Safety first

Safe perforations from Dynamic Materials. Driver training from FMC. Intertek safety training.

Dynamic Materials’ DynaEnergetics unit reports that its DynaSelect perforating system has fired over 250,000 perforating shots without a safety incident. DynaSelect allows wireline and perforating service companies to safely detonate multiple perforating guns during a single trip. An intrinsically safe integrated switch-detonator uses a sequence of digital codes for initiation and is unaffected by stray currents or RF signals. The company recently entered into an exclusive distribution agreement whereby DynaEnergetics becomes the exclusive global distributor of WT Bell’s product portfolio.

FMC Technologies is to deploy SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet of 1,300 vehicles. The move is part of FMC’s Destination Zero driver safety program. SmartDrive uses video, vehicle, audio and driving data to evaluate driver performance. The platform identifies a fleet’s best performing drivers, as well as those who need coaching to improve specific skills.

A new service from Intertek is to offer functional safety, custom pre-shipment inspections and expanded hazardous areas training to oil and gas companies. The new service sets out to optimize operations, mitigate risks and meet regulatory requirements. Functional safety solutions include analysis of performance and safety integrity levels, failure modes and effects analysis. Pre-shipment inspections of equipment, installation, wiring and facilities helps ensure compliance with end-user specifications. Hazardous area training is offered in Houston and Edmonton, Alberta.

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