DrillSafe Home January 2018
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DrillING FLUIDS, OILS & GREASES
DRILLING FLUIDs AND FOAMS
This is the first part of this series in which we discuss some fundamental concepts around drilling fluid additives.
Are we using the term 'biodegradable' too loosely? This article investigates if we should be using different terminology.
The Material Safety Data Sheet is an essential document for both contractors and mining companies. It's a good idea to ensure your supplier can explain it to you.
Here are some practical points to assist in building a risk mitigation plan.
Compressor and HOSE SAFETY
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPRESSORS AND AIR HOSES
Compressors, boosters and water pumps are indispensable parts of the drilling industry as are air, water, hydraulic and fuel hoses. Each of these components represent significant risk and in the first part of this series we discuss these risks.
Written by Ian Speer - read more about some of the safety issues you could face and how to address them.
Written by Ian Speer - read about some of the safest ways to achieve lowest hose costs while minimising the operating risks to personnel, plant and the environment.
High pressure air is a potentially lethal hazard - read about the most effective restraints.
A terrifying look at the effects of using a whip check versus a hose sock. The difference could be a life.
CCTV cameras caught an unbelievable compressor explosion.