ODESSA, Texas, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Among the many high-profile exhibitors at last week’s Permian Basin International Oil Show, one company stood out with its total solution to dangerous silica dust.
AIRIS Wellsite Services was the only exhibitor offering respirable silica dust control services, and showcased its position as a market leader by offering PBIOS visitors a look at its patented technology. For the first time ever, AIRIS put one of its proprietary ADV-4 units on display at PBIOS.
“PBIOS is the biggest land oil show in the United States,” said Mark Dearing, Executive Sales for AIRIS Wellsite Services. “It is where companies showcase their new technology. So many people were curious about our advanced equipment. It fixes a problem they face every day and they had the chance to see it up close.”
Workers are vulnerable to respirable crystalline silica at virtually every frac site where engineering controls are not in place. Breathing silica dust can have devastating long-term effects, like silicosis, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer. Failing to control employees’ exposure to silica dust can leave pressure pumpers and exploration & production companies open to OSHA compliance violations and untold potential medical and legal liabilities.
Partnering on thousands of frac jobs nationwide, AIRIS not only provides the industry’s only complete solution to respirable silica dust exposure, AIRIS helps companies prepare Exposure Control Plans to maintain compliance with new, stricter OSHA standards.
“The real benefit of being at a show like PBIOS is that great oilfield companies in this region now know we provide a proven engineering control solution local in the basin,” added Dearing. “They have heard dust control is coming. Now, it’s here. We want them to know there are experts in the Permian who can help them minimize their legal liability, keep their employees healthy and stay compliant.”