Press Release: EyeCGas Verified Compliant with New EPA OOOOa Regulation

ecg_compliantThe EyeCGas OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) camera has received independent verification for its technology in relation to the new Environmental Protection Agency ‘QuadOa’ regulation (EPA NSPS 40 CFR part 60 subpart OOOOa).

EyeCGas, the OGI camera that enables users to identify hydrocarbon and volatile organic compound (VOC) leaks with pinpoint accuracy, was independently tested at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, and was proven compliant with the regulation requirements. The rule requires the OGI camera to be capable of imaging a gas that is half methane, half propane at a concentration of 1% at a flow rate of ≤60g/hr.

Omer Yanai, vice president of gas imaging and technology innovation at OPGAL, commented:

The EPA identified optical gas imaging as the best system for emission reduction (BSER), as it enables detecting leaks safely, remotely and efficiently. EyeCGas is the only camera compliant with QuadOa that is also certified for Class I Div 2 hazardous locations. This verification gives operators confidence that EyeCGas is the right tool for the job.”

QuadOa was introduced to reduce greenhouse gas and VOC emissions in upstream and midstream operations. Its leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirement means that oil and gas operators now need to routinely monitor fugitive emissions from equipment at new, modified and reconstructed well sites and compressor stations.

Yanai added:

“It is crucial for companies to detect and repair leaks quickly to protect people and the environment, optimize production and minimize product loss. The third-party verification is testament to the quality of our technologies and reassures clients that EyeCGas can help them meet emission reduction targets.”

For additional information, please contact the Heath Customer Service Department at info@heathus.com.

Press Release: Heath Consultants Incorporated CEO to Retire; Successor Named

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Heath Consultants Incorporated (Heath) announced today that the company’s CEO, Graham Midgley, will retire at the end of November, 2016. Graham’s remarkable career spans 20 years of continuous service to the company and its employees. Jeffrey M. Tuttle, currently General Manager for Greer Commission of Public Works and current Heath Board of Directors member, will succeed Mr. Midgley as Chief Executive Officer.

“It has been a great honor to lead Heath over the last 20 years and see it grow into one of the world’s leading leak detection service and manufacturing businesses,” Midgley said. “It’s time to hand over the reins as Chief Executive Officer to a new generation of leadership.”

During Graham’s tenure with Heath the company has more than tripled business in both services and products. His career has been one marked with many recognizable technological achievements to the natural gas leak detection industry.

“Graham’s influence and leadership has made Heath a true leader in the gas industry. His guidance and mentorship has influenced many of us at Heath. He knows how to build a solid team and develop people. His footprint on Heath will be long lasting,” said Carolyn Heath Haag, President. “The Heath board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to the company and his distinguished tenure as CEO over the past 20 years.”

Jeffrey M. Tuttle
Jeffrey M. Tuttle

Mr. Tuttle was selected after an extensive search by the Heath board of directors and supported by Heath President, Carolyn Heath Haag. The company was searching for a CEO that would embrace a third generation family-owned business in addition to its new status as a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance.

Jeff has worked in various capacities within the utilities sector over the last 33 years. He served most recently as General Manager for Greer Commission of Public Works since 2014 where he directed the company’s day-to-day operations and long-term direction of all utility operations.

Prior to joining Greer CPW Jeff was Vice President and Principal, Gas Utility Services for G2 Integrated Solutions, where he was responsible for expanding G2’s presence and services provided to natural gas utilities throughout the United States. From 2002 to early 2013, Jeff worked for CPS Energy and served as the Vice President for CPS Energy’s Gas Business Unit in San Antonio, Texas, serving over 330,000 customers. During his tenure, the gas unit consistently ranked among the industry leaders in gas residential customer satisfaction, safety, response times to odor complaints, and financial expense metrics.  Jeff enjoyed a successful tenure with Consumers Energy and CMS Energy in Michigan from 1983 to 2002.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), Blue Ridge Scouting Council, and Greer Relief.  From 2011 to 2012, he served as the Chairman of American Public Gas Association (APGA) and Texas Gas Association.

Jeff earned his Master of Science Degree in Industrial Relations from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

ABOUT HEATH CONSULTANTS INCORPORATED
Since 1933, Heath Consultants Incorporated has been the leading service provider and manufacturer offering a wide range of products and services to the various utility markets. Heath is based in Houston, Texas with over 1,200 employees across the United States. Heath partners with well-recognized research and development organizations as well as industry trade associations to provide state-of-the-art products and services to various utility markets.

CONTACT: Vivian Marinelli, Marketing Supervisor – (713) 844-1387

Dr. Kiran Kothari Named Recipient of 2016 Milton W. Heath Sr. Memorial Award

Heath Consultants is pleased to announce that Dr. Kiran Kothari, Institute Engineer, Energy Delivery and Utilization, Gas Technology Institute, was named as the recipient of the 2016 Milton W. Heath Sr. Memorial Award at the American Gas Association’s Annual Operations Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward the detection, prevention and repair of natural gas leaks.

