In 2018, there was a deadly explosion and fire outside of Quinton, OK. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board got involved, which is the first time they had gotten involved in an onshore drilling accident. 5 people died, but the accident was completely preventable.
Workers who drill for oil and gas are often in great danger during their typical 12-hour workdays.
When the drilling takes place offshore, it can be a lonely profession. Plus, if something goes wrong, the coast guard receives the first call. By the time medical help arrives, it is often too late.
Gas technology is changing the industry in many different ways, including an increase in safety. With advancements that are being made in portable gas technology, the oil and gas industry is changing. Keep reading to find out how!
Oil and gas drilling often takes place in remote locations where there is no availability of terrestrial network infrastructure. Because of this lack of support, being able to rely on satellites for safety, communication and essential information is a must.
During drilling, information is constantly being pulled as it pertains to things like pay zone, temperature and pressure monitoring, leak detection and pump and valve control data.
This data is sent back to the company offices, and the ability to do so is because of those satellites.
Using this wireless oil and gas technology provides information and time for the offices to react and direct workers accordingly.
Wireless Gas Detection Technology
The right equipment and the right maintenance are vital when it comes to the success and health of those working on an oil or gas rig. Wireless gas detection technology is one of the more essential forms of oil technology out there.
The most effective oil rig detectors can look at over 60 variables when testing. This equipment helps to ensure that the crew stops accidents before they happen.
These advancements make things much easier than the days of hard-wired systems. They allow for the re-broadcasting of alarms and data in real-time. Plus managers and safety experts can engage remote industrial experts, the same way that a doctor working in a remote location can communicate with a medical-center and specialists at that center.
The Benefits of Wireless Technology
AI machine-learning applications, wireless gas detection, and satellite technology are feeding the U.S. oil and gas boom.
New technology is making things safer and more streamlined. Environmental safety is becoming increasingly more common as well because of these new technologies.
The training is more thorough and efficient. Plus, the best of the best want to work for and with companies who are using and promoting their new technology.
Not only is a crew safer because of all the benefits of wireless technology, but they will also be healthier. That’s because if they can communicate with their friends and family for the days and sometimes weeks on end that they spend on-site, they’ll be much more inclined to be healthy and happy while performing the duties of their jobs.
Gas Technology is Making Jobs Better and Safer
The oil and gas industry is one of the most dangerous jobs that exist. But most of the accidents that have happened in the past could have been prevented. With new oil and gas technology, this industry is changing its reputation and we can help.
Better equipment and stronger means of communication ensure stopping accidents before they happen.
Do you want to know how we can help your workers stay safe and knowledgeable? Give us a call and ask us how.