IDE believes in and delivers the highest levels of health & safety. We have three principles around which we manage this area:
Culture of Responsibility
We endeavor to create a culture of responsibility around health and safety, where every IDE team member feels they have a personal impact on the health and safety of people, plant, equipment and processes of any project on which they work. We also ensure that all employees have the requisite training for their role.
It’s Everyone’s Job
IDE believes that adherence to health and safety principles on each and every project we undertake is paramount. We build this into all our teams – top down and bottom up; it’s everyone’s job. Onsite compliance audits and inspections are a critical part of what we do, and there is thorough integration of these same principles across all our offices. Every employee has access to health and safety data and information, and integrates this into all our processes, company wide.
All our projects involve other suppliers and contractors, and integrating health and safety practices amongst this wider team is critical for a safe and healthy work environment. IDE only selects suppliers that meet our strict standards, and we ensure that all partners on our projects comply with these standards as well.
IDE was awarded ISO 14001:2004 certification after its Environmental System was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.
The MVC: 38 Years of Experience
This paper describes the development of large capacity high efficiency MVC and the accumulated experience of this process in power utilities, refineries and the industrial sector.
Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination
In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.
Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants
The paper analyzes the ways that different researchers have selected to overcome the phenomenon of CP, and presents an overview of the existing RO membranes from the point of view of their suitability for use in Forward Osmosis power generation.
Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin
This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress.
Three Pressure Retarded Osmosis PRO Processes
Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) can be implemented on a number of water types, using different technologies and achieving various power outcomes. This paper presents the three most practical options.
Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions
This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.