ATV HIPPS hosts an interactive HIPPS knowledge share for ME Customers

By ATV HIPPS Events, Fairs and Exhibitions, News

Florence, Italy – October 17th, 2017 – Early October, 2017, ATV HIPPS hosted an interactive knowledge share with Middle East clients in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. EPCs and EUs participated to share their experiences with the design and integration of High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) and discuss the potential for new projects.
The meetings featured two HIPPS experts: Simone Zuccherini, Managing Director at ATV HIPPS and Patrick Flanders, Vice President Business Development at ATV HIPPS. Cristiano Corelli, ATV ME Area
Sales Manager was also present.
“Designing a HIPPS involves more than knowledge of sensors, safety logic solvers and final elements. It is essential that the desired application is well understood, including process parameters, interaction with
other independent safety layers and how the HIPPS will be operated and tested once the system is placed in service,” emphasizes Flanders.
“As a result, engineering designers cannot work in a vacuum. Input is essential from the end-user and an experienced HIPPS integrator to ensure proper design, installation, testing and maintenance is carried
out over the installed life of the system.”
In the meetings, which were held at various Middle East locations including Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Zuccherini stated, “ATV HIPPS can offer our customers an integrated solution that meets their risk reduction and operations requirements.” He announced that ATV, as part of a major expansion upgrade of its factory workshop , will soon open an integration facility at the manufacturing facility in Colico, Italy that will provide support for ATV HIPPS.
The ATV and ATV HIPPS Exhibitions at the upcoming ADIPEC and Saudi ISA Expo will showcase ATV proven expertise in engineered valve solutions for the most demanding services within the oil and gas sector including HIPPS.

Simone Zuccherini
Simone Zuccherini, Managing Director at ATV HIPPS has more than 20 years of automation engineering and technical sales experience. He worked at GE O&G and CCI covering Technical Sales positions in the Americas and EAME. He held the positions of Vice President Sales EMEA & India and Managing Director of Hipps Business Unit for several years at CCI prior to joining ATV. – email:

Patrick Flanders
Patrick Flanders, Vice President of Business Development at ATV HIPPS is a recognized expert in automated safety systems including High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems with more than 35 years of “end user” experience within the oil and gas sector that included Shell, Amoco and Saudi Aramco. During his tenure with Saudi Aramco, Flanders served as the HIPPS Committee Chairman and on the Saudi Aramco Board of Engineers. Flanders is an International Society of Automation (ISA) Fellow, a voting member of API 14C, and a named inventor on more than 50 international patents. – email:

Cristiano Corelli
Cristiano Corelli, ATV and ATV HIPPS Area Sales Manager resident in Dubai. has more than 20 years of extensive, worldwide experience with automated valves and actuators. He has held the position of Area Sales Manager in ME at Rotork. Cristiano organized the meetings and served as facilitator. – email:

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ATV HIPPS is a fully fledged system integrator providing Safety Instrumented System solutions included, but not limited, to HIPPS. ATV HIPPS is a sister company of ATV Spa. We design, manufacture, assemble, test and certify safety loop systems including IFAT (Integrated Factory Acceptance Test) performed in our own facilities. We provide startup, commissioning and Field services including system upgrades, safety assessment and SIL certification of new and existing installations.

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