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RusselSmith Launches Junior Safety Rangers Program

RusselSmith Nigeria recently launched its Junior Safety Rangers Program, a safety awareness program which aims to teach students the basic principles of health and safety, and encourages them to spread those positive safety values among their peers and families.

The program works by establishing Junior Safety Rangers clubs at various schools who will be periodically trained on the principles of being safety conscious in all they do.

At the launch of the first Junior Safety Rangers club which took place at Chrisland Schools, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos, the students were taught on the ideals of becoming a safety ranger by being safety champions both at home and at school.

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What is The Environmental footprint of The Average Nigerian?

Governments around the world are encouraging people to factor the environment into their everyday lives and purchases. The aim of this focus on environmental sustainability is the reduction of our environmental footprint.

The Ecological Footprint of an area is a measurement of how much land it takes to support one person in each country. The sustainable average is 2.2 hectares per person and according to Wikipedia, Nigeria’s ecological footprint/person is 1.16. This shows that Nigeria’s level of consumption is insufficient to it needs and this is because many Nigerians continue to burn fossil fuels in large quantities for energy by adding extra carbon CO2 to the atmosphere. The consequence of using of fossil fuels is worsened by deforestation over the years.

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The Pursuit of Personal Excellence


RusselSmith’s pacesetting attributes have always been credited to our culture of excellence, and deep understanding that in order to add value to the operations of our customers, we must reflect our working culture and our promise to deliver quality service through operational excellence and the utilization of GLOCAL (Global + Local) capacity without compromising safety and quality standards.

Why the pursuit?

Excellence according to the Oxford dictionary means the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.

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RusselSmith Nigeria Sets Pace with Introduction of Eddyfi Lyft Pulsed Eddy Current Technology

As a leading indigenous Integrated Oilfield Service Company, RusselSmith Nigeria has achieved a milestone with the introduction of Eddyfi Lyft, a Pulsed Eddy Current Testing method used to test for Corrosion under Insulation (CUI).

The new Eddyfi Lyft PEC technology features includes real time C-scan imaging, fast acquisition of data with grid charting and dynamic scanning modes in addition to flexibility with long cables and the use of an extension pole. The technology also presents advantages in time management and cost efficiency.

Unlike other existing solutions, Lyft is designed to perform fast dynamic scans, giving it an edge in testing for corrosion under insulation (CUI). Pulsed Eddy Current Testing is one of the few Non Destructive Testing (NDT) methods that uses electromagnetic induction as the basis to detect discontinuity in conducting materials.

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7 Quality Questions to Start Your Day

Each day is a gift, and the way you start your days will have a big impact on the quality of your life. As you wake up each morning, it is important to take some time to think through how you will spend your day.

To start your day with a positive mind-set, answer these seven questions:

  • What am I grateful for in my life?

Remind yourself of the things that matter most, ponder on those great moments and be grateful for them. When you do this, you find yourself unlocking the key to happiness, because then you realize how blessed you are.

  • What accomplishments am I proud of?

If you are not proud of any of your life’s accomplishments, begin to ask yourself what steps you need to take, starting today, towards achieving your life’s goals.

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RusselSmith Successfully Completes Erha Mooring Topsides/In-Air Chain Inspections

RusselSmith, an Integrated Oilfield Services provider, recently achieved the completion of full visual inspection work on Exxon Mobil’s Erha FPSO. The Erha mooring topsides/in-air chains inspections scope was completed with a total of 1,572 man-hours with zero LTI. The success of this project is evidence to the company’s commitment to excellence and maintaining high safety standards in delivering world-class service quality.

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Recycling really is worth it! Check Out these Interesting Facts

The concept of recycling has been around for a long time, and with the increase in awareness about environmental pollution and global warming due to poor waste management, the benefits of recycling have become more apparent, and the act of recycling is almost a moral responsibility.

Recycling not only reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, it prevents excess use of natural resources and energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions too. Here are a few interesting facts about recycling that you may not have known before;

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Four African Girls Create Generator that Uses Urine as Fuel

Four teenage girls: Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity from their generator.

The invention was displayed at the annual event Maker Faire Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, an event that showcases ingenuity. The idea of using urine as fuel is not new but Bola, Biola, Toyin and Eniola came up with a practical way to put the idea into action and many households can really appreciate this.

How It Works

As explained on the blog of website, its process is itemized below;

  1. Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
  2. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, and then into a gas cylinder, which looks similar to the kind used for outdoor barbecue grills.
  3. The gas cylinder pushes the filtered hydrogen into another cylinder that contains liquid borax, in order to remove moisture from the gas. Borax is a natural mineral, commonly used in laundry detergent.
  4. The hydrogen is pushed into a power generator in the final step of the process.

You might be wondering; wont hydrogen pose an explosion risk? The smart girls used one-way valves throughout the device as a safety measure. The urine to power technology needs to evolve further before such a system is feasible, at least as far as applications like powering generators used in most African households go.

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