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Changes in Vietnamese Safety Regulations

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Source: GexCon AS

The Vietnamese authorities are signalling upcoming changes in the country’s safety regulations: The use of CFD tools will soon become part of safety analysis in Vietnamese industry.

Photo: Participants recieved their course certificate after the FLACS-I training in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here with FLACS trainer Franz Zdravistch. 

Key stakeholders and Vietnamese authorities have shown great interest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and particularly FLACS, Gexcon’s consequence modelling tool.

We recently completed the first ever FLACS-I training course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The course had a record number of participants, this despite the current situation in the oil and gas industry.

We believe the overwhelming interest in FLACS training is because Vietnamese authorities have signalled changes in the country’s safety regulations, says Sturle Pedersen, CEO of Gexcon. The use of CFD tools are likely to become a required part of safety analysis in Vietnamese industry.

Great Feedback on Training

The course, held at the PetroVietnam Gas Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, had a wide range of participants who represented Vietnamese industry companies, refineries, engineering companies, governmental agencies and PetroVietnam’s subsidiaries.

According to feedback participants found the course informative and were impressed with the advanced modelling capabilities that FLACS offers. Participants also commented on the immediate benefits to their engineering work:

- Thank you for the great four days training course in Ho Chi Minh City. It was very informative, very professional presented, plus enjoyable. I have learned so much from your training that will assist me in my workplace. I came away from the workshop feeling so confident and it really does help when working with clients in next projects.

Comment by Mr Huynh Van Ta, Process/Safety Engineer at PTSC

Following the success of this training, a second FLACS-I training course will be held in Hanoi, March 6-9, 2017. Registration is now open.

Gexcon’s Engagement in Vietnam

In 2016, Gexcon started collaborating with the Industrial Safety Techniques and Environmental Agency (ISEA), Vietnam, with the objective of improving safety performance in the country. ISEA is responsible for the technical safety and environmental protection in the Vietnamese industry. They develop regulations and monitor compliance to ensure safe working conditions.

As part of this collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a framework agreement for consulting and training services have been signed between Gexcon and the Vietnamese authorities. In addition, Gexcon has entered a long-term partnership with Safety and Environmental Network (SEN) Consulting, one of the first local independent providers of health, safety and environmental (HSE) consulting services in Vietnam.

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