The Screw conveyors is a simple and popular transfer device at oil and gas drilling field. As it is a rotating device, and at many job site, the top covers of screw conveyor augers are gratings, it caused some unexpected accidence.
One time, a clients contacted GN Solids Control to ask for support. He said they experienced by HSE issues at their rigs sides which were caused by screw conveyors. He said in the past year, some operators hurt their finger or foot by screw conveyors. It caused jobsite shot down.
They want know what safety protection GN Solids Control provide on the screw conveyors.
Firstly, GN Solids Control offers Full Length Safety Grab Wires and ESD Devices (emergency stop device) on start stop panels. Operators can easily stop the augers at any position nearby it.
Clients can choose Fixed speed motor starter or manual adjustable speed motor starter per order request. The control panel is capable for operating in +55 °C Ambient Temps.
All Electrical equipment and electrical accessories for the auger system is designed and certified for Hazardous Area with ground protection.
The auger motors and motor starter can be accordance with explosion proof standard for CNEX, IECEx or ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 Rated and suits for 460V/60HZ 3 Phase, 380V/HZ 3 Phase, or suits for customized power system. Clients confirm voltage and HZ before order.
GN Solids Control can provide motor starter with Emergency STOP Switches located Near the Augers. As an additional safety protection, GN Solids Control is capable to provide Audio / visual alarm system connected to the auger motor starters and located near the augers. The motor start equipped with Audio and visual alarm system will be automatically activated once the power is switched on followed by the actual auger startup with a safety delay time. And plus, the Audio and Visual Alarm to be in the OFF mode after some time once the auger starts operation. It is for giving ATTENSION to stuff nearby to let them aware about the start up of the screw conveyor, and ensure them have time to keep distance from the rotating device.