Project Overview

In 2012 we were engaged by an international Oil and Gas service provider to carry out 3 specific surveys for the identification of Asbestos, Ozone Depleting Substances and Cristobalite analysis.

The plant processes natural gas and comprises of numerous pipe runs and associated plant. We first established an understanding of the purpose of each pipe / plant to enable these assets to be accurately identified in language and nomenclature, which could be understood by those assigned to interpret and work with the survey. Having gained access, the assets were then surveyed in accordance with pre-determined (HSG264) survey and sampling strategies.

Access to plant and pipe runs was carefully planned prior to kick off and submitted for approval as part of the survey plan to the client. Appropriate access equipment was then utilised at the appropriate time, including spark resistant ladders, tower scaffolds and intrinsically safe mobile working access platforms.

Safety in these environments is always a high priority. To enable implementation of safe working practices throughout the project our team of surveyors made sure that there was constant planning, appraisal of the hazards and liaison via working with site engineers.

Daily site meetings were held whereby our project coordinator would inform the client project manager which assets were scheduled for survey, in accordance with the overarching survey plan. Any process specific permits were prepared in readiness or plans amended to cater for third parties.

As a service provider in the process sector, our purpose is to enable our clients to concentrate on their core business. With 97 technical staff, we have the resources to manage and complete to schedule complex projects within pre-determined time scales. We are pragmatic and appreciate that project specific circumstances can change and are able to respond to this.