An Industry Initiative to Help Keep Pool Swimming Safe

February 18, 2019

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Chlorine is indispensable to maintaining crystal clear, sanitized swimming pool water. However, when reports emerged that swimmers and pool staff were being accidentally exposed to chlorine gas at pools, there was a need to help stop these incidents. One incident of a chlorine gas exposure involved an equipment malfunction at a swim school in California that resulted in 19 people suffering breathing difficulties. Unfortunate exposures like these happen at the rate of at least a dozen or so per year in the US.

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Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS, is a major single source supplier of high integrity sealing solutions for the most demanding applications. Its main products are the SPO Compact Flange, the TECHLOK Clamp Connector and the ROV operated OPTIMA Subsea Connector. Vector products and it's sealing technology are used in Offshore Oil & Gas platforms, FPSOs, refineries, riser and swivel applications , flowlines and subsea installations, chemical & petrochemical plants, and power generation. Products core features are; high integrity and minimisation of weight and space, allied to installation time and maintenance cost reductions. Vector AS are the center of excellency of the SPO Compact Flange and are located in Drammen, Norway.

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Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS, is a major single source supplier of high integrity sealing solutions for the most demanding applications. Its main products are the SPO Compact Flange, the TECHLOK Clamp Connector and the ROV operated OPTIMA Subsea Connector. Vector products and it's sealing technology are used in Offshore Oil & Gas platforms, FPSOs, refineries, riser and swivel applications , flowlines and subsea installations, chemical & petrochemical plants, and power generation. Products core features are; high integrity and minimisation of weight and space, allied to installation time and maintenance cost reductions. Vector AS are the center of excellency of the SPO Compact Flange and are located in Drammen, Norway.

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