Among the essential parts of the oil drilling industry are drill pipes. You need to make sure that transportation for pipes is safe at the worksite. Even if it means having drill pipe protectors, the safety of a drill pipe while transporting is very important.
So, in this blog, you will learn effective practices in packaging and preparing pipe transportation.
Effective Transportation for Pipes Practices
1. High- Density Stacking
When transporting a significant amount of drilling pipes, it’s best to maximize the shipping methods. You can do this by having the best packaging systems, and pipe end protector. You should know that any friction across the pipes could damage them.
2. Quality Assurance
Packaging systems are game-changers, yet they are not created equally. You have to coordinate with the transportation crew that you want the pipe storage and transportation systems to be made at the highest quality standards. Otherwise, the efforts in protecting the pipes could go to waste.
3. Loading and Unloading of Pipes
Drill pipes are not only in danger of getting damaged while on a ship or truck. Damages may occur, especially during loading and unloading of crews. Worse, the employees could get injured when they transport heavy pipes the wrong way. You should consider the weight of the load, ranges of lift, shape and size of the pipe, and frequency and number of lifts.