IRML: Navigating Shut-Downs Amid COVID-19
IRML has been hard at work, navigating the Advantage Oil & Gas Shut-Down at the Glacier Gas Plant and Valhalla Battery, NW of Grande Prairie, AB. In these times of COVID-19 risk, additional thought has been put into the procedures which we have followed for years. Key changes this year include the following:
- Additional Site safe work procedures: Remote sign-in, N95 mask wear at all times, and maintaining social distance.
- Cutting down contact time on site: Use of ECHO NDE’s Eddy current Surface Scanning Procedures for crack detection on Compressor bottles has been crucial as it cut prep time down by 100%; no paint removal nor buffing required. Echo was in and out within hours for two Acid Gas Compressor Units.
- Advocating for the use of local services: IRML has been working closely with local NDE company, Lance Inspection, for UT and MPI work, and Reward Oilfield for repair work. Using a local company further reduces risk of spread of COVID-19.
Feel free to comment or contact IRML for further information, and stay safe and healthy everyone.