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VZO Aquametro Contoil Oil Meter Range

Contoil oil flow meters from Aquametro are designed for domestic and commercial oil and fuel measurement applications. VZO oil meters enables the user to accurately measure oil consumption, for usage, billing and cost allocation purposes. 

The meters in the VZO collection utilise the oscillating piston principle, using true positive displacement design to accurately measure every drop. The design ensures a low pressure drop across the meter body, ensuring reliable readings even on gravity fed and low flow applications.

Models feature either a multi-functional digital LCD displaying the flow rate and total volume or a mechanical totaliser with roller counter. Aquametro - VZO meters provide flexible installation with mounting in horizontal, vertical or inclined positions.

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Available in sizes 10mm to 55mm and with flow ranges from 0.5 to 30,000 litres per hour, there is a VZO meter to suit the majority of oil flow measurement requirements. Options exist for pulse and 4-20mA output with a range of different flange styles available including DIN, JIS and ANSI. Please contact us for more information on the products in the range 0800 027 7786 or visit www.bellflowsystems.co.uk

About Bell Flow Systems:
Bell Flow Systems was established in 1997 with the emphasis being firmly placed on the provision of flow measurement solutions to industry. Since that time, Bell Flow Systems and it's sister company Cortex Displays Ltd have adapted and grown to meet new demands and challenges in an ever changing market place. We now build systems, manufacture display instrumentation and supply a range of products to the renewables market and the environmental market. 

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ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivers Control Room for Thialf

ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered an Offshore Office Container to Heerema Marine Contractors. The container was placed on board their Semi Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) Thialf and was used as a control room to operate their anchor winches.

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is a world leading marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas industry and excels at transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities. These include fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow waters, deep and ultra-deep waters. The Thialf is their largest SSCV and capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). Its two cranes provide for a depth reach lowering capability as well as a heavy lift capacity to install topsides. This multi-functional dynamic positioned SSCV is customized for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs, and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines.

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"Originally HMC was looking for a 10ft office container to monitor the work. However we managed to convince them in using our standard 20ft offshore office container to serve as a control room. The container was needed on short notice and we managed to adjust the interior for installing their monitors and further inventory", explains Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager Netherlands at ELA Container Offshore GmbH. “The container was placed on top of our winch container and a stairway and platform was built from scaffolding, providing us a perfect view on the hoses over the stern of the Thialf. We were very pleased with the way things were handled by ELA Container Offshore”, says Water de Winter, Equipment Management NFE at HMC.

“During past offshore projects we recognized the need to deliver containers immediately or just within a few days. To be able to promise and realize an on-time delivery to our clients, we start producing new containers for our fleet as soon as stock is low. Again this was a perfect example of how quick we can provide a solution to our clients. We are of course delighted and proud to have served Heerema Marine Contractors this way and we hope to have demonstrated our quality product and excellent service”, says Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, Hans Gatzemeier.

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ELA Container has already gained diverse experience in the Offshore-Wind and Offshore Oil & Gas Industry. Whether on pontoons, transformer platforms, rigs or supply vessels - ELA Container is the ideal partner, offering tailor-made concepts for all requirements in the form of Living Quarters, Offices, Dining Rooms, Galleys, Laundries, Recreation or Locker Rooms and all types of Cargo Carrying Units. ELA Offshore containers are equipped with all the necessary utilities. This guarantees, in combination with all ELA Offshore features, a long service life, functionality and comfort.

The high quality Containers are “Made in Germany” according to German quality standards and possess all necessary certifications such as DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1, DNV 2.7-2, based on SOLAS, IMO FSS Code and MLC as well as CSC and are approved from several IACS-companies. In terms of fire resistance, an A60 insulation provides high safety standards. Every container will be checked before delivery. Depending on customer requirements, ELA Offshore Containers are individually customized, immediately operational and are available at short notice.

The main features of ELA offshore accommodations include: • Flexibility on demand • One base type with various accommodation solutions • Easy handling thanks to standard 20 ft High-Cube ISO standard dimensions • Highest quality standards

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Sparrows Group appoints Ginemex as its authorised Mexican service centre

Sparrows Group has appointed crane service and maintenance specialist, Ginemex, as its authorised service centre in Mexico.

The partnership will support Sparrows in meeting the requirements of its existing contract with state-oil company Pemex for servicing and parts provision which covers more than 60 offshore cranes.

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As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the cranes, Sparrows will carry out competence assessments and any required training to Ginemex technicians who will conduct all maintenance work locally. Engineering support will be provided by Sparrows’ multi-discipline team in Houston.

