Hydraulic hoses take a beating. Heat, steam, drastic temperature fluctuations and rugged environments aboard ships can cause hydraulic hoses to twist, turn, bend and rub — all of which lead to abrasion which is a leading cause of hydraulic hose failure.
Hose failure, of course, takes time and money to repair and can sink productivity. This is why it’s important to work with a hydraulic hose distributor that can provide tools and tactics designed to protect hoses and productivity.
LR Energy released the latest guide to Offshore Container Certification in a continuing effort to clarify the topic of regulations and standards in the maritime shipping industry. Their newest guide takes a comprehensive look at container certification and the differences between two rule sets.
The industry currently uses two standards for containers — EN 12079 and DNV 2.7-1. Both of these guidelines were developed for similar criteria in the certification process and will soon have a new International Standards Organization (ISO) guideline to help consolidate those standards.
A new standard
There are a lot of reasons to start a safety incentive program. Chief among them, of course, is the fact that safety incentive programs can make a workplace safer and reduce injuries, which protects employees and saves companies money.
Injuries aboard a ship or on an oil rig hamper productivity, cost companies millions of dollars a year in insurance premiums and can lead to expensive government fines. Any workplace injury is bad, but for employees who work with hydraulic system supplies, a safe workplace can mean the difference between life and death.