Applications – Oil platform
Our mechanical pre-treatment tool is used in and outside ATEX gas zones 1 and 2 on oil platforms all over the world, every day.
There are almost no restrictions in uses, and to name a few;
Experiences from work performed using Safety Tools Allmet
Simplified rigging, only compressed air hoses for connecting the tool. We did the job in less time than expected due to a higher capacity than standard tools for mechanical pretreatment. (Flap-disc, needle gun, and other standard options) abrasives equipment or grinding tools was not replaced, very little wear.
Because of faster production method provides cost savings. The files are made of special steel and last a long time. The machines are very robust (tough) and long-lasting. When we finished this job, the grinding tool is still usable, and you can still use the tool on multiple jobs.
Low RPM and the teeth design of the abrasive tool provide little breakage during grinding of corrosion or paint. This provides little dust problems. The tools have low vibration levels and give little vibration to the operator. Old paint is not warmed up to allow dangerous fumes to be released when it’s pretreated. The grinding tool is certified as cold work, and it gives no danger of explosion when working in explosion potential areas.
Statement by the operator after testing equipment:
The equipment works well. It does not create dust issues, and therefore respirator is not needed. The equipment provides low noise. The tool works easily and required little force to remove paint and rust. The equipment is reliable and has no operational problems. We removed thick coating effectively. Worked faster with this tool.
The tool provides cleanliness and roughness in accordance with the requirements and accordance with NORSOK M 501.↵ Clean: St 3 / Sa 2 ½ ref ISO 8501-1.
Medium-ref ISO 8503. The tool works efficiently and provides an excellent surface for the subsequent paint system. Tool design gives good rounding of edges to existing intact coating. Because of the good roughness profile, the paint system achieves good adhesion to the surface.
Pipe repair at offshore-plattform
A leak occurred in a pipeline at a large offshore location in the North Sea, within the Benelux. This leak (in an ATEX↵ zone)
For the right surface preparation, it was decided to use the rotating file A-0004 Little Papa. The decision was made because the A-0004 has an average surface profile of 83 μm. This is exactly what was required for the repair products.
This repair is a complete cold solution and avoids welding and hot surface preparation. The leak-sealing team works with the EX-certified Safety Tools Allmet.
For this leak repair, there was no need for any hot work permits, no-risk evaluations, no job delay, no need for habitats, no need for fireguards, no hot sparks, no emission of isocyanates.
Read the full case study here: Case study: Pipe repair on an offshore platform
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Areas and techniques
Grinding and cutting
Problem areas and techniques
Materials – ATEX certified
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