Oilfield pipe tally books have been used by oilfield workers for many years. Since most people don’t work in an oilfield, you may be wondering what the heck a tally book is. Here’s a brief answer:
The guys who drill an oil well have to keep track of how deep they are. Every time they add a new pipe, they have to record the time and the size of the pipe. They need a rugged, pocket-sized waterproof book in which to make these notations. Most of these books are vinyl covered. Some even have waterproof paper called “stone paper”. It is waterproof and tear resistant. Some have a vinyl pen loop, so you don’t have to go looking for a pen every time. The pages have horizontal lines and a few vertical lines.
These books are so handy, that anyone can find a use for them. Contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, estimators, inspectors, law enforcement officers and natural resources field people can use tally books.
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.
The diameter tape measure easily figures the diameter of a pipe or pipeline. All you have to do is wrap it around the pipe, and read off the diameter. Here are its mysteries..
Why is the “zero” mark not at the beginning of the tape? It is a couple inches away from the beginning of the tape.
Why does the end of the tape have a “loop” instead of a “hook”?
Why are some calibrated in 100ths of an inch, and some in 64ths of an inch, and some in millimeters?
By having the zero mark away from the beginning of the tape, you can easily line up the other part of the tape to the zero mark.
Since zero is not at the end of the tape, there is no need to have a hook there. What is helpful, is to have a metal loop to hold onto, when wrapping the tape around the pipe.
Different strokes for different folks. Automotive repair people prefer the 64ths of an inch calibration. Oilfield people prefer the 100ths of an inch version. And of course, some people use the metric system of measurement.
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.
Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
Tally Books are similar to jotters, or pocket notebooks. All are useful for writing notes and small enough to keep in your shirt pocket or jacket pocket. What is different about “tally books”?
They are protected by a heavy duty vinyl cover, to help keep the pages dry when
you are working outside.
They have an optional “stone pad”. That is not paper, but it looks like paper. Stone pads are water resistant and you cannot tear them. If more people knew about them, they would prefer them over paper pads.
They have an optional clear vinyl 3 page insert. You can insert your own tables and data sheets for easy reference in the field.
For oil and gas industry users, the tally books have optional oilfield stock art which complements your company logo.
All-in-all, tally books are very rugged pocket notebooks for use in all kinds of weather. They are preferred by oil, gas, and wind energy companies. They use them for keeping track of repetitive data entries.
If you have customers in these fields, you can hold on to them with Tapes. Give them a pipe diameter measuring tape with your company logo. They will appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. And, your logo will live for a long time in their pockets.
Art. Start with the best and neatest art file of your company logo. Vector art is the best art. If you want to use a photograph, please make it high resolution. 300 dpi at the final size will give the best results.
Balance. Design your tally books so that your logo is on the front, and some other information is on the back.
Color. Choose the imprint colors and vinyl colors that will reflect your company’s colors.
Design. If you need help with the design, the online company can usually help you. They have the experience.
Extras. Do you want to order these extras? Vinyl pen loop. Clear vinyl inserts with 3 pockets for your papers that you add later. Stone pad instead of paper pad.
Free proof. Always ask for a free email proof before your order goes into production.
Ground shipping, unless you’re in a hurry.
Hi resolution stock pictures are usually available as a background to your imprint.
Important facts, like your phone number, location, services, and products can be displayed on the back cover.