The primary objective of our Health and Safety Monitoring Team is to provide toxic metals health and safety monitoring programs that are clearly defined and executed with precision and accuracy utilizing state of the art equipment and procedures. The primary concerns for worker health and safety in hydrocarbon processing environments involve exposure to mercury vapor and dermal absorption of dialkyl mercury compounds. PEI provides comprehensive health and safety programs designed with a complete understanding of the distribution of mercury and mercury compounds in hydrocarbon processing fluids throughout upstream, midstream, and downstream processes systems.
PEI's experienced industrial hygiene staff includes Certified Industrial Hygienists, industrial hygiene technicians, environmental scientists and engineers with a diverse range of regulatory compliance experience and specialized experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry. We can deliver the resources, manpower, equipment and experience to assist you with oil and gas industrial hygiene related projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. We know that you have specific and demanding concerns regarding these issues and PEI is prepared to consistently meet your needs.
PEI has designed and implemented exposure monitoring programs for oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Alaska to determine their worker’s exposure to mercury during routine field operations such as pipeline pig launching and receiving operations, orifice meter inspections, routine waste handling, routine plant operations, turnarounds/shutdowns, and process operations.
We are extremely aware of the limitations and interferences associated with available portable mercury vapor monitors and our Research and Development team has tested available instruments in our laboratory. Real-time instruments are relied on to provide data for PPE management and understanding their limitations and interferences is critical to developing appropriate exposure monitoring programs.