DrillSafe Home February 2018
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Compressor and HOSE SAFETY
aIR HOSE RESTRAINTS
This is the second part of this series which deals with the forces around a failed air hose and the correct fitting of air hoses to avoid injury.
A failed air hose recoils at substantial velocity and force. In this article we estimate the force exerted by the failed air hose.
It is essential that hose socks have sufficient strength to withstand the very large forces that are exerted when an air hose or fitting fails. In this article, we examine the factors of safety of hose socks.
To be effective, hose socks must be correctly sized and fitted. In this article, we discuss a simple way to ensure that the sock is correctly sized.
A video by American Iron Works detailing the correct fitting procedure of hose socks.
DrillING FLUIDS, OILS & GREASES SOLIDS CONTROL SYSTEMS
The second part of this series, which follows on from drilling fluid and foam hazards, addresses the options for solids control and the importance thereof.
Solids control is a critically important part of a diamond drilling operation. In this article, we discuss how poor solids control can lead to in-hole problems.
SRUs are being used more frequently in diamond drilling operations. What is an SRU?
An informative video that outlines how an SRU works and the many benefits that they offer to a drilling operation.