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We’re Growing Again and Are Looking for a Service Engineer to Join Us

We are looking to appoint a Service Engineer to help us serve our growing client base and fulfil recently secured contracts. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company with a broad and diverse product portfolio. The successful applicant must be comfortable with extensive travel throughout the UK.

 

Duties will include;

Providing site service and maintenance at petrochemical sites throughout the UK, predominantly on flow control equipment including; valves, pumps, flowmeters, solenoids, instrumentation and filters

Undertaking planned and reactive maintenance as well as function testing, pressure testing and calibration

Completing site documentation including permit requests, method statements & risk assessments

Compiling written reports for customers

 

The successful applicant will have;

5 Years’ experience as a Service Engineer in industrial environment

Appropriate engineering qualification – minimum of advanced apprenticeship, preferably to HNC level

UK driving licence

 

Desirable skills are;

Experience working within a hazardous area / ATEX environment

Some electrical experience is desirable

 

For full job description follow this link – job-description-service-engineer.

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please drop your CV and covering email to sales@flotechps.com.

 


To support our continued growth we are looking for an Mechanical Fitter / Pipe Fitter

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This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company with a broad and diverse product portfolio. The successful applicant must be comfortable with both stainless and carbon steel pipework fabrication.

Duties will include;

Cutting pipe, cleaning fittings, tacking butt welds, threading pipe and setting up weld purges for stainless.

Assembly and pressure testing of spools and final builds.

Pipe bending for OD instrument pipe and Swagelock type compression fittings.

Reading and interpreting isometric drawings.

The successful applicant will be;

Comfortable with all pipe sizes 1/4 up to 20 inch.

Willing to work within the factory and also on customer sites.

Able to work to tight deadlines.

Able to work unsupervised and also part of a group.

Experienced in using a band saw, pillar drills, grinders and hand tools.

Desirable skills are;

Min 5 years’ experience.

Driving license.

Forklift license.

Multi skilled (Mechanical background/Electrical background).

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please drop your CV over to sales@flotechps.com.

 

 


Top Safety Accreditation for Flotech Performance Systems

SafeContractor Accreditation Sticker BWe are delighted to announce that we have again been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Flotech have done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

For further information, contact:

Will Parrett – Internal Systems Manager

will.parrett@flotechps.com

 

Note to Editors:

Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice.

Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation. Over 300 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For further information, please visit www.safecontractor.com

 


FLOBLOCK Injector – Now with Dual Pulse Flow Sensor

The new FLOBLOCK Additive Injector from Flotech Performance Systems is now available with a Dual Pulse Flow Sensor. 

The unique design of the FLOBLOCK incorporates features which combined make it the most efficient and reliable injector on the market.

  • Integrated flow control valve allows fine tuning of additive flow and facilitates calibration under true process conditions for more accurate injection rates and reduced additive wastage.
  • Integral filter prevents contamination entering the meter or the solenoid.
  • Inbuilt non-return valve prevents additive contamination caused by reverse flow.
  • One-piece stainless construction & static seals ensures robust, leak-free performance.
  • Common bolting pattern and inlet / outlet positions allow direct replacement of most common injectors (adaptors are available where bolting patterns differ).
  • Optional dual pulse flow meter provides pulse redundancy to prevent unwanted shutdowns.
  • Optional stainless-steel gears and PTFE seals ensure performance across a diverse range of chemicals and additives.

FLOBLOCK is held in stock in all derivatives and supported by an extensive spares inventory and expert technical support by our UK facility.

Using the FLOCAL calibration kit (available separately), FLOBLOCK can be quickly, safely and accurately calibrated.

Based upon a product flow rate of 2400 LPM, the Standard Flow Injector is suitable for 100-3000 ppm (typical shot size of 20-200cc). The Low Flow Injector is suitable for 20-600 ppm (typical shot size of 10-40cc).

Click here to download the NEW FLOBLOCK datasheet

For enquiries contact sales@flotechps.com or call us on +44(0)1329 284145.


WIN A Signed Team Oracle America’s Cup Polo Shirt

If you haven’t been following the America’s Cup you really should before its all over. This edition of the event, the 35th, has been the fastest and most hotly contested ever. The British entrant, Land Rover BAR, have some work to do but after this capsize from Team New Zealand yesterday they are back in the game.

