COMPRESSOR AND AIR HOSE SAFETY SERIES
Part 1: RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CompressorS and Air Hoses
Compressors and boosters are an indispensable part of the drilling industry. Compressed air is used to drive downhole hammers and is typically reticulated through flexible hoses to operate some sort of hand held tool. Each one of these components, the compressor, the air hose and the tool represent potentially fatal hazards if not correctly specified, installed and maintained.
In this important Technical Series, we will examine the hazards associated with compressors, high pressure air hoses as well as the use of compressed air. Two articles are written by Ian Speer of Speer Compression Systems.
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.
Part 2: Air hose restraints
Coming February 2018.
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