One of the largest offshore oil platforms is currently being built, and it requires around 250,000 square feet of grating. Offshore oil platforms have a list of environmental factors that must be considered when selecting materials. The salty ocean air makes for an extremely corrosive environment. The slippery conditions cause their own unique set of safety concerns, and the risks of fires need to be kept in mind. While these are all important factors, perhaps the driving factor in deciding materials is the weight requirements.
When deciding which company to contract for the fabrication and installation of grating on one of the largest offshore oil platforms that has ever been built, a customer realized he already knew the right choice.
As the medical industry quickly changes, the need to keep up with current technology becomes ever-present. A university in California recently accepted this challenge when renovating one of their medical research facilities, originally built in 1952.
Assembly lines have come a long way since Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Each step has become more automated and efficient – requiring less human capital and providing a smaller margin of error.
A beautiful dock that will stay beautiful…yeah right… It’s a tale as old as time, and some part of us actually believes it within the first couple years of installation. Even if you invest your time and money into regular dock maintenance, your dock will eventually become a weathered mess.
The metals and mining industries are among the most dangerous industries in the United States. Steel foundries, iron foundries, and copper foundries are in the top ten industries with non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. (Kurtzleben, 2012). According to the National Safety Council, each lost workday costs almost $35,000 between worker compensation, loss in production, medical bills and other costs.
Skandi Africa was named the “Ship of the Year 2015” at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Osla, Norway this past June – a title earned through careful design and selection of materials. It is a state-of-the-art vessel specially designed for subsea operation duties to support the oil and gas industry (Teigland, 2015). It was planned with a “high focus on sea-keeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performance and low fuel consumption” (DOF Vessel Skandi Africa Named "Ship of The Year 2015" in Norway, 2015).