 

 

At Flotech Performance Systems we are marking the event by giving away a Limited Edition Oracle Team USA Polo Shirt signed by members of the team including; Jimmy Spithill, Sam Newton, Tom Slingsby, Louis Sinclair, Kyle Langford & Joey Newton.

 

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* For a chance to win, simply ‘like’ this LinkedIn post

* For a 2nd chance to win share the post

* For a 3rd chance to win follow Flotech Performance Systems on LinkedIn

Names will be drawn from a hat on completion of the event at the end of June. Flotech employees are excluded from the draw. Apologies we didn’t have an iron 🙂

 

Flotech Performance Systems are a Hampshire based designer and builder of engineering solutions for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Chemical sectors. We have extensive experience in Tanker Loading, Additive Injection, Blending and Metering.

If you have a project we may be able to help with please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01329 284145 or sales@flotechps.com.

 

 

 


Flotech Performance Systems Static Dissipator (Stadis) Injection Skid

When rapid fuel flow rates are combined with highly refined low-sulphur fuels, electrostatic charge can quickly build up. This is a particular problem with aviation fuel which is why Static Dissipation Additives such as Stadis are employed.

When one of our customers recently found themselves needing to inject a Stadis into jet fuel, we were pleased to help.

The solution we delivered combined a 250 litre stainless steel additive tank, dual pressurising pump system and instrumentation & control package, all within a stainless steel skid-mounted bund. The solution was compact, mobile and fully integrated – as close to ‘plug & play’ as was possible.

 

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Flotech Performance Systems are a Hampshire based designer and builder of engineering solutions for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Chemical sectors. We have extensive experience in Tanker Loading, Additive Injection, Blending and Metering.

If you have a project we may be able to help with please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01329 284145 or sales@flotechps.com.

 

 


Call it What You Will – Flotech’s Superhydrophobic Coating Is Now Being Used In 9 Major Cities

Ultra-Ever Dry, Flotech’s Superhydrophobic Coating, is used for a whole heap of applications, from waterproofing complex electronic systems to preventing corrosion of steel-work in offshore environments.

One of the most popular applications for the product is perhaps not quite so glamorous but it’s hugely effective.

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At the latest count, UED is being used as a Urine-Repellent on buildings, walkways, stairwells and walls in 9 major cities. These include; Aberdeen, Chester, Cologne, Hamburg, Kingston, London, Paris, Philadelphia and San-Francisco.

Not only does the unique nature of UED prevent urine soaking into coated surfaces but it actively actively repels it, leaving the perpetrator a nasty surprise and a pair of wet shoes.

 

As UK Distributors for UED, we supply it to a broad range of; councils, local authorities, churches, commercial operators, residents and cleaning companies. 

We also supply UED’s sister product, GENTOO – a great Anti-grafitti product.

For more information contact sales@flotechps.com.

 


Gentoo Trials Update – Gentoo is Effective as Antifouling, Anti-icing & Self-Cleaning Coating

As we continue to test the NEW Gentoo Hydrophobic Coating, we keep finding new applications.

Take a look at our latest video below;

 

There are already hydrophobic coatings on the market but Gentoo is unique because it is resistant to abrasion, UK stable, flexible, has a 5 year+ working life and is 100% transparent – a first among hydrophobic coatings.

Gentoo is a 2 part coating which is mixed and cures much like an epoxy resin. Gentoo can be applied using a brush, roller or sprayer. You can also dip or flowcoat with Gentoo.

The coating cures rugged yet flexible so it is resistant to abrasion and does not crack if it flexes. Gentoo has a lifetime of 5 years+ depending upon conditions.

Gentoo is now available and as the sole UK distributor we are seeking industrial customers, commercial partners and distributors. 

For more information contact sales@flotechps.com.

 


Tom Sadler and Richard Harris Are Abseiling 310ft Down the Spinnaker Tower

On the 16th July, Tom and Richard of Flotech Performance Systems will teeter on the edge of a platform, 310ft up Portsmouth’s Iconic Spinnaker Tower before abseiling solo all the way to the bottom. They wont be doing this for fun, they will be doing it to raise money for an extremely worthy cause, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

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Ellen’s trust is a national organisation which supports and empowers young people aged between 8 to 24 in recovery from cancer. Trust sailing trips provide the opportunity to meet others who have experienced a similar journey and to rebuild self confidence which is vital to their long term recovery.

