Billy Pugh Company成立于1957年，Billy Pugh公司的使命是制造相对齐全系列的优质安全设备。
Billy Pugh 公司于 2001 年入选海洋石油行业名企。
Billy Pugh Company was established in 1957, Billy Pugh Company’s mission is the manufacturing of a full line of premium quality safety equipment.
With close to 60 years of commitment to quality Billy Pugh Company continue to “over-build” their safety equipment. All their products exceed the minimum standards set by USCG, OSHA, CE and ANSI.
The Billy Pugh Company was inducted into the Offshore Oil industry’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
Billy Pugh 公司的历史
History of the Billy Pugh Company
Billy Pugh Company 成立于 1957 年，当时正值近海石油和天然气行业的起步阶段。Billy Pugh 先生是在科珀斯克里斯蒂 (Corpus Christi) 近海工作的补给/船员船上的一名甲板手。Pugh 先生在第二次世界大战期间曾在美国海岸警卫队服役，一生中的大部分时间都在与水打交道。Pugh 先生生前亲眼目睹了人员上下钻井平台的过程，非常担心他们的安全。钻井工人正在使用货物网从船上移到钻井平台。乘客会挂在货物网的索具上，然后被真正地放在船的甲板或钻井平台上。当 Pugh 先生将这种危险报告给钻井主管时——这看起来非常危险，而且他有更好的主意；他被告知要回去工作。几天后，发生了一起严重事故，夺去了两名钻井工人的生命，并严重伤害了另一名工人。钻井平台主管派人找 Pugh 先生，问他有什么想法。Pugh 先生描述了一种“锥形”系统，该系统允许人员站在环上的同时骑在外面，这将使他们能够稍微向前倾斜并更容易地登上和离开转移装置。Billy Pugh 公司诞生了。
Billy Pugh Company was established in 1957 during the infancy of the offshore oil and gas industry. Mr. Billy Pugh was a deck hand on a supply/crew boat working offshore Corpus Christi. Mr. Pugh had been in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and had been working around water most of his life. During his lifetime, Mr. Pugh saw how the personnel were being transferred on and off the drilling platforms and was concerned for their safety. The rig hands were being moved from the boat to rig using a cargo net. The passengers would hang on to the rigging of the cargo net and were literally set down onto the deck of the boat or the drilling platform. When Mr. Pugh brought this hazard up to the drilling superintendent- that this looked very dangerous and that he had a better idea; he was told to go back to work. A few days later a serious accident occurred taking the lives of a two of rig hands and seriously injuring another. The rig superintendent sent for Mr. Pugh and asked him what his idea was. Mr. Pugh described a “cone shaped” system that allowed personnel to ride on the outside while standing on a ring which would allow them to lean slightly forward and more easily embark and disembark the transfer device. The Billy Pugh Company was born.
在接下来的几十年里，Billy Pugh 公司成为海上石油和天然气行业的类代名词。新钻机手通过的第一个仪式是他第一次乘坐著名的 Billy Pugh 网。
Over the next several decades, Billy Pugh Company became synonymous with the offshore oil and gas industry. One of the first rites of passage for a new rig hand was his first ride on the famous Billy Pugh Net.
