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OCS Group’s Lunch and Learn: Arc Flash

You might have heard of the term “Arc Flash”, but what is it exactly? And why is it so important for safety professionals to be responsible and completely aware of what the issues are with electrical arc flash safety? It is imperative to learn and be alert at all times when handling electrical equipment to […]

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USCG training “Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations”

USCG: OCS Group Trains USCG in Hazardous Areas OCS Group visited the US Homeland Security  and US Coast Guard (USCG) in Port Arthur, Texas last week to educate about electrical equipment in hazardous areas. OCS Group discussed the importance of competency and skills regarding offshore area classification. Determining the hazardous area classification is essential to identify […]

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Arc Flash: Know the Risks, Regulatory Requirements and Preventative Techniques

The definition of an Arc Flash according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an electrical current that passes through air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. Arc Flash incidences are such a health and safety hazard that there are multiple legal requirements associated […]

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How To Abandon Cables Using 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment?

OCS Group is working with Thorne and Derrick to improve electrical skills in the industry! Below is an article from Thorne and Derrick to help those in the industry. HOW TO ABANDON CABLES This video by 3M Electrical shows how to abandon cables safely using 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits. 3M CSCAK kits are complete with […]

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OCS Group Announces Collaboration with UL

OCS Group Announces Collaboration with UL for the Provision of Industry Best, Competency Based (Knowledge and Skills) Training   About the Collaboration As the need for operational excellence and safety in oil and gas never being greater and achieving higher levels of safety and performance while simultaneously reducing resources is extremely challenging; UL and OCS […]

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US Coast Guard (USCG) to Enforce New Electrical Regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for maritime safety and security in the U.S. Offshore Continental Shelf. USCG recently published amendments to the Title 46 CFR rules governing electrical equipment used offshore in hazardous locations. These changes have the potential to affect builders and suppliers of equipment used on all gas and oil rigs, […]

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PERTAMINA: HPHT Drilling Operation and Well Engineering Training

OCS Group – PERTAMINA Course #2: HPHT Drilling Operation and Well Engineering Training   OCS Group and PERTAMINA Indonesia OCS Training Institute (A member of OCS Group) is extremely proud and excited to have been appointed the primary provider for PERTAMINA Indonesia for their technical training needs. This continues the strong relationship OCS Group has […]

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PERTAMINA Indonesia: Drilling Projects and Risk Management Training

OCS Group – PERTAMINA Course #1: Drilling Projects and Risk Management Training   OCS Group and PERTAMINA Indonesia OCS Training Institute (A member of OCS Group) is extremely proud and excited to have been appointed the primary provider for PERTAMINA Indonesia for their technical training needs. This continues the strong relationship OCS Group has built […]

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A Total Eclipse of the … Sun

Have you been left in the dark about the solar eclipse and what it might mean for you? Hopefully below will clear up some questions, or perhaps leave you with more. I began writing this as OCS Group does complete work in the Renewable Sector, including Engineering, Commissioning, Installation and aiding in the design of […]

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Asia Pacific Jack Up Roundup

The information below is a round up of the recent discussions and publications in the Asia Pacific region, and an overview of what OCS Group is observing. Recent indications are that the Chinese shipyards have roused themselves from their inertia as the realities of a “lower for even longer” oil price hits home and that […]

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