Aberdeen mechanical services company, EnerMech Ltd, has joined an oil and gas industry steering group which is reviewing guidelines on the use of flexible hose management.
Conducted under the auspices of The Energy Institute, the group comprises of operators such as Talisman, Chevron and Nexen and major suppliers, and will review the current UKOOA* guidelines which were established in 2003.
The Energy Institute is the leading professional body for the energy industries and supports 13,500 professionals internationally.
The guidelines, which are expected to be completed by April 2010, will set a benchmark for the management, technical controls and procedures needed to ensure the integrity of Flexible Hose Assemblies (FHAs) throughout their lifecycle.
Gary McRobb, EnerMech’s business development manager (Hydraulics), said: “We have spent a great deal of time and investment in developing our own hose management programme and our inclusion in this steering group allows us to make a meaningful contribution to any new standards the industry may adopt.”
EnerMech has developed a unique Online Hose Management system (OHM) which allows clients to access all critical information regarding FHA’s via a secure internet link.
The 24-7 software system offers clients hose specification and inspection information and intelligent reporting functions which can be run from any remote international location.
The company also deploys RFID tagging (radio frequency identification) to gather accurate maintenance status and location information of critical service FHAs, ensuring integrity of key systems for clients assets.
Note to Editors
EnerMech Ltd was formed in April 2008 and offers a safer, more customer-focused, responsive service with lower costs in the mechanical services sector within the energy industry, while delivering a much greater level of engineering and technical support than competitors can offer.
The company specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment, rental of hand tools and zoned equipment and provision of training and specialist personnel to the energy industry.
With the acquisition of Specialist Maintenance Services Ltd and A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd, EnerMech is now a leading international provider of offshore crane and lifting operations, crane personnel and safety training. EnerMech also has a significant presence in Norway following the acquisition of Bjørge ASA’s crane division in October 2008.
EnerMech employs 350 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore and Perth, Australia, and has plans to expand its geographic footprint globally.
EnerMech’s five director-owners are backed by private equity firm Lime Rock Partners and together have in place a £30 million plus funding package to support organic growth and further acquisitions.
- UKOOA – United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
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