Turn arounds and shutdowns happen for a variety of reasons. If you work in the industry, you’re likely somewhat painfully aware of the implications of these events. Extensive planning, careful coordination, price increases, and supply shortages. Nevertheless, shutdowns and turn arounds are often an unavoidable necessity.
There are tools to help make the process go a little more smoothly and efficiently to mitigate negative effects as much as possible.
70% of major accidents occur during these non-routine operations. Because of this, maintaining a strong and reliable gas detection program is critical. Evaluating your equipment and processes is part of preparation for these events.
Gas Detection Considerations for Turn Arounds & Shutdowns
Turn arounds and shutdowns typically take up less than 5% of the year. If it is a scheduled event, then it may be possible to rent specific equipment only needed for isolated periods of time. Rental makes it simple to control risk advantageously by expanding your equipment inventory throughout non-routine operations.
Digital Permit Generation
Job Hazard Assessment (JHA) is mandatory in most circumstances. However, non-routine operations increase risk by creating processes unfamiliar to staff. There is actually equipment available that can help ensure required forms and permits are completed correctly each time. You can avoid old school paper permits by digitally completing your paperwork and automating your systems. This equipment automates safety checklists and displays all active permits for a streamlined process.
Live Monitoring & User Tracking
These types of events mean an influx of new staff on site. This can be stressful for safety managers to monitor. Our partners at Industrial Scientific provide equipment that allows real-time wireless monitoring of emergency events and hazards. Depending on the equipment, you may even track by specific user, identifying their exact location and threat.
Extended Run Time
Planned or unplanned, efficiency is a priority during shutdowns or turnarounds. Downtime due to battery outages is less than ideal. Our gas detection equipment offers options to fit your run time needs.
The Del Rio Company wants to make your job simpler and safer.
We work with the best suppliers in the industry to provide products that are of the highest quality and highest service to our clients. Call us at (225) 756-7092 to discuss what type of instrumentation best meets your needs. Our experienced and expert team will help you find the specific products that meet your unique needs.