As part of the petroleum and gas industry, you use expensive, complicated equipment that must be properly maintained so it doesn’t break down. Drilling is an expensive business, ranging from thousands to millions of dollars depending on where it’s done.
Add that amount to the costs of maintaining and replacing equipment, and your expenses can really add up. Broken equipment can cost you not only money, but valuable time. Portable buildings can help protect valuable equipment and reduce the number of repairs and replacements needed.
Keeping Unused Equipment Out of the Elements
The equipment needed in the petroleum and gas industry is built with weather conditions in mind. However, if you are drilling in a turbulent climate like tornado alley, violent storms can hit at a moment’s notice. When kept in a portable building, equipment is protected from the elements by worry- and virtually maintenance-free construction.
Even if your equipment is used in a temperate climate, long jobs can result in gradual damage if the equipment is left perpetually outdoors. For example, a piece of equipment sitting out in an area that gets a lot of rain will eventually rust or need repairs. Portable buildings help ensure your equipment lasts as long as possible.
Providing a Safe & Convenient Storage Opportunity
Gas and petroleum industries can reduce costs by making sure that equipment is stored properly when not in use. In addition, on-site portable buildings stores equipment close by so it can be used at a moment’s notice. For equipment that is used at the beginning or towards the end of a project, good on-site storage will keep it safe for when it is needed in the project timeline.
Maintaining a Green Environment
The gas and petroleum industry is doing more to reduce their impact on the environment. According to the American Petroleum Institute, “this efficiency translates to smaller “footprints” […], less waste generated, cleaner and safer operations, and greater compatibility with the environment.”
This reduction of impact on the environment is also extended to construction of equipment out in the field. Portable buildings are built off-site and can be easily moved along with equipment and are a good choice if you don’t have the resources or space for a traditionally built shelter. As a result, construction waste is greatly reduced. So even if you have to move operations elsewhere, you can continue to keep your equipment safe and maintained.