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Intertek Announces New Services for Oil and Gas Industry at Offshore Technology Conference


May 4, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, has announced the launch of new service offerings for customers in the oil and gas industries: functional safety, custom pre-shipment inspections and expanded hazardous areas training, including CompEx. These new services were announced at the Offshore Technology Conference, where Intertek is exhibiting.

The new services offer increased expertise to customers with the goal of optimizing operations, improving safety and quality, mitigating risks and meeting regulatory requirements, while getting products to market as quickly as possible. The offerings round out Intertek’s comprehensive solutions for offshore and land-based oil and gas customers by providing:

  • Functional safety: Functional safety solutions reduce systemic risk and optimize system and product performance. Intertek serves global oil and gas, industrial, medical and other industry clients seeking analysis such as Performance Levels (PLs), Safety Integrity Levels (SILs), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and related services.
  • Custom pre-shipment inspections: Pre-inspecting equipment, installation, wiring and facilities before other manufacturer audits and inspections take place helps to ensure compliance to end-user specifications. Services include vendor inspections, facility inspections, hazardous locations site support, and equipment certification and installation oversight and confirmations. In addition to customers in the oil and gas industry, these services are also relevant to anyone with equipment going into hazardous locations or potentially explosive atmospheres.
  • Expanded hazardous areas training: Intertek will offer courses at its Houston CompEx licensed training center and its Edmonton, Alberta, facility to train industry professionals on hazardous areas competency. Courses include CompEx Ex 01-04 Gas & Vapors (Houston only), CompEx Ex F Foundational and CompEx Ex 12 Application & Design, as well as non CompEx courses such as general hazardous areas competency and ATEX/IECEx/NEC awareness.

Intertek provides global solutions to the oil and gas industry with a proven track record of success supporting clients with both offshore and onshore activity. Services offered to the industry include oilfield safety and equipment certification; oil conditioning and monitoring, metering calibration and measurement, crude oil services; manufactured buildings and housing inspection; jet fire testing; research and technical support; vendor inspection and compliance; corrosion testing; exploration and production analysis; hazardous locations consulting; asset integrity management; and technical staffing. For more information visit http://www.intertek.com/oil-and-gas.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

Intertek
Nicole Stavish
Global Marketing Manager, Intertek Products
847-431-3072
nicole.stavish@intertek.com
or
Cheryl Prejsnar
Public Relations Manager
630-481-3185
cheryl.prejsnar@intertek.com