Throughout oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, safety systems that have been working since the 1970s and ’80s are reaching the end of their already extended life cycles.
Spare parts are becoming harder to find and stock, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are easing away from supporting systems that are two and three generations old.
Safety systems are often perceived as costly technology that requires complex engineering. Because existing systems have been in place for so many years, it’s often difficult for some companies to justify budgets for new systems, sometimes ignoring or minimizing their value to the plant operations.
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