Rig Activities

20 February 2015

Working on Mud Pumps

Working on Mud Pumps Lockout the pump before working on it!  Most mechanical rigs are equipped with a safety control valve for the pump located at
20 February 2015

Wire Rope Abrasion

Wire Rope Abrasion Anything that moves is subject to wear, but much equipment wears out before its time because of neglect, abuse and bad operating practices.
20 February 2015

Use and Care of Spinning Chain

Use and Care of Spinning Chain The spinning chain is basically a strong, efficient working tool. However, overloading, faulty rigging, or general mishandling can render it
20 February 2015

Traveling Block Safety Control

Traveling Block Safety Control Companies have been installing limit switch devices on their drawworks for a number of years, but we still get reports of crown
20 February 2015

Safety while Repairing and Replacing Drive Chains and Greasing the Rig

Safety while Repairing and Replacing Drive Chains and Greasing the Rig Drive Chain Repair:  Drive chains are used in the drawworks, compound, as drives between the compound
20 February 2015

Safety while Making Hole

Safety while Making Hole Be sure rig floor is covered with slip-resistant material and is as clean as possible at all times. Clear the floor of all
20 February 2015

Safety while Tripping Pipe

Safety while Tripping Pipe The highest incidence of accidents occurs around the rotary table when workers are making a trip. The reason for this is worker
20 February 2015

SAFETY: From Rig Up to Spud

SAFETY: From Rig Up to Spud Each crewmember should be assigned certain jobs while rigging up or down. All personnel should become acquainted with the rig
20 February 2015

Safety Around Mud Cleaning Equipment

Safety Around Mud Cleaning Equipment (Shale Shakers, Desilters, Desanders, Centrifuge) Guards should be properly installed at all times. Guards on mud pump couplers should be in