As American politics begins its transfer of political power, everyone in the industry is watching the regulations around offshore oil and gas drilling. There is more at stake than just political points. Real environmental disaster can happen and a brand can find itself facing millions of dollars in penalties and broken public trust. While all the stakeholders have a different argument, one thing is definitely true: of all the disasters associated with oil and gas drilling, the vast majority are the result of equipment failure.
Last year, with the shadow of the BP oil rig spill that killed nearly a dozen workers and sent millions of barrels of oil into the gulf, the government released a series of rules aimed at tightening safety, mainly around the issue of underwater drilling equipment and well-control operations. Equipment failure, such as the blowout preventer, can be deadly. In a high stakes operation, even the smallest of pieces of equipment can make a big difference. And, since we are now looking at the Arctic waters off Alaska as a source for drilling, getting set up properly is absolutely critical.
Direct injection steam heaters are a vital part of the process, particularly where slurries are needed. And even here, the smallest parts and processes are vital for accuracy and safety. For example, gland water is a necessary part of the pipeline process in order to ensure residue doesn’t cling to the pipes or damage the shaft with abrasive slurry. If properly sealed, this also will prevent steam leakage around other moving parts, extending the life of your equipment and ensuring its accuracy.Similarly, innovative designing means that there are no moving parts – which means serious longevity for your equipment.
Properly installed equipment that is innovative and long-performing should be industry standard. Why not find out why Komax is a leader in this industry?