HOUSTON — Flexitallic and Sage Environmental Consulting L.P. have formed a global partnership to reduce fugitive emissions for the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and oil and gas industries.
The partnership will provide customers with seamless access to first-class methods and products to find, fix and prevent unintentional product loss, Flexitallic said.
Flexitallic (specializes in sealing solutions and products serving the oil and gas, power generation, chemical and petrochemical industries in emerging and developed markets. Sage provides a broad range of specialty emission control and process safety environmental services for facilities that need to maximize operational flexibility while meeting regulatory requirements.
Flexitallic and Sage teams are being cross-trained in each other's products and services, Flexitallic said, which is helping to present new and enhanced solutions to customers. While Sage will be using its processes, people and technology to identify and manage fugitive emissions, Flexitallic will prevent or repair emission issues with its industrial sealing products and related training.
“Not only will our enhanced offerings lead to safer worksites and cleaner air through reduced VOC emissions, but they will also generate substantial cost savings by stemming the loss of valuable product from inadvertent leaks and reducing equipment downtime," said Sage CEO Steve Probst.
Scott Long, Flexitallic director of sales and engineering, said “combining our worldwide reach and premier sealing portfolio with Sage's reputation and consulting expertise is not only advantageous for the industry, but for our future business prospects as well.”
The initiative has its roots in China, Flexitallic said, where the two companies began collaborating in 2013 to address significant air quality challenges in the market. That original pilot has since grown to serve multiple refineries.
The expanded partnership is now beginning its rollout in the Americas, and will extend to European markets by year-end. The companies are expected to broaden the program in other Pacific Rim countries in 2015, as well as continuing to grow the reach of the China partnership.