SaskPower: ‘Know the Risks, Stay Carbon Monoxide Safe this winter’

Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer because it cannot be seen or smelled, and if you breathe too much of it, it can become deadly within minutes. And with temperatures beginning to drop on more of a daily basis, many residents throughout Moose Jaw – and Southern Saskatchewan for that matter – will be firing up their furnaces to keep warm. Because of that, SaskPower is warning people to ‘Know the risks and stay CO safe this winter’, saying there is an influx of CO Incidents throughout the colder months because of furnaces. “There is an uptick in CO incidents in the winter and that’s because people are using appliances that use combustible fuels, natural gas, propane, that type of thing. Carbon monoxide is produced when those fuels don’t burn completely and there’s not adequate air supply or ventilation.” “You should have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, and ensure that it’s working.” Says Cherry, “Typically there are no warning signs of carbon monoxide until you start to feel sick. If you’re awake you will start to feel ill, but if you’re asleep you won’t feel any symptoms at al...

Blackhawk Specialty Tools, an industry leader in deepwater cementing innovations, has developed the Hawkeye, a wireless

Blackhawk Specialty Tools, an industry leader in deepwater cementing innovations, has developed the Hawkeye, a wireless top drive cement head that enhances speed, efficiency and safety in cementing operations. Blackhawk Specialty Tools provides premium automated top drive cement heads and other related cementation products and services. The Hawkeye, operates on a fully wireless automation system, eradicating the need of a hydraulic umbilical line and operating console. Its Quik-Lock connections allow for the fastest plug, dart and ball reloads in the industry, lowering the amount of rig floor downtime. With an industry-exclusive, interchangeable cage design (6.625 maximum ID), the cement head also prevents the deformation of dart fins, alleviating fluid bypass and displacement volume discrepancies. “We utilized the vast array of industry exclusive technologies available to create the Hawkeye,” said Jim Martens, chief operating officer for Blackhawk Specialty Tools. “Blackhawk will always refine what is considered the best and most versatile tool on the market in order to continually improve its safety, speed and efficiency.” The Hawkeye is adaptable for essentially every primary...