As industry focus continues to increase on the environmental impact of Hydrocarbon leaks and loss of containment, companies need to assure the technical integrity and reliability of their assets. Flexible Hose Assembly (FHA) and Small Bore Tubing (SBT) failures are considered by industry bodies as two of the largest contributors to unplanned hydrocarbon release in the oil and gas industry. Hydrasun can supply the solution in an auditable, user friendly, easily accessible and financially beneficial manner.
Over the last 20 years, Hydrasun has built up considerable experience, expertise and competence, successfully delivering integrity management programmes for operators and major contractors in the energy, marine and defence sectors. Working closely with customers and leading industry bodies, Hydrasun is now at the forefront in the delivery of best practice for FHA and SBT.
The success of our processes in the management of flexible hoses and small bore tubing onshore and offshore was reflected in our active participation with the Energy Institute when they developed and published the formal Guidelines for the Management of Flexible Hoses Offshore in 2011 and Small Bore Tubing in 2013.
Hydrasun's Integrity Management services cover both FHA and SBT systems and through the development and implementation of a risk-based inspection (RBI) strategy, identifies the potential impact from loss of containment on equipment packages. Our risk-based inspection management model considers each stage of the FHA and SBT system process from design and specification through to supply and installation. Ultimately, through an auditable process, delivering reduced inspection frequencies, increased period between flexible hose and small bore tube replacement periods leading to cost reduction, improved asset HSE performance and reduced leaks.