Eric Milne, Hydril


Machine Safety April 1, 2008

Keeping a Lid On Blowouts

As industrial accidents go, a blowout in offshore natural gas or oil exploration surely ranks among the worst. When not contained, a blowout can release high pressure gasses that are frequently toxic and flammable, resulting in environmental damage and possible fatalities. Keeping a lid on these events requires a combination of the right hardware and control strategy.

By Eric Milne, Hydril
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