5 Must-Have Points for Any Site Winterization Plan

Getting ready for winter on any industrial work site requires strategic planning, especially remote work sites such as oilfield projects. You must consider the comfort of your crew, heating your portable buildings, deicing the job site, managing snow, and keeping the work location safe during winter operations. Here are five must-have points to make it easier to plan your winterization strategy.

Why is Cahill the Industry Leader in Temporary Heating?

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1. Have a Deicing Plan in Place

Your worksite needs a deicing plan to allow for the work, yet you also need the right equipment to safely thaw and deice your equipment. Using high-volume flameless heat makes the process safe and efficient. Flameless heaters can unfreeze water pumps, frack equipment, coil reels, and crane masts. Our innovative and powerful flameless heaters will operate even in the most extreme conditions.

2. Create a Warm Base

Keeping your crew warm in the wintertime is essential, too. Designating a space as a warm base where your team can warm up during breaks, meetings, or any time needed is vital to cold-month operations, especially on remote worksites. Having a designated area for parking trucks and vehicles also helps to keep your work site organized and arrange power to plug in during the coldest days and nights.

3. Keep a Warm Storage Space for Equipment

Keeping people warm on your job site is vital. Keeping equipment, machinery, and materials warm is also essential. Portable heaters that feature flameless heat systems and other safety features for indoor spaces make it possible to keep your valuable equipment warm and safe while in storage and waiting for use.

4. Create a Snow Removal Plan

Snow is always a factor in wintertime, no matter where your project is. Having the equipment at hand to remove the snow, a dedicated place to hoard the snow, and a strategy to maintain and manage the snow throughout the season until the melting season is essential.

5. Use High-Quality Materials

Winter is the time of year when the materials and machines you’re using are tested to the limit. In the oilfields of the United States and Canada, temperatures can be well below freezing. Ensuring that you’re using high-quality materials will help your operations run smoothly, especially when points one through four are in place.

Keeping Your Teams Informed

Having the best plans in place is the first step to ensuring safety on your site in the wintertime. It’s also crucial to ensure your teams have the information they need to work safely and efficiently on-site during cold temperatures. Holding training sessions, running emergency drills, and keeping everyone informed regarding new equipment or policies all help to keep your work on track.

Why Choose Cahill Flameless Oilfield Heaters?

Your oilfield project requires safety and efficiency to operate. Cahill flameless heaters are innovative and cost-effective machines that come in a range of sizes. They perform to a high standard of efficiency with less downtime. When you can keep your work site warm in the most extreme conditions without worrying about downtime or high heating costs, your operations can run smoother and within budget.

Industrial Heater Rentals For the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas operations are in remote areas with extreme winter temperatures and conditions. With portable heaters you can rely on, you can keep your project and employees safe in all temperatures.

Cahill heaters can get the job done with fewer units than the competitor, whether you need to thaw, deice, keep warm or dry. We value your work, so we offer remote service and maintenance so you can keep your job running with minimal downtime. Contact us today to see how Cahill flameless heaters can support your winterization plans.