Will Your Equipment Stand Up to Life on an Oil Rig?

posted by Matt Farley •

While high pay, lots of time off, and the chance for camaraderie draw people from all walks of life to work on offshore oil rigs, the work is anything but leisurely. Workers endure 12-hour shifts, live in close quarters with colleagues, and spend a lot of time away from family.

As intensely as oil-rig employees work, the equipment on board should work just as hard. It’s vital for all machines on the rig to be safe. That’s why Cospolich designs sea-ready equipment that can meet these needs.

Put Safety First

Life on an offshore oil rig can be rewarding in many ways. However, it’s not for the faint of heart. Some of the risks of the job are inherent to the industry. Unfortunately, five percent of all oil rig workers get hurt each year. For example, harsh weather, fires, and transportation accidents are constant threats to everyone aboard.

While companies may not be able to eliminate every risk onboard, they should minimize dangers as much as possible. One way to do that is to ensure that all equipment is explosion and fireproof, especially coolers that store samples of hazardous materials.

Cospolich’s hazardous duty cooler is precisely that. This heavy-duty cooler meets the strictest government standards for storing and handling hazardous materials. That means that not only are these systems resistant to fires and explosions, but they also keep samples safe with these features:

  • Multiple refrigeration modules.
  • Constant temperature control, even during maintenance.
  • A secondary cooling system that automatically kicks in if the primary system fails.
  • State-of-the-art monitoring and programming

Treat Workers to Good Food

Clearly, life can be tough on an offshore oil rig. However, companies are finding great ways to make that life more comfortable for workers. For example, there are social events on board to help workers get the camaraderie that’s important in this industry. Some accommodations feel like a four-star hotel.

Even with all these benefits, drilling companies also need to provide high-quality food for their workers. Cospolich can work with rigs to create custom coolers that keep food fresh. When you rely on food shipments from the shore, freshness is key. The fresher the food, the better it tastes. That’s why the cooler choice is critical.

If you want to make your sample storage safer and keep food fresher, learn more about Cospolich today.