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.
At long last, winter is over, and today is the first day of spring!
Foresters, linemen, cable guys, contractors, pipeline installers, well drillers, surveyors, and engineers everywhere will finally be able to enjoy the nice weather while using their tally books. But, just in case the weather turns rainy, don’t worry- they all have vinyl covers to protect the pages.
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
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)
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.
Pipe Tally Books are normally used by workers in oilfields. They keep track of the
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:
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.
The pages are sewn in, for durability. A little ring binder wouldn’t be as durable.
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.
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.
Got a favorite pen or pencil? Since these books are custom made, they can have a pen loop built into them.