Safety Award for the Advanced Technology Industry

Jeff Sampson, Control Instruments Corporation Executive Client Relations Manager, presenting the first annual Control Instruments Excellence in Safety award to Tim Salaba, Division Engineering Manager for 3M Company Process Information & Control Solutions.

On March 5, 2014, Jeff Sampson, Control Instruments Corporation Executive Client Relations Manager, presented the first annual Control Instruments Excellence in Safety award to Tim Salaba, Division Engineering Manager for 3M Company Process Information & Control Solutions.

Here's a little more information about 3M-PC&IS, our Safety Award recipient in the Advanced Technology Industry: 

2014 Safety Award for High Excellence

The marketplace is demanding that companies be sustainable; and they should only be considered sustainable if they protect their most important asset: their people.

Keeping personnel and facilities SAFE is Control Instruments’ #1 goal. Our company was founded all those years ago because of it. We care that much about it. Productivity, sustainability, and energy savings all ultimately begins & ends with keeping our customers, and their people safe.

Safety:The Highest Priority

There’s an old saying about flying small planes, “any landing you walk away from is a good landing” - and in a sense this is true for gas detection, especially in the process industry. Saving lives is the highest priority. Loss of life has become rare, and, in spite of some high profile cases, most years bring fewer accidents and injuries. It might be ironic then, to consider that this progress might make people tend to relax their standards in the belief that somehow everything is going to be OK.

Monitoring the Complexities of a Growing Infrastructure

With Shale gas reinvigorating the midstream sector, so has the need to meet the many complexities of this growing infrastructure.

One of them includes Natural-gas processing. This is a complex industrial process designed to clean raw natural gas by separating impurities and various non-methane hydrocarbons and fluids to produce what is known as pipeline quality dry natural gas. But what happens to the waste that is created as result of the cleaning process? It is often dumped into a flare stack, which presents an opportunity for the gas monitoring.