No matter if operations take place on land or afloat, every rig operates at what might be called “deliberate speed,” which is to say that things need to get done as fast as possible without imposing any really egregious risks to the rig hands. Over the years, the petroleum industry has deployed increasingly sophisticated safeguards, designed to reduce crew hazard without unnecessarily burdening their work production level.
The humble pipe protection ring is something that has managed to meet the demands of this concept, and even go it one better with regard to increasing safety; as well as, speeding up pipe deployment. Given the exceedingly lengthy logistical chains that are often necessary to transfer tubular goods from factory to rig site, it is something of a surprise to realize how little damage is done to these items in transit. Despite their great length and mass, as well as their sensitive threaded ends, miles of pipe arrive ready to go every single day of the year.
Modern pipe protection that is made out of the toughest materials are often the reason why this is the case. Rather than having to deal with banged-up ends, which threaten to delay production schedules or cause catastrophic breakages in the hole, tubular goods with clean ends can be smoothly deployed and swiftly taken back out. This accelerates the work being done and simultaneously reduces the risk of accidents.
Given the many advantages in proper time management and worker safety, it only makes sense to use the highest quality equipment that the industry has to offer. When it comes to the best materials and the most innovative designs, Essentra is the leader in Pipe and Thread Protection. With a worldwide production and distribution network, Essentra stands ready to speed up your rigs, and better protect your workers by providing the best protective gear available anywhere.