Those in the oil well drilling business use tally books continually every day. They
keep a close record of when they attach a new section of pipe, and how long it is, and what time it is. The books are just the right size to fit into a pocket, so the books are kept right where they are needed. So tally books are a necessity in the oil drilling business.
To protect the book from weather and abrasion, the cover is made of vinyl. That’s where the irony hits. Vinyl is a man-made fabric made from OIL!
It was developed only in 1920 as an inexpensive durable fabric that is easy to make. It is made out of oil and salt, and its real name in poly vinyl chloride.
Here are the details for you scientists:
They break down petroleum using high pressure and temperature. This is called cracking. The results are ethylene, butadiene, propylene, and a few other things. They combine salt (a source of chlorine) with the ethylene using “electrolytic disassociation”. They add a few other compounds and end up with poly vinyl chloride (vinyl).
As you know, vinyl is ubiquitous, and very inexpensive. However, it looks expensive, similar to leather.
Oilfield workers need a handy way of keeping track of how many lengths of pipe
they have put in the ground. The easiest way to do this is to record each pipe in a small pocket-sized notebook. The exact time of day should also be recorded. The book needs to be rugged and water resistant and the pages need to be lined. This problem has led to the invention of vinyl-covered Pipe Tally Books.
You need them in your own business to keep continual field records of a job.
You give them to businesses who use them. You want your own logo and phone number on them to make it easy for those customers to contact you.
Tally Books offer a lot of options, so here’s how to order the perfect books for your business:
Find your best full-color art file that has your company logo and contact information. If you don’t have a logo, you can pick out a stock design.
Do you want anything printed on the back of the book?
Do you want anything printed on the inside of the cover?
What color do you want the vinyl cover?
What color do you want the printed information?
How about an integral pen loop? Then you won’t have to look for a pen every time you need to record something.
Do you want a clear 3-pocket insert inside the front cover? These are handy to store tables and contact information, and protect them from the weather.
How about a paper pad? Do you want to go the extra mile and get the new “stone pad”, which is water resistant and tear-proof? It’s amazing!
After you decide on all these options, you are ready to order your completely custom-made pipe tally books. They will be loved by your employees or your customers……Oilfield and gas field workers, oil drillers, water drillers, pipeline inspectors, windmill inspectors.
Knowing what tally books are is pretty much on a NTK (need-to-know) basis. If you’re in the oil or gas industries, forestry, contracting, etc. then you definitely know what these trusty little books are for, and how important they are to keeping on-the-job records.
Here are the top 5 features of these small but mighty record-keepers:
Durable vinyl covers
Bindings can be spiral or sewn
Covers come in a variety of colors and stock images
You can imprint your logo on the outside cover and/or inside cover
There doesn’t need to be a national holiday to remind us all that buying products made in the USA is one of the best ways to support our country. There are so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Increased jobs for Americans
Up-close quality control
Less transportation & fuel costs
So today, on National Manufacturing Day, don’t forget to support our local companies and workers and buy products made in the USA.