How To Choose The Right Tally Books For Your Workforce

Pipe Tally Books for Gas and Oil Workers
Pipe Tally Books for Gas and Oilfield Workers

Gas and oilfield workers are the most prominent users of pipe tally books. They need to write in them every time they add another pipe to the drilling rig. These hard working people keep track of pressure readings and inventory in their critical jobs 24 hours a day. How do you choose which tally books you buy for them?

The books should be:

  • Durable (vinyl is great for this purpose)
  • Weather resistant
  • Small enough to fit in a pocket
  • Colorful enough so they won’t get lost in a pile of stuff
  • The right color to show off your corporate logo on the front vinyl cover
  • Able to hold a removable water-resistant “stone” paper pad, which is “un-rippable”
  • Designed with an integral pen loop

When you equip your men with the right products, they can focus on their work.

 

3400.jpg Pipe Tally Books 3400 (Top Seller)

 

5 Misunderstood Facts About Tally Books

Pipe Tally Books are normally used by workers in oilfields. They keep track of the

Tally Books in the Field
Using Tally Books in the Field

exact time that a section of pipe is attached to the drilling rig. Also they record the length and diameter of the pipe. These drilling workers need a heavy duty book that can easily fit into their pocket. That’s a short history of tally books. But here are some things you might not have known about these special books:

  1. Anyone who works outdoors and needs to keep records, can use a tally book. Other users are foresters, wind energy inspectors, handymen, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and waterworks people.
  2. The pages are sewn in, for durability. A little ring binder wouldn’t be as durable.
  3. A new option for the pages is the sewn water-resistant Stone Pad. If you try to tear a sheet, it just stretches a little. You can’t tear it.
  4. The cover is made of high grade vinyl, which comes in colors to coordinate with your company logo. This gives the book a high resistance to rain and abrasion.
  5. Got a favorite pen or pencil? Since these books are custom made, they can have a pen loop built into them.

6 Weird Uses For Tally Books

Tally books were originally made for gas and oil field employees. They use them

Tallybook Uses
Tallybook Uses

to keep track of how many pipes they put down the well when they are drilling. It’s important to know how deep they are at any time. The drillers can enter the time, day, size of pipe and length of pipe, plus anything unusual that happens at each depth.

Since tally books are water resistant, and have lined pages, and fit in your pocket, they have been used for other purposes. Here are some unusual ones:

  1. In a running race, you can enter the ID number and finish time of each runner.
  2. In a sailboat race, you can keep track of the times that each boat passes each buoy, and the finish line.
  3. If you are hired to read water meters in a small town, you can use tally books to write down the meter readings.
  4. Keep track of your medicine times.
  5. Keep a record of your gasoline purchases, and the number of miles you drove since the last fill-up.
  6. Use it as a field book to record what birds you have seen at what times and locations.

Can you think of any other uses?

How Tally Books Are Constructed

Oilfield Tally Books
Oilfield Tally Books

Tally Books are used by workers and inspectors in the oil and gas industries. These books are made rugged for outdoor use. Here is how they are constructed:

  • For stiffness, we start with chipboard. This is the solid gray “cardboard” material that cereal boxes are made out of.
  • The 2 pieces of chipboard (front and back of the tally book) are covered with a colored vinyl for protection from the elements. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors. The inside layer is usually the same color as the outside layer.
  • To hold the paper pad (or stone pad), we add a front and back clear pocket. So the first and last page of the pad are slid into those two pockets. For durability, the first and last page are made of heavier paper. This pad is held in place just like the check register in your vinyl checkbook.
  • Not in this order, the imprinting is done on the outside cover and the inside pockets.
  • Printing is done in 3 different ways: Screen printing, Hotstamping, Full-color imprinting.
  • Sometimes we add a clear vinyl pen loop on the side. We can also add an insert. It has 3 clear vinyl pockets so that you can add papers and cards of your choosing.

