Oil rigs are exposed to extreme conditions when they hit the oil reserves under the ground and while they’re digging. The deeper you go, you’ll experiencing increasingly higher pressure that that the equipment will have to withstand. As a general rule, pressure increases by 25 bar every 100 meters and the temperatures are as much as […]
When we’re talking about any type of process industry, where you’re not working with discrete batches of products—taking measurements is a sensitive and crucial concern. Since there’s no way of discretizing the production outcomes in these industries, you need real time data to measure performance, enforce safety protocols and manage production lines. When we consider […]
Oil excavation is one of the deadliest professions across all other occupations in the modern commercial industry. Owing to the highly volatile nature of natural fuels before processing and extreme environmental conditions, nearly 51.7% of all the people working in excavation are fatally injured on the job. This figure points out how dangerous working on an […]
When you go looking for detailed schematics for oil rigs, you’re likely to find multiple designs that will leave you confused. This is largely because most literature outside of textbooks doesn’t tell readers that different oil rigs are used depending on the environment that you’re drilling in—underwater drilling rigs are a little different from those […]
Oilfield activities involve several types of equipment and materials, all of which can pose a threat to the safety of workers. This makes understanding and mitigating hazards very important parts of operating on an oil rig.
Analog pressure gauges were all the rage once. With readings that have been provided through sensor technologies and their measurements of below-atmospheric pressure, they were used across the board before digital pressure gauges became all the rage. Although analog pressure gauges have been known to provide reliable and quick pressure readings, industries are increasingly adopting […]
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that energy has played a predominant role in geopolitics over the past few decades. Some might even argue that geopolitical rivalry over oil has been a cause of most conflicts in the 20th century.
Oilfield work is considered to be one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Due to high-pressure and a physically demanding work environment, ensuring workplace safety for the workforce can become extremely difficult.
Analog pressure gauges are compact, simple instruments that are heavily used in the oil drilling industry. As the device is used to measure high pressures, it’s not uncommon for errors to occur. In fact, it’s one of the instruments that are most likely to experience calibration problems.
From planning processes to managing workers, there are many challenges that you will experience on a daily basis when you’re in the oil industry. One of the most difficult challenges that you can encounter is choosing the right instruments for processes. This is especially true when it comes to choosing pressure gauges.