Energy services provider launches new HES and appoints industry veteran

14/06/2024
Flare business development manager Harry Smith

FLARE, a leading energy services provider, proudly announces the launch of its new Hazardous Environment Specialist (HES) Services. This initiative aims to cater to all tiers of field development and decommissioning markets globally, providing unmatched safety solutions for workers in hazardous environments.

The new division is headed by Harry Smith, an industry veteran with over a decade of experience in H2S Solutions. Appointed as the Business Development Manager, Harry brings invaluable insight and expertise. Since joining Flare last year, Harry has seamlessly integrated into the team, embodying its culture and dynamics.

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Dan McLean, Operations Director at Flare, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Harry to the team. His extensive experience and strong reputation make him the perfect leader for our new HES division.”

Flare has heavily invested in the new HES department, acquiring three Atex Zone 1 Breathing Air Compressors. These compressors set new standards for airline respiratory safety, featuring a multi-stage filtration system delivering air quality that exceeds BS: EN12021:2014 requirements. Mounted within a DNV 2.7-1 frame with forklift channels and lifting points, the units include a pressurised air inlet plenum with gas detection and a failsafe protection system. This system will automatically shut the compressor down while continuing to provide breathing air from the emergency high-pressure reserve. The breathing air can be heated for operator comfort, and the units can protect up to four workers concurrently.

“The safety of our workers is our top priority. The Atex Zone 1 Breathing Air Compressors provide essential protection in extreme and dangerous occupational conditions,” stated Harry Smith.

Applications and Benefits

The Zone 1 Compressor can be easily deployed in various applications, including confined space entry, well testing interventions, workovers, waste transfer, handling and disposal, sour well, and wildcat drilling. These units are particularly useful in high-risk environments with potential exposure to gaseous atmospheres and dangerous chemicals, making them essential for the offshore and petrochemical markets.

Flare has a proven track record in providing critical safety services and preventative maintenance programs with a 360-degree “Safety First” approach. The company’s commitment to the energy sector is evident as it steadily increases its market presence within the North Sea and beyond.

Sales Director Keith Robertson commented: “We continue to demonstrate our resiliency within the energy sector, adapting and evolving with the changing times. Our new HES services are a testament to our dedication to safeguarding businesses and protecting essential careers in the hazardous environment workforce.”

Flare is committed to developing a sustainable oil & gas industry that minimizes negative impacts on the environment while providing critical infrastructure and framework. In light of recent windfall tax plans and rising concerns about job security in the North Sea, Flare’s diversification strategy ensures the continued support and safety of the workforce.

Flare is a leading provider of safety services and equipment, known for its innovative solutions and unwavering commitment to safety. With a strong presence in the North Sea and beyond, Flare continues to set industry standards and support the evolving needs of the energy sector.

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