Dr. Kothari was given the award for his achievements in developing and conducting research on multi-miDSC_8044[16]llion-dollar research and development programs related to the improvement of distribution, transmission, and storage operations of natural gas. Kothari’s current R&D responsibilities are focused on gas distribution operations, with objectives of reducing gas industry operations cost and improving safety.

In the past, Dr. Kothari completed several R&D programs on improving high pressure gas measurement accuracy, improving in-line inspection technologies for high-pressure gas transmission pipelines, improving gas storage technologies with emphasis on LNG storage and safety, and developing methodologies to quantify unaccounted-for-gas for the gas industry.

Dr. Kothari received his Ph.D. in Civil engineering from Colorado State University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nebraska, and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bombay University.

Press Release: Heath Consultants and YJ Hiequipment International Company Develop Mobile Laser Leak Detection Vehicle for Chinese Market

Heath Consultants Incorporated and its exclusive Distributor in China, YJ Hiequipment International Company based in Houston, USA, have developed a laser-based mobile gas leak detection vehicle application for the Chinese market.

M-RMLD

The M-RMLD has been put into service at Tianjin Eco-City Gas and Qingdao XinAo Gas. Both companies are reporting significant improvements in productivity. The M-RMLD is capable of detecting both above-ground leaks and underground leaks on gas mains and services.

Measurement Range:0 to 99,999 ppm-m
Sensitivity:5 ppm-m at distance from 0 to 50 ft (15 m) 10 ppm-m or better from 50 to 100 ft (15 to 30 m)
Detection Distance:100 ft (30 m) nominal. 100m Maximum
Operating Temperature:-20°C to 50° C
Vehicle speed:Up to 50km/hour
Digital Image Recording:340° wide angle
Software Package:Friendly user interface, able to show the trace of survey. Leak data logging, graphic display. Automatic report generation.

Contact information:

Mr. Yinjie (Robert) Li, PhD -李英杰_安耐捷 <lyj_energywh@126.com>

Press Release: Heath Consultants Incorporated Announces Methane Monitoring Drone Under Development Through ARPA-E Grant

ARPA-E Drone
HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Heath Consultants Incorporated (Heath), in collaboration with Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), Thorlabs, Princeton University and University of Houston, has been selected by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop and demonstrate the RMLD-UAV™ for continuously monitoring, locating and quantifying volumetric leak rates of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from natural gas production sites.  To reliably detect and measure methane leakage at low cost, the fully autonomous system combines: a miniaturized version of the industry-leading laser-based Remote Methane Leak Detector (RMLD®) with PSI’s two-foot-wide quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle featuring highly advanced autonomy and all-weather operation. This technology combination can implement self-directed flight patterns to continuously monitor, locate, and quantify volumetric leak rates of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from natural gas production sites.

 


RMLDABOUT HEATH CONSULTANTS INCORPORATED
Since 1933 Heath Consultants Incorporated has been the leader in natural gas detection technologies and services. Heath partners with well-recognized research and development organizations as well as industry trade associations to provide state-of-the-art products and services to various utility markets including products specifically designed to detect greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and services for environmental safety.  For more information, please visit: www.heathus.com.

ABOUT PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC.
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) provides contract research and development services in a wide diversity of technical areas to both government and commercial customers. PSI’s interests span basic research to technology development, with an emphasis on applied research. PSI develops advanced technologies for aerospace, chemical, defense, energy, environmental, manufacturing and medical applications. Core technologies have been developed with more than $500 million of federal and industrial funding over three and a half decades of operations, a period in which PSI has acquired an international reputation for technical excellence and innovation. For more information, please visit: http://www.psicorp.com.

Media Inquiries Contact
Vivian Marinelli
Marketing Supervisor
Heath Consultants Incorporated
v.marinelli@heathus.com
Ph: 713-844-1387

2015 Heath Award Winner: Steve Redding Sr.

Heath Consultants  is pleased to announce that Steve Redding Sr., director of Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) leak management program, was named as the recipient of the 2015 Milton W. Heath Sr. Memorial Award at the American Gas Association’s annual Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition in Grapevine, Texas.  This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward the detection, prevention and repair of natural gas leaks.

Redding was given the award for his achievements in reducing leaks through the use of cutting-edge technologies and the development of a management process unique to PG&E that is streamlining the company’s ability to respond to leaks. Redding and his team have delivered unprecedented results in the reduction of PG&E’s backlog of minor, non-hazardous leaks by 99 percent and the ability to find 80 percent more leaks than previous models, and in less time. Redding’s work to reduce leaks on the natural gas system not only improves the safety of the pipeline for PG&E customers and communities, it also contributes to a cleaner environment by reducing methane emissions.

Since beginning his career at PG&E in gas metering, Redding has held a number of leadership positions from overseeing major pipeline construction to serving as a general rate case witness. In his current role as director of leak management, Redding and his team work to increase system safety by finding and fixing leaks and identifying more effective leak detection technology.  Redding has a Business Management degree from St. Mary’s College in California.

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