News | October 10, 2013

Drilling Containment Pads Provide EPA Compliance And OSHA Safety Measures States AIRE Industrial

Untitled.jpg

A new, safer and tougher drill pad is in the field. The Roughneck well pad liner is born out of a need for better worker safety and ease of use.

Meridian, Idaho (PRWEB)

Well pad liners are not just a nice afterthought in today’s tough compliance landscape, they are a necessity. The EPA does not hesitate to fine an operation that is out of compliance with the CFR, OSHA or SPCC regulatory mandates. The importance of drill pad lining is here to stay. AIRE Industrial, a world renown spill containment manufacturer has been making well pads for major entities in the oil and gas market for over a decade, and decided to bring its’ oil field favorite to the public market.

The RoughNeck containment berm was built specifically for oil and gas plays around the world. Drilling pads are a hotbed of activity with frac trucks and tankers barreling in and out of the area many times a day. Work on a pad can be wet and hazardous. The new, patent pending technology engineered by AIRE Industrial takes containment to another level. Not only does the spill berm provide an unmatched level of safety for workers, the containment system also provides the highest level of ground protection. Many berms have just one or two layers of material providing a minimum of leak and spill prevention. The RoughNeck integrates three layers into one dependable containment system. The berm is capable of withstanding all liquids, from hydrochloric acids to fuels and oils, in addition to flowback water and initial fracking and drilling inputs. The new containment unit provides a high coefficient of friction to mitigate fall hazards and comply with OSHA and EPA regulations.

Slips, trip and falls account for major workplace injuries, time off and workers comp claims. Deploying berms in wet areas without slip guards are dangerous scenarios. Not utilizing secondary containment with fall protection could possibly result in OSHA jobsite fines and may shut down operations. The RoughNeck has an integral, patent pending slip guard that protects workers while they are inside the containment berm. When inspectors come onsite, this added benefit will show how committed the company is to worker safety and compliance.

Ease of use is also a benefit of the new rig containment unit. There is no deploying multiple layer after layer hoping trucks remember to use just certain drive on sections. The set up is simple: unfold and place. There are ample handles for easy movement on and off the drill pad. The sides are capable of withstanding heavy truck and tanker entry and exit from all angles. No lowering or lifting sides is necessary. The design is a culmination of AIRE Industrial engineering and feedback from workers in the field. The containment berm design was crowdsourced and built for heavy duty, wet conditions.

For more information about the RoughNeck containment berm or other containment solutions, contact Aire Industrial, 2021 E Wilson Ln, Meridian, Id 83642, 1-800-247-3846 or visit http://www.aireindustrial.net where information, photos and supplemental chemical compatibility charts can be found.

About AIRE Industrial:
Located in Meridian, ID, AIRE Industrial has combined its technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise of flexible textiles to provide liquid containment products and spill prevention solutions for government agencies, military, agriculture, environmental containment, and the wild land fire suppression industries.

The founders of AIRE Industrial are outdoor enthusiasts, protectors of the environment, and take pride in using American sourced materials and keeping jobs local. AIRE Industrial offers a complete line of containment berms, flexible storage tanks and bladders as well as spill kits and containment products. AIRE Industrial has offices in Idaho, Washington, North Dakota, and partners in Europe, Asia, North Africa, New Zealand, The Middle East and South America. AIRE Industrial is a division of AIRE Inc. AIRE Inc. is the largest inflatable boat manufacturer in the U.S.

SOURCE: PRWeb

View original release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/October10/2013/prweb11212136.htm

Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Get the latest industry news, insights, and analysis delivered to your inbox.
Join your peers