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.
Keep it clean. If you keep sand and dirt from inhabiting your tape, it will look good longer and last longer.
Line it up straight on the pipe. If you put the tape on a little crooked, you will get an erroneously high reading.
Clean the pipe. This makes sure that surface contaminants aren’t interfering with your measurement.
Use a felt tip marker to mark common measurements directly on the tape. Don’t be a hero. This tip will make your job easier.
Put your name on it. Valuable and handy tools have a way of walking away.
Buy only the best pipe diameter tape measure. Lufkin is a trusted brand name.
Keep one in every location that you work (and leave it there). I keep one in the office, my shop, my tool box, and in all my vehicles and boat. A diameter tape doesn’t measure only diameters. The other side is a regular inch tape (or metric tape). So it comes in handy many times.
Please post your own tips in the comments here. I’d be interested in what you come up with. Thanks.
The pipe diameter tape measure is normally used by pipeline workers and inspectors. They wrap it around the circumference of the pipe, and read the
diameter size on the tape. Now this useful tape can take on a new use during the COVID-19 lockdown.
For those of you who are forced to stay at home every day, you may have discovered the comforting appeal of the refrigerator. It’s always there with food for when you are hungry. It’s even there when you are not hungry, but just need some comfort. If you have a bathroom scale, you may have noticed that the spring might be getting weaker this month. Or, could it be that you are actually putting on weight?
A Lufkin pipe diameter tape measure can be a fun way to try to prove that your bathroom scale might be broken. Wrap it around your waist or your arm, and see for sure if you are getting too chummy with the Frigidaire.
My customers don’t want one with my company logo on it.
Here are my answers:
The “outside diameter tape” is used by plumbers, pipeline workers, electricians, car and boat repairmen.
All you do is wrap it around the pipe, and read off the diameter.
It compares to the price of many other pocket tapes.
Maybe so, but you would have to correct for the fact that you can’t readily see the zero mark. You would have to use the one inch or two inch mark, and subtract that from the total, then divide by pi. A pipe diameter tape measure has the zero conveniently located away from the end of the tape, to make it easy to line up.
Your customers would love a gift with your corporate logo. It would be a symbol of your generosity.
Good question, because most people don’t have any use for one. A diameter tape measure is a measuring tape whose scale is stretched out by a factor of pi. This allows you to wrap it around a round object, such as a pipeline or tree trunk, and read its diameter directly on the scale. You don’t need to divide by 3.14159.
Here are some other names that people call these tapes: