Zone Management for the Catwalk, tubular handling for Drilling and Workover operations

UK Safety notice 02/2006 states that there have been several serious incidents related to deficient interlocking on drilling machinery and pipe-handling equipment. Remotely controlled movable equipment is often used to assist in pipe handling, drilling and related activities. However, while such equipment may eliminate certain types of incidents, it may also introduce new hazards. Collisions may occur between equipment and personnel, between equipment and structures, or between different items of drill floor equipment. Dropped objects are a further hazard arising from collisions.

PHX-45 catwalk supplied with a standard feature for additional safety, by installing interlocks which prevents collisions or protect personnel.

References
BS EN62061:2005 Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
BS PD 5304:2005 Safe use of machinery
BS EN 954-1 1997 Safety of machinery
BS EN 1037:1996 Safety of machinery: Prevention of unexpected start up
BS EN 60812:2006 Analysis techniques for system reliability. Procedure for failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
Technical guidance on the safe use of lifting equipment offshore HSE HSG221 ISBN 071762 1006