An FSA delegation recently met with executives at the EPA Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina to showcase the important role sealing device technology plays in preventing leaks and emissions, working with our customers in the oil and gas sector to protect the environment.
As the EPA is poised to issue a noticed of proposed rulemaking to address methane emissions later this summer, the FSA serves as a technical resource for the EPA in fulfilling our obligations to provide the best technology for our customers in efforts to fulfill compliance obligations.
Pictured: Henri Azibert, FSA Technical Director; Phil Mahoney, A.W. Chesterton Co.; Jeff Hayes, A.W. Chesterton Co., Mark Savage, John Crane; Paul Hosking, John Crane; and Chris Swonger, Smiths Group/John Crane.
A message from Mike Shorts, President of the FSA:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the outline of their plan to address methane emissions. As the leading trade association that represents North American sealing device manufacturers, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) recognizes the importance of addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas and contributor to climate change.
Given the important role sealing devices play in preventing leaks and emissions, the FSA and its members are committed to doing its part to address climate change. The FSA is well equipped to work with our partners in the oil and gas sector, the EPA and the Obama Administration in finding solutions and being a technical resource to curtail methane emissions.
Member companies of the FSA offer American-made, cost-effective and proven solutions and we develop sealing technologies that drive emission reductions across the U.S. oil and gas and process industries.
The Fluid Sealing Association is a trade association focused on promoting a safe, clean environment for society and a safe work places for employees. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid and air sealing devices primarily targeted at the energy and industrial process markets. We support the development of related standards and provide education in the fluid sealing area.
Click here to see the New York Times’ article from January 13, 2015.