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Published:  06 April, 2016

Health and safety remains a critical aspect of any offshore operation, with companies across the oil and gas industry placing an added emphasis on ensuring the welfare of their workers in recent years. Operating in such hazardous environments presents an abundance of significant safety challenges, none more so than noise, as Lee Nicholson, managing director of Wakefield Acoustics explains.

Published:  06 April, 2016

In the oil and gas industry, hearing protection struggles to command the same level of attention from the workforce as other personal safety equipment. Brad Witt, director of hearing conservation at Honeywell Industrial Safety, provides four top tips for ensuring that oilfield workers use their earplugs.

Published:  06 April, 2016

A series of subsea clamps for installation at one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, has been successfully delivered by Hexham based Red Marine.

Published:  06 April, 2016

Allspeeds has supplied Webtool emergency disconnection tools to AKOFS Offshore for its subsea equipment orientation system (SOES) used to install subsea trees. The Webtool cutters are integrated within the SOES providing quick disconnection of the bundles of hydraulic jumpers and electrical flying leads in the event the vessel moves off-station.

Published:  06 April, 2016

Chicago Pneumatic has launched two new straight impact wrenches with D-handle to complete its industrial maintenance range. The new CP6763-D18D ¾” and CP6773-D18D 1” wrenches were previously available in pistol version only, but have now been designed in a straight version with D-handle to give users more flexibility and choice. There are now four impact wrenches in the range, additionally the ¾” straight impact wrench is one of only a few products on the market with a D-handle.

Published:  06 April, 2016

The biennial European Offshore Energy Exhibition, co-located alongside; Air-Tech, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant and Asset Management, and Drives & Controls Exhibitions – is once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC (Halls 3/3A) from 12-14th April 2016, alongside MACH 2016 and National Electronics Week 2016. Collectively the exhibitions will be the largest manufacturing and engineering events of 2016, and will create an unmissable event.

Published:  08 December, 2015

Operating 24/7, all year round in often challenging environments, offshore operations have surprisingly complex materials handling requirements. Joe Moir, regional sales director for Briggs Equipment’s offshore branch in Aberdeen, takes a look at these tough applications and different approaches to equipment procurement, servicing and breakdown.

Published:  08 December, 2015

With companies across all industry sectors focused on delivering efficiency gains across their supply chains, today’s forklift trucks are expected to work harder for longer and with minimal downtime. ODEE reports.

Published:  08 December, 2015

Efficient materials handling is a crucial aspect of any operation, and when it works well it ensures the seamless supply of materials to production lines, the efficient storage of both incoming goods and finished product and the prompt despatch of deliveries to customers. Manual handling is pretty much a thing of the past due to ever more stringent safety regulations, with mechanical handling equipment, particularly forklift trucks, being the preferred alternative. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

Bosch Rexroth and wave energy machine developers, Aquamarine Power and Carnegie Wave Energy, have taken a significant step towards the creation of a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator, with the announcement of new funding to support the project. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

Specifying the right generator set for offshore drilling and production applications can be a complex task, with a wide range of variables to consider – from size and power output, to regulatory compliance, to implementing the right maintenance regime. In hazardous areas this becomes even more critical, with customers requiring equipment that is not only fuel efficient with a low cost of ownership but, most importantly, is inherently safe. ODEE spoke to one manufacturer about some of the key factors to consider when specifying an offshore generator set for hazardous environments.

Published:  25 June, 2015

The recent drop in oil prices has focused even more attention than usual on improving operational efficiency and maximising reliability to safeguard uptime and minimise costs. ODEE spoke with Castrol’s technical services manager, Tony Globe, who explains how global standardisation for products and services within the offshore market can generate efficiencies, saving time and money.

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