Trips arranged by the trust are of no cost to young people or their families and therefore they rely solely on kind donations. Sponsored events, such as Tom and Richards giant leap, help ensure the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust can continue to rebuild young people’s confidence.

Tom and Rich are delighted to be supporting the trust and proud to be flying the flag for Flotech Performance Systems. They are grateful for any sponsorship you can offer and your ongoing support.

If you would like to sponsor Tom & Rich, please click the link below or the image above.

http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Flotech

 


Flame Arresters and High Performance Tank Vents from Flotech Performance Systems

We are pleased to announce that Flotech Performance Systems are now official UK distributors for Ergil’s complete range of ATEX rated Flame Arresters and Storage Tank Equipment.

 

ergil-banner-1We provide Ergil’s full range of tank equipment which includes the following;

  • Detonation Flame Arresters
  • Deflagration Flame Arresters
  • Pressure Relief Vents
  • Vacuum Relief Vents
  • Combined Pressure/Vaccum Relief Vents
  • Free Vents
  • Emergency Relief Vents
  • Dip Hatchs / Thief Hatches
  • Floating Suction Units
  • Roof Drains

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Selection Criteria

As part of our selection process for choosing a manufacturing partner, our engineering team undertook bench-marking against other leading suppliers of similar equipment.

When comparing Ergil equipment to others in a similar price bracket, they found Ergil to be superior in terms of quality, performance, features and supporting documentation.

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Proposition

The Ergil range offers users a host of features associated with more costly equipment – these include;

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img-green-tick1  10% Full Lift Design as Standard

img-green-tick1  Stainless Weights as Standard

img-green-tick1  Self Draining Pallets

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img-green-tick1  API2000 Compliant (factory tested on both ports)

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Quality

Ergil are SGS certified to ISO 9001 : 2008 and ISO 14001 : 2004 and all Ergil tank equipment supplied by us will include a free of charge document pack which includes the following (where applicable);

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img-green-tick1  Factory Test Certificates (all ports leakage tested in line with API2000)

img-green-tick1  Welding Specification & Certificates

img-green-tick1  Material Test Certificates (MIL / 3.1)

img-green-tick1  ATEX Certs

img-green-tick1  CE Declaration

img-green-tick1  Certificate of Conformity

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We are in the process of building the Ergil section on our website – to find out more about Ergil products in the meantime please visit the Ergil website

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Associated Services from Flotech Performance Systems

  • API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspections
  • Storage Tank Pressure/Vacuum Rating Calculations
  • Tank Vent Sizing
  • Servicing & Maintenance
  • Engineering Design, Installation & Project Management
  • Site Surveys, Assessments and Cost Benefit Analysis

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About Flotech Performance Systems

Since being established in 2011, Flotech have quickly become a trusted partner in the supply of technical products and engineered solutions to the process sector.

Based in a dedicated facility in Fareham, Hampshire, Flotech are UK distributors for 15 global brands as well as supplying their own range of specialist equipment for fuel terminals.

Flotech are experienced in all aspects of tank storage engineering and offer Design, Installation, Project Management, Maintenance and API653 Inspection.

Flotech operate an ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System, are approved under the Safe Contractor Scheme and have independent approvals from Avetta and ISN.

Flotechs’ customers include; Esso, BP, Valero, Shell, Navigator, Nustar, Diageo, Dow & GSK.

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About Ergil

Founded in 1983, ERGIL provides a comprehensive range of professional services to Oil, Gas Petrochemical, Chemical, Water industries. ERGIL has facilities in the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Singapore.

With more than 30 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing of storage tank and pipeline equipment, Ergil has an installed base which extends to Fuel Terminals, Chemical Plants and Manufacturing facilities in more than 60 countries.

Ergil applies an advanced quality system which is accredited by ISO 9001:2000, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 system and approved by TSE, Ex Certificate, ASME and CE / ATEX.

Ergils’ customers include; Shell, BP, Total, Chevron, Abu Dhabi National Oil Companies, Petronas, Petrofac, Schlumberger, Bechtel, Wood Group and Alstom.

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If you have a requirement to discuss relating to Flame Arresters, Tank Equipment or any of the other products and services we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch on sales@flotechps.com or +44(0)1329 284145.

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