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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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Promoting a Culture of Excellence!


I am excited to introduce the eighth edition of Innova – RusselSmith’s monthly publication on all things interesting, innovative and informative.
Globally and locally, there have been various economic, business, and societal changes that have impacted the economy positively and adversely. With an excellent spirit and attitude, we all believe that the best is yet to come. However, this will be determined by our personal disposition in shaping our output.

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At the recently concluded Chevron Contractor Line Management HES Forum, RusselSmith Group, a leading Integrated Oilfield Services company, received a recognition certificate in acknowledgment of projects concluded without Recordable Incidents over a one year period (January 2016 to December 2016) for the Nigeria/Mid Africa Strategic Business Unit of Chevron Nigeria Limited.

At the presentation of the certificate which took place at Oakwood Hotel, Lekki on February 16th, 2017, Chevron Nigeria Limited lauded RusselSmith for quality and safety-focused service delivery on projects executed within the period. The event also saw other contractors being recognized for excellent service delivery.

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