Although the first experiments in Hydraulic Fracturing began in the late 1940s, the Hydraulic Fracturing (also known as “fracking”) industry has seen a boom in recent years. As of 2012, (according to the Society of Petroleum Engineers) an estimated 2.5 million hydraulic fracturing jobs have been performed on oil and gas wells worldwide. This may be due to the ability to locate unconventional natural gas and oil sources through fracking.
The boom in Hydraulic Fracturing has also raised concerns about the safety and protection of the workers. The high-pressure equipment and drills create a high noise environment. Maintaining hearing protection and clear communication can be a challenge. OSHA’s proposed Silica Rule adds to that challenge by potentially requiring the use of respiratory equipment.
Sensear’s Smart Headsets or Earplugs may be the solution to your Hydraulic Fracturing communication needs. Sensear has a full product line of Hazardous Location solutions that are certified to meet the highest global standards, up to 31dB. With our offering of patented in-ear and over-the-ear solutions, workers in oil rigs, gas plants, and petrochemical plants can have seamless face-to-face conversations headset-to-headset on their two-way radios or Bluetooth-enabled devices with other workers in the area without screaming and yelling, all while protecting their hearing using industrial quality noise-canceling headsets and having complete 360° awareness of alarms and other hazards. Sensear is the perfect solution for oil and gas workers.
All Sensear Smart Muffs are built to be durable yet lightweight and include our innovative SENS® Technology to enhance speech and still allow the wearer situational awareness.
We have put together an information sheet outlining our Communication Solutions for a Hydraulic Fracturing Environment.
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