Spotlight On: Oil & Gas Industry
The oil and gas industry is an important one for many modern countries, but it can pose many dangers to those who work within the sector. With activity in the oil and gas industry taking place in a range of environments, durable labels, overlays and other information bearing signage for these industries are of the utmost importance. In this article, we consider the importance of clear signs and displays as well as the industry and its successes at large.
Key Sectors In Oil & Gas
The fuel business is a big one, requiring various processes from exploration to extraction, refining and transporting – all of which use a huge variety of machinery which need to be fitted with their own branded control displays and labelling.
The financial value of oil is immense, and as such there are many people invested in its success. Oil and gas provide 32% of Europe’s energy consumption, for example, and this is one of the lowest global figures.
There are various methods used to collect and sort oil and gas, such as multi-stage drilling and hydraulic fracturing – collecting fuel is never easy and requires plenty of complex machines to succeed, and it is these machines that could be using our stainless steel nameplates and specialist labels.
More than in other industries, stainless steel etchings are used to identify machines used in oil and gas extraction. Given the difficult environments in which fuel is collected – often underwater – it is a necessity that durable identification is used. Our stainless-steel labels can provide for your needs.
We achieve the detail on these labels by placing a chemical mask on the steel. This mask will later resist the acid bath into which we immerse the steel. The final effect is that your bespoke design shines through. This process is fully automated to ensure consistent quality and detail every time.
The information that we are asked to etch onto these labels varies depending on the application. Sometimes, our plates will be used to display ratings, but they might also be used as warning labels and logo badges.
Our Experience With The Oil & Gas Industry
We have supplied plenty of the UK’s leading valve and pump manufacturers, so you can be confident that our services are above and beyond general expectations. We use stainless steel 304 or 316 depending on our client’s needs, and we can also offer various finishes for your product, including bright, satin and brushed.
For less intensive machinery, we may suggest more simple equipment nameplates and industrial labels. We have plenty of options for your product and consider our sales as the beginning of a relationship between our companies. Conversation will enable us to design a product that fully suits your needs, and we can also offer advice for your designs along with prototypes.
Why You Should Use GSM Graphic Arts
We consistently achieve great reviews from our customers and our relationship with the other three members of the GSM Group could offer you further business success. Here are just a couple of reviews of our service over the years which you can find online:
‘Great products and prices. A reliable supplier!’
‘An excellent service that I have come to rely on.’
A Garden Machinery Manufacturer Designer
‘GSM is good at offering solutions to a concept design and then developing it into a prototype.’
Finally, we’d like to say a big thank you to all our customers and their continued support. If you would like to join our happy list of clients, then please contact us to see what we can do to help your business achieve its goals.