The Kuwait Oil Company Contractor Safety Day, which took place last week on the 15th of January in Kuwait City, was a success.
The seminar was an excellent platform to discuss best practices and new technologies that improve worksite safety. It provided the ideal meeting point for contractors, KOC oil and gas employees and safety professionals to exchange experiences and network with one another. Mike Gilbert, United Safety’s VP for Middle East, discussed how innovations can help solve H2S challenges. Continue Reading
United Safety’s Air TreQ™ Blinder was recently featured in HSE Now, the online HSE magazine from SPE.
The article discusses the frequent turnaround bottleneck of short-duration jobs requiring breathing air, such as blinding. The setup for these tasks can take a significant amount of time and resources, causing delays and reducing overall turnaround productivity. Continue Reading
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference is celebrating its 30th anniversary in its 2014 edition, running from November 10 to 13. This event will gather global decision makers and thought leaders of the Oil and Gas industry under the theme “challenges and opportunities of the industry for the next 30 years”.
Ranking amongst the top 3 Oil and Gas conferences in the world, and the biggest in the MENA region, this year’s edition won’t fall short. Continue Reading
United Safety will be at the Oil Sands Conference, taking place September 9-10 Fort McMurray, Canada. The show brings over 450 companies showcasing the newest technologies, products and services at the forefront of the oil sands industry. Continue Reading
United Shutdown Safety unveils the Ultra Lite at the AFPM Maintenance & Reliability Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, May 20-23 2014.
The Oil and Gas industry is under constant pressure to improve production, reduce costs, and maintain current assets while at the same time ensure the safety of employees and contractors. Continue Reading
Taking place in Manama, Bahrain from 18 to 21 May 2014, the conference focuses on the downstream sector of the Oil and Gas industry. It will address the latest issues of widespread interest to refineries and petrochemical companies and their relevance to the Middle East region. Continue Reading
The 2014 edition of the conference addresses current issues affecting refiners, such as the need to increase reliability, maintain current assets and improve safety, with a focus on developing the next generation of engineers and professionals who will assume control of the industry. Continue Reading
United Safety’s article “Innovative Vehicles Ensure Safety While Transiting Through Red Zones” is featured in HSE Now this month.
Red zones are high-risk areas with an increased likelihood of immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere, due to the presence of toxic or flammable gases.
Despite the hazards, operations in red zones must go on, and maintenance must be carried out. In addition, there is also potential for accidents.
A major challenge is ensuring that people transiting through or working in these red zones remain safe at all times. Solutions like gas detection and breathing equipment have evolved in the past 20 years, but they still have limitation such as range, capacity and mobility. Continue Reading
The Air Qruise™ is a proprietary Breathing Air Management System that can be incorporated into a range of vehicles that enable the users to work, travel and transit safely through toxic environments. Discover what you can expect from the Air Qruise™ innovations.
A vehicle equipped with the Air Qruise™ system.
In 2003, sour gas forced the evacuation of 64,000 residents and killed 243 people in Gaoqiao, Chonqing, China, during a massive leak that covered an area of 25 km2. In January 2013, a sour gas leak near Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, forced police to close a 100 km stretch of a major highway.
The industry has been reminded time and again of the importance of continuously monitoring gas in and around work sites. At concentrations ranging from 250 to 1,000 ppm, hydrogen sulfide is deadly and can kill in seconds. In the event of an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulphide, every second counts. Continue Reading
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