What is a Monkeys Board?
A Monkeys Board is a safety device used on offshore oil and gas rigs to help protect personnel from accidental falls into open water. It consists of a steel guardrail, usually about one metre in length, that runs along the outside edge of the deck and is hinged at each end so that it can be lowered over the side when needed. The board is designed with mesh mesh grids or grates on either side, which provide additional stability and prevent items from slipping through while also allowing workers to access the area they need to work around while still having a solid barrier between them and any open areas beyond. The board also comes with a platform that workers can stand on securely as they work near potentially hazardous areas.
The benefits of having a Monkeys Board installed on an offshore oil rig are numerous. It serves as an effective prevention measure against slips, trips or falls into open water by providing a secure barrier between personnel and any exposed openings or edges of decks where they may otherwise be vulnerable to accidents. Additionally, since it is made of strong steel material it provides additional protection against corrosion caused by exposure to saltwater air or spray, ensuring its durability even in harsh marine conditions. Finally, due its design with mesh grids or grates on either side it allows for easy access for personnel who need to perform work near these potentially hazardous areas without compromising their safety.
Monkeys boards are a great way to save money on a rig. They help reduce the time and cost of rigging by providing an efficient, safe, and cost-effective solution. By reducing the need for additional personnel and equipment on the deck, they can also significantly reduce operational costs. In addition, monkeys boards are designed to be lightweight and compact so they can easily be stored away when not in use, saving valuable storage space. Furthermore, these boards have been designed with safety in mind which helps ensure the safety of those working on the rig while minimizing potential damages that could occur due to improper rigging techniques. With monkeys boards installed onboard a rig, operators can save money both during installation and throughout its lifetime since it does not require any additional tools or personnel for regular maintenance or repairs.
Convenience & Safety
SUCONVEYR POLYURETHANE rig safety rotary table mat are a convenient and safe way to increase safety on any rig. The boards are lightweight and easily attachable, so they can be stored in small spaces or mounted directly onto the rig. They provide extra grip while walking on the deck, making it safer for crew members to move around quickly and securely. Additionally, Monkeys Boards have an anti-slip coating that ensures maximum grip even in wet conditions. This greatly reduces the risk of slipping or falling off the deck while working at heights. Furthermore, they have well-constructed integrated ladders that make it easy to access different parts of the rig without having to climb down from one end of the board to another. By providing secure passage from top to bottom levels, Monkeys Boards allow for quick and efficient movements between platforms without sacrificing safety standards.
Essential for Drilling
Drilling rigs are essential pieces of equipment for the oil and gas industry. They are complex machines that utilize four systems: power, rotary, circulating, and hoisting systems.
The power system is responsible for supplying energy to the machinery on the drilling rig. It usually consists of a diesel engine or electric motor connected to a generator. This system powers other components such as pumps, compressors, and mud motors used in directional drilling operations. This energy is typically converted into hydraulic pressure, allowing for precise movement control during drilling operations.
The rotary system is composed of several parts including a top drive or kelly drive which provides torque to the drill bit so it can penetrate through rock formations. The drill string is also connected to the kelly drive which transmits drilling fluid downhole while rotating at high speeds. This rotation is powered by either air or hydraulic pressure depending on what type of drilling operation is being conducted.
The circulating system utilizes centrifugal pumps to circulate mud downhole through the drill string and back up to surface in order to cool and lubricate the bit while removing cuttings from around it. The mud also adds hydrostatic pressure that helps prevent blowouts during drilling operations by balancing out subsurface pressures created by fluids escaping from underground reservoirs.
Finally, there’s the hoisting system which includes various components like winches that lift heavy loads such as pipes or casing on or off of a rig floor safely and efficiently. These four systems form an integral part of any drilling operation as they provide key functions necessary for any successful wellbore construction project.