As part of the work scope which is expected to commence in the coming months, Sparrows expect to gain a significant parts order for the cranes being serviced.

Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows’ chief executive officer, said: “Having Ginemex acting as our authorised service centre in Mexico is a huge boost to our operations in North America. We have been looking into this for some time and were keen to make sure we partnered with a well-respected firm that has an extensive knowledge in the offshore crane and lifting sector.

“As one of the most important safety-critical assets on a platform, it is hugely important that the cranes are fully serviced to the correct procedures with the right parts. Our team in Houston will be working with colleagues at Ginemex to ensure all the cranes are maintained to OEM standards.”

Ginemex is a well-established Mexican crane servicing and maintenance provider. The firm has more than 25 years’ experience in mechanical repairs for offshore equipment, including cranes, winches and pumps.

Roberto Santillana, owner of Ginemex, said: “We look forward to developing a strong partnership with Sparrows founded on safety and engineering excellence. Our experienced team have a long history in working on cranes and we look forward to developing this reputation further.

“Our local presence and knowledge of the crane market in Mexico allows us to deliver confidence to Pemex and other clients regarding the safety and reliability of their Sparrows OEM equipment.”

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Restrata appoints new head of UK crisis management

Restrata, a global leader in safety and security consultancy and training services, has appointed Craig Menzies to head up its UK emergency response and crisis management business, which includes the state-of-the-art Incident Management Centre (IMC) in Aberdeen.

Since joining the company in 2013, Mr Menzies has worked as a senior project manager, delivering emergency response training to a host of oil and gas affiliated clients. By undertaking the role of team leader in the IMC, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the incident response framework.

2017 06 26 234717The IMC specialises in managing major accident hazards and, since its formation in 2010, has grown rapidly and provides cover to projects in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

A former police officer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management, Mr Menzies will lead a team of more than 20 specialist staff to deliver crisis and continuity management support and training to clients based in the UK and Europe.

He brings a wealth of incident response knowledge into his new role, having accrued over 15 years’ experience as a police hostage, kidnap and crisis negotiator, including roles as an instructor and author both in the UK and internationally.

Botan Osman, Managing Director at Restrata, said: “We congratulate Craig on his new role and are confident that his skills will build upon the great work already being done by the team in the UK.

“Craig has been a real asset to our business over the past four years and his extensive incident management experience has proven to be invaluable to both the operation of the IMC and the training procedures we offer to our clients.”

Mr Menzies said: “Having the correct procedures in place to deal effectively with an incident is crucial for operators worldwide and being able to support organisations in putting this in place can be a challenge.

“It is a pleasure to lead such an experienced team that is doing extremely valuable work. Over the past few years we have built the Aberdeen IMC into a first-class management centre for companies dealing with an incident.”

Headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services to establish the necessary security and crisis management arrangements to build resilience within organisations, including consultancy, situational awareness and tracking, training and workforce development, response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, and HSE management. 

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Ashtead Secures UKAS Accreditation for NDT Equipment Calibration

A global leader in specialist subsea technology and services, Ashtead Technology has today (Tuesday 23rd May) announced that it has received further endorsement from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its enhanced range of calibration services.

2017 06 26 234429Ashtead’s calibration laboratory in AberdeenHaving previously gained UKAS accreditation for the calibration of survey, positioning and oceanographic sensors, this latest approval covers the delivery of calibration services for ultrasonic testing equipment used by non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection companies.

UKAS assesses a laboratory’s calibration and measurement capability to produce precise and accurate test results by scrutinising the technical competence of staff, the validity of the test methods, and equipment used through a vigorous audit and validation process.

From its state-of-the-art laboratory in Aberdeen, Ashtead provides calibration services to the internationally recognised UKAS standard 17025. All calibrations are carried out by qualified, trained engineers in accordance with all major equipment manufacturer specifications.

Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology said: “We are committed to delivering calibration and repair services for a wide range of instruments which are crucial to our customer’s operations. This further endorsement from UKAS assures our customers that both our and their equipment is calibrated to the highest industry standard.”

UKAS is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide inspection, testing and calibration services.

Founded in 1985, Ashtead is a world-leading, independent subsea equipment solutions specialist providing rental and sale of survey and ROV equipment, engineered measurement solutions, offshore personnel, training, calibration, repair and maintenance and asset management solutions. Positioned at the forefront of technology and innovative solutions, Ashtead strives to provide a one-stop-shop for cost effective solutions to maximise performance with high quality service and delivery.