The Safety Tools Allmet grinding tools were tested under anticipated worst case conditions - operation within explosive mixtures of propane and acetylene. It was not found possible to provoke ignition of the explosive mixtures during any of the tests performed.
Department manager Process and Safety, GexCon
The work went really well with very low noise and very little vibration. We are all in all very satisfied with the tools - we saved about a week's worth of work.
Aker Offshore partner, Material coordinator
I believe the introduction of EX-Certified tools that are classified as Cold Work by DNV is a major step forward - for safety, the environment, and the health of all personnel using this class of tools
Main Safety Delegate, for the StatFjord Field
I never imagined in my life that I would be able to perform the type of work that involves removing steel on an Offshore producing platform without throwing any sparks. These tools have allowed us to take construction to a new era in Safety
GIS Project management Group - Gulf of Mexico, MAD DOG Offshore Platform - Chevron
By using ATR Group's Safety Tools Allmet's grinding tools, being Cold Work and ATEX compliant, enabled us to successfully remove all defects while maintaning normal production saving at least a week's worth of production.
CNNS Corrosion Engineer Shell
In my 20 years' experience, I have never before seen a new tool that has shown such promise, radically improving the HSE situation at offshore facilities. Personally I think it should be mandatory.
Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (SAFE)
This technology will also be very important for safety in onshore O&G plays, refineries and just about anywhere else with EX potensial. It offers a possibility of doing these jobs with no shutdown or slowdown in production and increased safety for workers and infrastructure.
Petrobras, Maintenance Engineer
The tools are used almost daily and there is minimal wear on the teeth. I see benefits in getting work done without much delays as I do not require hot work permits. All I require now is a blanket permit for the air compressors and my team can work on the individual lines. There are significant cost savings as we get much faster turnaround
Shell Eastern Petroleum
This is the best thing I have seen since sliced bread!
Port Arthur Refinery, Texas.
The noise level from Safety Tools Allmet's cutting wheel is so low that I am able to carry out a normal conversation, while cutting through a 4-inch pipe.
HSEQ Manager, Seawell Engineering
Statoil UPN safety delegate services will continue its effort to get the tool implemented in all our facilities where it is performed maintenance and modification work in areas that are pressurized and in operation.
Statoil UPN (Development and Prodction Norway)