Adept HSG announce partnership & new innovative bolting technology

Adept HSG are delighted to announce our partnership with Integra Technologies to launch an innovation in bolting technology to the European market.

Velocity Washers are a patented product designed to improve safety, reduce costs and provide proven time savings.

Current Global Conditions have created an environment where shutdowns can be impacted by a scarcity of skilled labour – Velocity Washers provide a capital solution that allows a 30 times reduction in flange breakout time.

Breaking flanges can present challenges with galling leading to seized nuts. Seized nuts need to be separated from the studbolts requiring Hot Bolting, nut splitting, grinding or torching.  These processes can be time consuming, creating uncertainty in the project plan and present a potential for safety issues through additional time spent using tools.  The additional time taken to split the flange also has major implications for labour costs.

The Velocity Washer eliminates galling by removing all load from the Studbolt with just a 12 degree turn of the nut.  The nut can then be run off simply and safely up to 30 times faster than traditional methods. These crucial time savings allow for the project plan to be condensed, reducing production downtime.

If galling is a common occurrence affecting your key plant assets which requires specialist labour to resolve the Velocity Washer can transform your turnarounds.

Velocity Washers are compliant to ASTM F436 and do not require a change to procedures or the use of special tools.

New to the European market, the Velocity Washer has totalled over 50 million hours of service in the American and Canadian markets with new users switching onto the benefits regularly.  Many Blue Chip petrochemical companies now enjoy the cost and time savings including Shell, Marathon and Dow.

As exclusive European Distributor, Adept HSG are delighted to offer Velocity Washers to the UK and EU market.

Managing Director Paul Marray commented “Integra Technologies are a market leader for innovative solutions to engineering problems.  This strategic partnership allows Adept HSG to bring an exceptional product with proven advantages for safety, speed and cost to the European Market.”

If you are committed to improving safety, reducing labour costs and shortening your turnaround please contact Adept HSG Ltd to discuss.

An effective loss-of-containment (LOC) reduction plan should identify and assess the risks present in the facility and consider the potential for equipment failure and human error.

Understanding the risks and mitigating the possible consequences is an essential part of a plant safety plan.  A study from HSE found 88% of loss of containment incidents came from uncontrolled releases.  Analysis revealed that the vast majority of incidents (81%) were a result of the organisation failing to adequately plan and implement procedures for a variety of risk control systems

Even if you are not a process safety expert, you know that a hazardous chemical release can have dire consequences, such as serious injuries, fires and explosions, environmental damage.

An LOC plan should take into account the relative risk of each potential incident.  A small release of a highly toxic material can have more serious consequences than a much larger release of a nonhazardous material. Likewise, a small release of a flammable material above its flashpoint may be more serious than a larger release below the flashpoint. Just as a release of cold water is probably not as serious as a release of high-pressure steam.  A release in a Zoned area or adjacent to a walkway may have a greater potential for serious consequences than more inaccessible or isolated areas of the plant.

As we exit the lockdown in the UK, there appears to be a move from HSE to ensure there is risk mitigation in place for explosive loss of containment. To aid with the LOC plan, Adept HSG supply a range of FlangeGuard and Spray containment solutions.

Why choose Adept HSG as your Flangeguard supplier?

As well as providing a safer working environment, FlangeGuard solutions from Adept HSG reduce risk of hazardous spray-out by diffusing and condensing (vapours + liquids) into a safe drip. Adept HSG offer FlangeGuard solutions for various industrial applications that comply with HSE regulations and Insurance conditions.

  • Innovative Safety Spray Shield design
  • Our Pressure Diffusion Technology Multi-Layer Inner Mesh makes Adept FlangeGuards the most effective shield design on the market.
  • UK Design and manufactured so we can respond rapidly to non standard and bespoke technical requirements.
  • Made in a range of materials to cover various temperatures and media.
  • Fitted and removed within seconds.
  • Innovative mesh design diffuses explosive leaks into safe drips.

Flangeguards

Adept HSG offer a range of products to suit various media, temperature and pressure. To discuss how we can help guide you through the most appropriate products for your specific needs please get in touch through info@adepthsg.com or contact us here.

Large Expansion Joint

Adept HSG recently supplied large moulded Expansion Joints for the Cooling Water Circulation Pumps for a Large Power station outage on the continent.

We are here to help with your requirements should you require our assistance with DN15 up to DN1200!, contact Adept HSG for more details.

Following a call from a local customer who had been visited by the HSE we were tasked with surveying a hot oil pipeline with a view to offering blowout containment of flanges.  We attended site same day, measured up and offered Sureband Steel.  Within 4 days all FlangeGuards were onsite and the HSE requirements were fulfilled.  If you have any unprotected flanges near walkways or containing hot oil or flammable products get in touch today.

Adept HSG Support Cammell Laird in building of RRS Sir David Attenborough

Adept HSG are proud to have supported Cammell Laird during the building program of the state-of-the-art Polar Exploration Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Designed and built to operate in some of the most hostile environments on the Planet with state-of-the-art survey equipment.

Due to the sensitivity of underwater equipment used in the vessel’s operational role, Vibration and Acoustic suppression throughout the vessel was a stringent requirement,

Adept Insulated ‘U’ Bolts have been installed on all Machinery Space Pipe runs therefore reducing noise and vibration pollution entering the Marine Environment.

As a result, this enhances the performance of the vessel’s survey equipment but more importantly reduces stress to marine wildlife.