety of pressures and durable and dependable in the harshest conditions.  



Selecting a Tong Torque Gauge

By CrownOilfieldInstrumentation, 2016-01-01

Selecting a Tong Torque Gauge

What Is Torque?

Torque, measured in foot/pounds, is a force that twists an object that causes rotational motion.  When torque is applied to oilfield tubulars, that force needs to be measured in order to avoid twist offs.  Using a tong torque gauge will assist the driller in determining the max torque needed to make up and break out the drill string.

What Is a Tong Torque System?

Crown Oilfield Instrumentation offers a complete line of tong line pull and tong torque systems for use with manual and hydraulic oilfield tongs.  Tong torque systems are used with manual or electric tongs when the handle length is known and is not changed.  Unlike tong line pull systems, tong torque systems are not universal, meaning not interchangeable with a variety of tong handle lengths.  These systems measure the foot pounds of force that are applied to a  compression or tension load cell and transmit that information via a hydraulic hose to the gauge.  These gauges, either available in box or panel mount, are located on the driller's console.

How to Select the Right Tong System?

In order to select the right tong torque system, the following information is needed to be sure that you have the best system for your application. First, you'll need to know if you'll be using these gauges with a manual or electric system and if you'll be using a tension or compression load cell.  Second, you'll need to know the max capacity that will be measured.  Gauges, like car tachometers, work best at 3/4 scale or less.  Think of the red zone on the tachometer that measures the working speed of your car's motor.  Hydraulic gauges work best below three quarters of scale, just like your car's motor. So, if you know max torque then you can use a gauge within the 3/4 scale tolerance and be able to measure any extreme values above tolerance.   Next, the handle length is needed to calibrate the gauge and select the proper load cell.  The whole system is calibrated based on the max torque and the handle length of the tong in our factory so that the driller does not have to do so.  All of these parts of the system, gauge, load cell, and hose, work together to show the driller what foot/pounds of torque are being applied to the oilfield tubulars that he his working with.

Tong Torque Gauges

Tong Torque gauges are built to last and stand up to the harshest industry conditions.  Because these gauges are fluid-filled, they resist fluctuations and vibrations that result in day to day rig operations.  With a target pointer attached to the gauge glass, the driller can easily see at a glance when max torque is being achieved.  These gauges, along with the complete system, are easy to repair in the field, offering a lifetime of dependable use in the field.

RWD in the Miss Lime

By cole.mick, 2015-08-05

Our Mississippian Lime wells have been costly to drill sometimes taking up to 70 days. We have to make short trips and extra reamer runs to smooth the hole. Not many companies ream while drilling in the Miss Lime but I think it may save some some time and money. What are your thoughts? thanks

Not reporting accidents

By Not Happy, 2015-07-27
Anyone else find it troubling that a company as big as Nabors can't afford to file an accident report or pay an injured worker... Yet they have the man power to alter records and lie and hide things...trying to locate workers from rig 245 that were working on the North Slope and are aware of a fall that occurred and was NOT reported. If anyone knows anything... Please let me know.

A first for Thailand: Buying property with a 20-year visa

By kingdomproperty, 2015-07-13

A first for Thailand: Buying property with a 20-year visa

In what is the first initiative of its kind in Thailand, one property developer has joined forces with Thailand Elite to offer a 20-year visa for purchases at its Pattaya condominium.

Purchasers at Kingdom Property’s Pattaya Southpoint development will be entitled to a 20-year visa, which amounts to five-year multiple-entry visa that is renewable every four years.

The visa will entitle its holders to benefits that include fast-track immigration clearance, assistance with driving licences, discounts and a bilingual helpline.

Nigel Cornick, Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Property (pictured), said: “The long-stay solution will overcome many of the barriers that we see when selling our properties overseas. Generally unless you have a business visa, retirement visa or marriage visa, you are not permitted to stay for any length of time.

“This exciting partnership is akin to Malaysia’s My Second Home (MM2H) program and has massive potential.”

The visa will come as part of the purchase of a unit at Southpoint and the owner can sell the unit and the visa together, if he or she so wishes.

“The target demographic for this initiative is very wide,” added Cornick.

Website Link: http://www.kingdomproperty.com/20-year-visa/


Youtube Link:  https://youtu.be/98-bCbLguj0 

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