Manufacturing, Plant Safety, Transmitters

Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry

There are currently hundreds of thousands of workers employed in the oil and gas industry performing a variety of different industrial processes to drill, extract, and service wells. According to the United States Department of Labor, a successful drilling operation requires specialized equipment and a trained and knowledgeable staff. Those employed in the oil and gas industry are subject to chemical exposure, explosions, fires, and other accidents that could negatively impact their lives. To make sure employees are properly protected, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created a set of standards that must be met by employers.

As a company, we are always interested in new products, services, and regulations that will better protect those involved in the oil and gas industry. We offer a number of different products that are appropriate for use in conventional and unconventional oil and gas play, whether onshore or offshore. Our products can be used in upstream, midstream, and downstream operations.

One of our newest products is the One Series Safety Transmitter. It gives plant safety teams a simple and efficient way to manage performance and is the first SIL 2-certified transmitter designed specifically for safety system applications. For SIS applications and use in hazardous industries such as oil and gas, chemical, One Series Safety Transmitterand petrochemical, the transmitter provides a standard 4-20 mA output and high-level safety switching capability.

 

We also offer pressure and temperature switches and transmitters that are specifically designed to protect oil and gas assets in challenging upstream applications and complicated environments. For example, our 12 Series pressure switches and TX200 Series pressure transmitters are used within offshore safety shutdown panels to shut-in valves and monitor pressures associated with Surface Safety Valves (SSV), Sub-Surface Safety Valves (SSSV), Emergency Shutdown (ESD), and Fire Shut Down (FSD) functions.

According to a report from the International Energy Agency, world energy demand will grow at a rate of 1.2 percent a year for the next quarter century, with half of that growth coming from coal, gas, and oil. This substantial demand for fossil fuels requires newer and efficient technologies to meet consumers’ needs. Our products play an important role in meeting our country’s energy requirements by allowing maximum throughput of product while maintaining safe operational parameters.

Check out our full list of oil and gas safety products
designed to limit your company’s risks.