This week, a client contacted a sales manager of GN Solids Control; he said he wanted to order some Augers. He asked GN Solids Control sales manager to inquire what augers can GN Solids Control make, and he also want to know what the safety protections on GN Solids Control auger are equipped, so someone will not be hurt while using it.
GN Solids Control recommends the client some of the same safe standard for a major Oil copany in Middle East. Below are some of the HSE standards suggested to the client:
1) GN Solids Control can equip grab wire along the auger length: operator can stop the auger at any place along the auger. And in case the auger cover is opened, or not closed well, the auger will be stopped automatically. In this case, operators will not be hurt.
2) Control panel can be equipped with E-stop and with control for the grab wire, to switch off power supply to the auger automatically in case the auger covers are opened or removed or not closed or not appropriately fixed.
3) Another optional safety protection is Audio and / or visual alarm system on auger control panel: the voice and light alarm will automatically switch on once the power is switched on, and the Audio and / or visual alarm system keep for some seconds before the auger start rotating. The alarm gives time for the nearby operator to know the screw conveyor will start rotating, and reminder them to keep away.
Auger is also known as screw conveyor. It is widely used at oil and gas drilling flied. Screw conveyor can be located under shale shaker, mud cleaner, desander, desilter, or decanter centrifuge, to collect drilling cuttings discharged from solids control equipment, and transfer the drill cuttings to drilling waste management equipment, like high G force shale shaker and vertical cuttings dryer.