Offshore technology used at Peter Lougheed Centre in Canada
At a time with few jobs in the offshore sector, Quickflange has actively sought worldwide for new markets. The company has now completed an assignment at Peter Lougheed Centre General Hostpital, Calgary, Canada – a good example of offshore technology being used in unexpected markets.
Quickflange has, like other oil companies, been hit by the recent years of low oil prices. The company delivers flanges connecting pipes using hydraulics rather than welding. This technology has proved both cost-effective and popular among oil and gas companies and now also in other markets.
Quickflange together with its Canadian partner Innovator Industrial Services completed a project in a somewhat unexpected market for an offshore operator: An assignment for Peter Lougheed Centre, one of Calgary’s largest hospitals.
– We have spent considerable resources to find new markets for our products. It is gratifying that Quickflange’s pipe flanges technology is competitive beyond the offshore market. We now look to both Canada and Australia as growing and important markets for us, says CEO of Quickflange, Egil Kvannli.
The assignment in Canada was a water pipe in the hospital’s third floor, near a patient department, that needed to be isolated. The traditional method for such work, such as welding, meant trouble for the hospital due to welding gas and noise.
– We offered a solution that did not involve welding, and carried out on a night shift to minimize disruptions for patients and staff. Already at. 7:00 in the morning all the work and testing was done. We hope this is the first of many similar projects, says Kvannli.