Every day vast quantities and types of equipment are operated and tested at high pressures in many industries. This pressurized equipment poses an invisible, but very real, danger to individuals who operate and work nearby. Personnel are regularly exposed to these risks because there are no feasible or cost effective alternative solutions.
Blast Control offers turn-key, permanent and mobile pressure test enclosures. We can also retrofit and add options such as retractable roofs to existing pressure test cells and bunkers. Our high energy projectile containment systems are excellent for hydrostatic and pneumatic pressure testing, whether in the field or at a company facility.
Safeguarding personnel from pressurized equipment that is operated or tested in the field is especially challenging. In places such as offshore drilling rigs or onshore well sites, often the most viable option to mitigate this danger is to clear the immediate area of non-essential personnel.
Though evacuating an area of non-essential personnel is a better practice than taking no precautions at all, it is an improvised approach and does not provide measurable and sustainable safe work practices. As shown by risk engineering analyses, many components have the capability to be launched more than a half mile in a failure event. This makes it virtually impossible to evacuate a large enough area to keep personnel at a safe distance on an offshore drilling rig or onshore well site.
Evacuating an area during pressure testing also results in non-productive time (NPT) which costs operators valuable time and money.
Blast Control addresses these challenges with engineered barrier systems that are light-weight, mobile and extremely versatile. Our barrier systems are being utilized in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), offshore drilling, and many other operations to increase safety and alleviate non-productive time (NPT).
In facilities where high pressure components are manufactured or recertified, it is common that equipment is transported to a concrete or steel pressure test bay for testing. Though this method is effective if the test booth has been engineered for the application, these permanent enclosures consume precious real estate and result in operational inefficiencies. Most facilities where pressure testing is common are arranged in an assembly line configuration, yet components are removed from the line, transported to a test booth, and then moved back to the line to continue the assembly process. This transport process results in non-productive time and is a safety risk in its own.
Traditional pressure test bays must be constructed considerably larger than the equipment that is tested inside them because of their rigid, square design. The dimensions of these test booths can not be simply altered to allow testing of larger components should the need arise.
Blast Control’s technology allows the pressure test enclosure to be taken to the equipment, rather than requiring the equipment to be transported to the enclosure. Our barriers connect to one another modularly which allows the enclosure size to be increased and decreased as needed.
Blast Control’s engineered barriers are utilized by global leaders in oil & gas, aviation, HVAC and other industries to revolutionize key processes and most importantly, keep their people safe.
Our Industry Products
- Offer Lifesaving protection where no solutions exist currently.
- Make tremendous cost savings achievable by avoiding removal of components or evacuation of areas when pressure testing.
- Are light-weight, mobile, and modular
- Allow for temporary protection in the field that is otherwise not possible
- Fit into areas where real estate is a precious commodity
- Form enclosures that require no structure or can be suspended from existing structures
- Reduce costs and safety risks associated with moving components to and from test booths by bringing the enclosure to the components being tested.
- Alleviate the need for engineering, construction, and logistics costs to achieve personnel and equipment protection.
- Replace the need for permanent concrete and steel barriers.
- Homeland Security
- Home Construction
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Pressure Testing
- Hydraulic Testing
- Overspeed Testing
- Protection at the Well Head
- High Tension Cable Protection
- Protection on the Rig
- testing in the field
- Testing at the Facility
- Potential for Catastrophic Failure Events
- High Pressure Piping – Cementing
We’ve saved oil & gas operators millions of dollars by providing the ability to pressure test equipment without shutting down or evacuating a rig.