Tally Books are made and printed in the USA.

 

Why You Need Custom Tally Books

Why? The top 5 answers to this question are:

Tally Books…

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  1. Are needed by your employees if they need to make notes continually in the field. They are essential to the oil and gas industries. Oilfield and gas field workers and inspectors need to have durable pipe tally books to keep their records current and safe.
  2. Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
  3. advertise your company to everyone who has one of your custom tally books.
  4. Help your employees by keeping valuable tables and conversion formulas at their fingertips. You design the table that best suits your needs, and it will appear on the book.
  5. Support American workers. Pipe tally books are made and printed in the USA.

3 Tally Books To Make Your Job Easier

Oilfield Tally Books
Oilfield Tally Books

Do you work outside (or inside) and keep hourly track of:

  • Number of pipe sections you hooked up to your drilling rig
  • Number and location of defects in a pipeline or electric service line
  • The condition and species of trees on a curb lawn
  • The dial readings of gauges at various locations
  • The meter readings at all the houses in a neighborhood
  • The condition of the machines in a factory at various times of the day
  • Any other number, value, or condition of any entity in your job area

Then you need heavy duty Tally Books to keep track of these things.

Here are the 3 most popular styles to make your record-keeping job easier:

All are made and printed in the United States. USA-made by American workers.

 

3315-Default Flexible Tally Book with Sewn Pad 3315

3400.jpg Pipe Tally Books 3400

3410-Jr Tallybook.jpg Tally Book Junior 3410

 

If These Are Your Customers, You Should Give Them Tally Books

Pipe tally books aren’t just for the drilling industry. They are used by many other people to record readings and data in the field. They are small enough for a pocket, and water resistant. Tally Books with your company logo are a great way to “woo” your customers, if they are on this list:

  • Oilfield workers and inspectors

    tallybook-in-the-field
    tallybook-in-the-field
  • Gas well workers and inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Survey companies
  • Electric power companies
  • Contractors
  • Geologists
  • Railroad workers
  • Environmentalists
  • Botanists
  • Zoologists
  • Biologists
  • News reporters
  • Truckers

Your corporate logo can be put on the front and back cover, even in full color. The new optional “stone pads” look like paper, but they are water resistant, and cannot be torn. If your customers use your tally books, they will look at your logo many times a day. That’s the best way to target your market advertising. They are also made in the USA.

Why Do Tally Books Sales Follow the Price of Oil?

Oilfield Drilling Rigs
Oilfield Drilling Rigs

Tally Books Sales Follows the Price of Oil for these reasons:

  • Tally Books are used by the oil and oil service industries. When oil companies are busy, they need tally books.
  • They are a daily necessity for keeping accurate records of drilling.
  • Gifts between oil service companies and drilling companies usually are tally books. When oil flows, so does the money to buy business gifts.

$57.67 was the price of a barrel of crude oil on November 30, 2017.

The 5 Oddest Uses for Pipe Tally Books

The 5 Oddest Uses for Pipe Tally Books

(How many more can you add?)

Tallybook Contest
Tallybook Contest

Pipe Tally Books are really designed for outdoor use. They are mainly used by oil and gas field workers. They keep track of continual data such as the number of pipes inserted into an oil well drilling rig. They have a weather proof vinyl covering. They are small enough to fit into your pocket, and be available constantly. Some of the new ones come with “stone pads”. They are waterproof and tear proof. They are a great improvement over paper pads. But pipe tally books can be used for any kind of writing. Here are 5 silly and odd uses. How many more can you come up with?

  1. Composing a music score for a Broadway show.
  2. Doodling while you are sitting on a jury.
  3. Writing love letters to all your girlfriends overseas while at your best friend’s wedding.
  4. Keeping track of your dairy cows medical care.
  5. Writing police reports you read in the newspaper.
If you post the best addition to this list by the end of October 2017, I’ll send you a free sample tally book. (USA address only)