The Need for the LSS-SL in the Oil & Gas Space
The LSS-SL enhances the operational envelope for crane procedures on oil rigs. Operations currently consider shut down when experiencing 30-35 knot winds. The LSS-SL allows for operation in scenarios with increased wind speed. Furthermore, it allows for safer and more efficient operation in all scenarios. The LSS operates in up to 60 knots, allowing for much more crane up-time year-round.
the LSS-SL is a necessity for oil rig crane operations
The effect of the LSS-SL is far-reaching throughout the industry and has diverse potential applications. The LSS-SL is a modular system capable of being easily fitted to existing crane and helicopter set-ups.
While the LSS-SL is active under a crane, the time spent waiting for the sway of the load to stop is immensely decreased. This allows for faster extractions and speeds up a crane’s service capacity. The crew will be afforded easier, safer operations, and will have to spend less time idling while waiting for crane operations. Crane operators on oil platforms can use the device knowing it will afford them safety and stability during operations that run close to obstacles, thus decreasing operator burden. This decrease in operator burden has many benefits. The loss of supplies that may have been destroyed due to an unsuccessful operation can be avoided. Similarly, increased safety and control in operations that involve ground personnel will reduce instances of injury or death. Tragically, every year there are currently 22 people killed or injured during these types of operations; the LSS will help prevent these unfortunate operational outcomes. Because of the increased safety and control during operations less personnel will be needed, allowing for tremendous savings during crane operations. This, in tandem with the savings from the allowance of BOE recovery to continue during adverse weather conditions, makes the LSS-SL a necessity for oil rig crane operations.