在那段时间（1960 年代初期），美国国家航空航天局 (NASA) 与 Billy Pugh 公司接洽，希望由Billy Pugh 公司设计和测试宇航员水回收系统。阿波罗登月任务将全部使用Billy Pugh 公司 X-872 直升机救援网在太空舱溅落后营救宇航员。在阿波罗 11 号上使用的 X-872 在华盛顿特区的史密森学会上有过展示。
Also of interest during that time period (the early 1960’s) NASA approached Billy Pugh Company to design and test a system for water recovery of astronauts. The Apollo moon missions would all use the Billy Pugh Company X-872 Helicopter Rescue net to rescue the astronauts after the splash down of their capsule. The X-872 that was used on Apollo 11 has its own display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
1989 年春天，Billy Pugh 决定是时候退休并出售他的公司了。他有一个当地朋友 Jimmy Storm（他创立了 Storm Drilling 和 Marine Drilling），他告诉他想卖掉公司。Storm 先生联系了一位名叫 Paul Liberato 的好友，看看 Paul 是否有兴趣成为 Billy Pugh 公司的总裁和所有者。在找到一些额外的投资者后，公司被卖给了 Liberato 先生，新的投资集团于 1989 年 10 月成立。不久之后（1990 年），Paul 任命 Frank Liberato 担任总经理并负责公司的日常运营公司。在接下来的几年里，Frank 拥有人事管理、产品开发和将创意转化为可行产品的能力。
In the spring of 1989, Billy Pugh decided it was time to retire and sell his company. He had a local friend Jimmy Storm (who founded both Storm Drilling and Marine Drilling) that he told about his desire to sell the company. Mr. Storm contacted a family friend named Paul Liberato to see if Paul had interest in becoming President and owner of Billy Pugh Company. After some additional investors were located, the company was sold to Mr. Liberato and the new investment group was formed in October of 1989. Soon after (1990) Paul brought Frank Liberato on to act as General Manager and run the day to day operations of the company. Frank has many talents including personnel management, product development and the ability to turn ideas into workable products.In the next several years, many products were brought on line for Billy Pugh Company developed by the Liberato brothers.
海上石油和天然气行业的独特之处在于它希望为整个行业创造更安全的工作环境。离岸行业总是愿意帮助开发和分享对每个人都有帮助的新概念。此次合作产生了新产品，如 OMB篮子、WVO-工作背心、DTP 管钩、抗缠结标签线、刚性标签线和 DB-1 吊杆骑行篮。所有这些都是对他们产品线的完善补充；然而，没有什么能像 X-904 人员转移装置那样改变 Billy Pugh 公司的面貌。
The offshore oil and gas industry is somewhat unique in its desire to create a safer work environment for the entire industry. The offshore industry is always willing to help develop and share ideas for new concepts that will help everyone. This collaboration was responsible for new products like the OMB Man Basket, the WVO-workvest, the DTP Pipe Hook, the Tangle Resistant Tag Line, the Rigid Tag Line and the DB-1 Derrick Riding Basket. All of these are excellent additions to our product line; However, nothing has changed the landscape of Billy Pugh Company like the X-904 Personnel Transfer Device.
在 2000 年代中期，显然是时候用新的人员转移装置取代行业标准 X-871 人员篮了。在接下来的两年里，原型被建造和设计出来。数百名人员被要求参加核心小组，以确定新设备的外观及其应具备的安全功能。
In the mid-2000’s, it became apparent that it was time for a new personnel transfer device to supplant the industry standard, the X-871 personnel basket. For the next two years, prototypes were built and designed. Hundreds of personnel were asked to participate in focus groups to determine what the new device would look like and what safety features it should have.
第四艘原型机建成后，在大型半潜器上进行了测试。与他们进行的所有原型测试一样，他们也进行了调查。他们为乘员提供了一项调查，为装配工和起重机操作员提供了一项调查。他们的研究结果发现 X-904 超出了预期。
After the fourth prototype was built, it was tested on a large semi-submersible. As with all of the prototype testing they conducted, they included surveys. They provided one survey for the riders and one for the riggers and crane operators. The results of our research found that the X-904 exceeded our expectations.
从那时起，他们在这款优质产品上取得了如此巨大的成功，以至于它真正推销了自己。从 X-904 出现在现场，消息传开，它就成功了。售出的数量远远超过了他们在该计划开始之前所做的任何预测。X-904 现已成为全球大多数运营商和承包商的指定产品。
From that point forward, they has had such great success with this fine product that it really sells itself. Once the X-904 was in the field the word got out and it took off. The numbers theye has sold has far exceeded any projections they made prior to the start of this program. The X-904 is now specified with most operators and contractors world-wide.
Billy Pugh 公司会继续努力提供优质的安全产品并继续创新。在客户的帮助下，他们始终坚持多听少说。更重要的是，Billy Pugh 公司将继承 Pugh 先生的愿景，尽自己的一份力量创造尽可能安全的工作环境。
Billy Pugh Company continue to strive to make the best quality safety products available and to continue to innovate. With the help of our customers, we will continue to listen more than we talk. More importantly, we will carry on Mr. Pugh’s vision and do our part to create the safest work environment possible.
Billy Pugh Product Introduction
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