Pipeotech adds ‘industry diamond’ to the team

Source: press release, 30 November 2020

Jan Oredsson, Pipeotech Corrosion & Integrity Management Specialist
Jan Oredsson, Pipeotech Corrosion & Integrity Management Specialist (photo: Pipeotech)

Norway’s Pipeotech has sealed the deal on an exciting new addition to its team by bringing in internationally recognised pipeline integrity and corrosions expert Jan Oredsson.

Pipeotech makes the unique DeltaV-Seal, which carries a 10-year gas tight guarantee backed by DNV GL certification and trusted by a range of industrial players, including VARD, Avista Oil, GE Healthcare, Quantafuel and Primagas.

Oredsson has extensive experience in leading positions in the pipeline engineering sector, including working on large offshore projects for BP. His detailed knowledge of pipeline and process integrity is the perfect fit for Pipeotech as it drives forward delivering permanent leak-proof seals to industry, improving safety and cutting costs.

The Swedish national joins the Pipeotech team as a Corrosion and Integrity Management Specialist and will work very closely with Chief Technical Officer Jarle Ribler and Design and Product Engineer Christoffer Naess.

His main role at Pipeotech will be to back up the impressive claim that the DeltaV-Seal is now the tightest, safest and most durable flange gasket in the world and that details of the company’s 10-year warranty are accurate for each material and design offered.

Pinnacle of his field
Pipeotech chief executive Henrik Sollie says, “We are extremely happy that Jan has chosen to join us. It is like finding an unexpected diamond as Jan is at the absolute pinnacle of his field. ‘Since Jan has joined us we have already learned so much about our own product and are able to go to the market with even more confidence in our unique product claims. We are very excited to have him on board.”

Oredsson says: “This silver coin has two sides for me, the people and the product. Pipeotech has inspiring leadership who will push me to exceed expectations both in the office and on my bike. ‘The company is working with an innovative and unique technology and I have been given a meaningful opportunity to make a difference in developing this further for a better future with reduced emissions.”

New standard
The DeltaV-Seal was launched in 2015 and immediately set a new standard across the market as it is 100% leak-proof, gas-tight, fire and blow-out safe.

The seal gives operators peace of mind as once installed it never has to be re-tightened, saving on expensive maintenance and downtime. It is a solid piece of metal made in a compatible material as a customer’s connecting flange, which protects against galvanic corrosion for the entire lifespan of the pipeline.

It can also withstand repeated heating and cooling across any operating temperatures and is a trusted safety component.

Field expertise
Corrosion and integrity issues have been a major problem across a wide range of pipeline uses throughout the world and Oredsson has been immersed in the field of pipeline integrity since graduating with an MSc in Materials Technology & Corrosion Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He has worked in the subsea, offshore and onshore energy sectors and also in the chemical and petrochemical industry and has global experience within asset operations, pipeline integrity and process management.

Oredsson has previously worked for Corrmatec in Norway, delivering topside and subsea asset corrosion and integrity management support services to operators, contractors and training organisations.

He has also spent time in lead roles with South Stream Transport and Greystones Subsea and before that spent 10 years with supermajor BP delivering key pipeline integrity management strategies on large projects off Norway and the UK and onshore in the Middle East.

His technical expertise, gained over 40 years in the field, includes the full scope of pipeline integrity and process management, corrosion modelling assessment and materials selection.

Absolute integrity
There is no doubt Ordesson is the perfect fit for a company geared up to transform standards for industrial piping, protecting people and environments and cutting costs for business.

Oredsson’s reputation does go before him as he is also in demand as a professional trainer for in-house and public training courses.

He has managed to combine passing on his knowledge to a new generation with his professional career, but he is far from done with innovation.

“After leaving the corporate world after 40 years I really did not see this coming, but here I am starting a new a chapter in my professional career with Pipeotech,” Oredsson says. “To all my old and existing colleagues out there – it is never too late!”