Problems Unique To Offshore Gas Measurement

Author: Royce MillerDownload File

Some major problems and unique solutions will be addressed with gas measurement on offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. This presentation will show the major roll safety, transportation, and weather play in the technician’s ability to verify the accuracy of the gas measurement facility. Proper operation, design, and installation will ensure accurate measurement.
SAFETY
When preparing to depart for an offshore platform, the correct safety equipment is very important. Safety clothing (Fire retardant Nomex, Hypothermia Jackets, Insulated coveralls, etc.), hardhat, protective eyewear with side shields, and steel-toed shoes are safety equipment for offshore use. H2S monitoring equipment worn as close to face as possible. The pilot will give a preflight briefing showing the danger areas to avoid, survival kit location, life raft location, loading and unloading procedures, and proper communication. Proper life jacket inflation, fit and deflation will also be covered in the preflight briefing. Special care should be taken when carrying long objects in and near the helicopter. When loading the cargo compartment of the helicopter special consideration must be made for the weight per square inch and physical size limits for each helicopter. While in the aircraft everyone aboard has the responsibility of looking for approaching helicopters, planes, or UFO’s.