A new requirement that will affect all offshore asset owners and operators will soon be coming into play. API 16Q will help push owners and operators into a safer and more reliable working environment, reassessing the way risers are designed and operated to ensure the safety and integrity of offshore drilling risers in deepwater environments. ... Read more.
Headaches, tiredness, stomach ulcers, hypertension, vertigo, nausea, a permanent whining, buzzing, hissing or humming in the ears. Noise can also damage hearing permanently in the worst cases. Excessive noise reduces work efficiency, and increases absenteeism. In extreme cases, noise can be fatal if there is so much noise that personnel cannot hear instructions or alarms. ... Read more.
It is common knowledge as to how important inspections can be; they help mitigate any potential risk to your asset, help reduce expenditure in the long run and can help reduce downtime, improving the overall efficiency of your asset. Often these are carried out by second or third-parties that are called for a specific reason. Knowing ... Read more.
In-service Non-Destructive Examinations (NDE) are becoming a greater part of NDE as a whole in the oil and gas industry. As an industry, we place a lot of faith in these in-service examinations but how justified is this faith? There are many differences in techniques, mindset and skill sets required for in-service NDE compared to ... Read more.
Heat exchangers are highly critical component in the processing of oil and gas. Heat exchangers themselves are very complex structures and their lifecycle is continuously challenged by flow-induced vibrations, corrosion and fouling: understanding these units requires a multi-discipline approach. Old units can sometimes be used to satisfy more demanding operating conditions but being so complex ... Read more.