Static hanging lines are commonly used load-bearing cables in various industrial setups. For example, widely used on oil rigs, these lines need regular inspections to ensure regulatory compliance and safety in day-to-day operations. Let’s review a few critical points about Static Hanging Line Inspections:

  • What does a typical Static Hanging Line inspection checklist include?
  • What makes the use of these checklists vital for oil rigs?
  • How does Fielda benefit inspectors conducting Static Hanging Line inspections?

What do these checklists include: Inspectors document the type and size of the cables and ensure that they have proper manufacturer labels. They check the lines for crushing, kinks that may have developed, or flattening the line where the inner core may be damaged. Inspectors look for breakage in wire strands and rusting. Usually, when rust has damaged a line, it is immediately replaced. They ensure the wire rope and cable clip are of the correct specifications to suit the purpose. They also check the cable tails to see that they do not risk being entangled with other cables and moving equipment. Finally, inspectors check for cracks and deformities and audit the cable routing and end connections. 

Why are Static Hanging Line inspections necessary for Oil rigs: Oil rigs are often located in remote locations, sometimes mid-sea or in off-grid isolated areas. This further emphasizes the need for highly stringent safety measures. All load-bearing wires and cables pose risks if they are not checked and maintained regularly. Poor maintenance can cause damage to goods and equipment and cause injury or death. OSHA regulations outline specifications for rig equipment, specifically for Static Hanging Line inspections, and oil companies are obliged to follow these protocols strictly.  

How does Fielda benefit inspectors: Fielda brings two vital advantages to inspectors operating on oil rigs. First, it has an offline data capture feature that helps teams conduct Static Hanging Line inspections, without disruption, in locations with no connectivity. Data can be easily captured and synchronized when connectivity is available, ensuring no delays in field data collection. It also digitizes the complete inspection documentation; inspectors don’t need to carry cumbersome manuals, SOPs, and data sheets while on the rig. Instead, they can refer to SOPs, enter inspection details, and submit additional evidence files in just a few clicks.   

Pre-empt: Enable regulatory compliance and eliminate safety hazards through timely Static Hanging Line inspections 

Optimize: Plan, schedule, and track Static Hanging Line inspections through Fielda’s easy workflow management functionality

Consolidate: Integrate all inspection data across sites and field teams for a holistic, real-time view of operations


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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