United Safety and Al Hosn Gas launch explosion-proof vehicle at ADIPEC 2014
21 November 2014
United Safety in association with Al Hosn Gas unveiled the Air Qruise Electro-Ex, an explosion-proof vehicle designed for use in potentially toxic and flammable environments today at ADIPEC 2014. Al Hosn Gas is the first company to make use of the Air Qruise technology for its Shah Gas Field.
“Al Hosn Gas is committed to becoming the world’s leading company in developing sour gas resources. Given the complexity of the Shah Gas Field, we are actively seeking innovative and creative solutions to add layers of protection for our workforce,” states Al Hosn Gas CEO Saif Ahmed Al Ghafli.
With the advances in oilfield technologies and processes, sour gas field development is now being pursued in the Middle East. These fields offer vast Oil and Gas production opportunities, but they also come with considerably increased HSE risks. Safety innovations are key to cope with the increasing challenges of sour gas.
“Since we launched the Air Qruise Trooper last year, we received a number of investigative queries on the technology. There were two main concerns we needed to address, air toxicity and flammability. We are proud to announce that just a year later, our innovation team has come up with a solution,” says Dr. Elie Daher, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for United Safety.
The Air Qruise integrates state-of-the-art gas detection electronics, a highly compact air supply system and rapid deployment breathing masks. This unique combination ensures that even when mobile, personnel are immediately alerted to a gas leak while being supplied with breathing air and transported out to a safe zone.
“The Electro-Ex employs the same Air Qruise technology but comes in an electric vehicle that ensures maximum safety for toxic releases. We combined explosion-proof mobility with breathing air delivery and gas monitoring systems to allow personnel to work safely and transit through hazardous environments,” Dr. Daher explains.
The Air Qruise Electro-Ex can be used in chemical and petrochemical plants, upstream facilities and many other sectors with potential toxic and flammable areas. It is ideal to transport equipment for daily operations and maintenance, carry plant operators and supervisors for routine inspections, move field personnel or medical responders to remote work sites.
Visit United Safety at Hall 13, HSE Zone, Booth 13555 to see our safety innovations first-hand. Learn more about the Air Qruise and other safety innovations and processes in the United Safety library of technical papers and case studies by visiting www.unitedsafety.net.
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