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VersaTube Pump Covers for the Oil and Gas Industry

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VersaTube Pump Covers for the Oil and Gas Industry

by VersaTube on March 15, 2019

Oil and gas are essential to the world’s economy. Companies must take protective measures because of pipelines’ key roles in international infrastructure and affairs. Although corrosion, wax deposition and pressure destabilization are common issues, oil and gas companies face another looming threat: theft.

Pipelines carry an invaluable resource worth billions of dollars. According to a study conducted by Business Wire in 2018, the oil and gas theft detection market should reach $2.37 billion by 2023. They believe that market growth could be due to a number of factors, including dwindling pipeline infrastructure, technological advancement, increasing exploration and production and tougher regulatory standards.

And criminals are increasingly willing to take extraordinary risks in their attempts to illegally siphon gas and oil. Take for example the pipeline explosion in the Mexican state of Hidalgo in January 2019. Approximately sixty-six people were killed, while dozens more were horribly burned. The explosion happened in an area locals frequented for illegal fuel siphoning. In Mexico, fuel theft may support the local economies of entire towns, which has led to shortages and price hikes.

VersaTube offers simple protection from with our renowned steel building systems. Like pipelines, pumps are constantly at risk to a variety of hazards. From pipeline owners failing to replace aging infrastructure, to the threat of tampering, siphoning or digging near pumps, owners have their work cut out for them. However, a steel VersaTube canopy can help deter a few of the common risks.

Weather

Pumps are susceptible to the forces of nature. Generally speaking, materials that go into building pumps and pipelines will corrode over time. However, exposure to harsh weather will quicken the pace of corrosion, especially heavy rain or snow. A steel canopy cover will protect a pump from direct exposure to nature’s harsh treatment, especially in extreme environments.

Theft

Thieves are a serious threat to any pipeline. Studies show that taking a few extra steps may help deter would-be thieves. A pump cover coupled with strong fencing, can be a way to stop some criminals stop in their tracks. Of course, you should protect your pumps and pipelines with layers of security including leak detectors and security systems that detect intruders - but you might be surprised at how effective the additional measure of a cover can be in keep the would-be thieves away.

Tampering

Tampering can be a dangerous hazard to the integrity of a pipeline, threatening the safety of the staff and anyone else within the pump’s vicinity. Owners should take protecting their pump from tampering seriously as any resulting damage or fatality could catapult them into a legal or diplomatic nightmare.

Are you ready to protect your pump from the above threats? Click here to contact our support team today and order a custom pump cover. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us at 800-810-2993. We look forward to assisting you!

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