CALGARY, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - HSE Integrated Ltd. ("HSE" or the "Company") is
pleased to announce that it is introducing a new greenhouse gas and fugitive
emissions detection and measurement service for its clients. This new service
will expand HSE's commitment to be an industry leader in air quality
monitoring, a major focus of HSE's Environment services; the "E" in HSE.
HSE has taken delivery of the first of two infrared gas detection
systems. This equipment uses recently declassified US military infrared
measurement technology to detect the smallest leaks and emissions of Volatile
Organic Compounds ("VOCs") such as methane, butane, propane and toluene. These
gases are also believed to be significant greenhouse gases that contribute to
global warming, are highly flammable, and are potentially toxic to humans in
quantities that are undetectable using conventional measurement technologies.
HSE has also purchased two VOC leakage sampling systems to be able to
measure the quantity of gas being released. This will enable HSE to quantify
the commercial value of the hydrocarbon sales product being lost and determine
their financial impact on greenhouse gas emissions once their value is
established through a carbon trading system.
The problem that HSE's new service will help solve is the detection and
elimination of small or unknown VOC leaks in hydrocarbon processing and
transmission facilities such as natural gas plants and compressor stations.
Called "fugitive emissions", this is leakage from fittings, connections,
valves, instruments or compressors. Without detection and remediation, the
loss of these gases is costly and potentially hazardous to workers, facilities
and the environment. Once detected, in most cases the leaks can be fixed with
minor maintenance or repairs.
This new service will be used primarily in hydrocarbon production,
processing, transmission and distribution facilities across Canada, but could
also have applications in drilling and well servicing operations.
HSE's preliminary marketing indicates strong customer interest in the
service. The infrared technology HSE is employing is the most effective
currently available on the market for fugitive VOC gas emission detection.
Once the commercial viability is established, HSE believes this service will
ultimately be offered in multiple HSE locations across Canada. HSE technicians
have already received the specialized training in the use of the equipment.
HSE safety technicians are already experienced in other methods of air quality
monitoring and the safe operation of electronics in confined spaces and high
David Yager, Chairman and CEO of HSE, had the following comments.
"This service is yet another example of HSE's commitment to be the
industry leader in providing solutions for our customers for the
cost-effective protection of workers, assets, the community and the
environment. It also expands HSE's air quality monitoring services, a business
area our Company is confident will continue to expand in the future regardless
of current natural gas prices or drilling or well servicing activity."
HSE is Canada's only national supplier of integrated industrial Health,
Safety and Environmental services. From its head office in Calgary, Alberta
HSE serves its clients from field service locations in Alberta, British
Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Michigan. HSE
trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "HSL".
Forward Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning,
among other things, the Company's prospects, expected revenues, expenses,
profits, financial position, strategic direction, and growth initiatives, all
of which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These
forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases
such as expect, anticipate, estimate, believe, may, will, intend, plan,
continue, project, objective and other similar terms and phrases. These
statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company
based on its experience and assessment of current conditions, known trends,
expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate
under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to numerous external
variables, both known and unknown, such as changes in commodity prices for
natural gas and oil, changes in drilling activity, weather conditions,
industry-specific and general economic conditions and exchange rate
fluctuations. If any of these risks and uncertainties materializes or if
assumptions are incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those
expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The forward looking
statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future
performance and should not be unduly relied upon.
For further information:
For further information: David Yager, Chairman & CEO, Telephone: (403)
266-1833, E-Mail: email@example.com