Leading high pressure cylinder manufacturer Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has appointed Stephen Butler as its first Director of Integrity Management (IM), its global team which inspects and tests safety-critical high pressure gas cylinder and tube installations. The IM department is CSC’s service-led business unit, enabling customers to maximise the economic life of their gas systems, wherever they are installed.
A former repair team commander in the British Army, with active service in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, Stephen Butler has worked at CSC for ten years, as international development manager and more recently as technical manager. His new responsibilities include developing the customer base in the oil and gas, naval and ground storage sectors.
He says: “This newly-created position combines technical and commercial roles. The IM team is bucking the downturn in the oil and gas sector by growing quickly, enabling major customers to extract a longer useful life from their assets. Because we inspect, test and refurbish gas storage systems, our customers gain a safe, high performance from their assets for longer.
“My background in the repair and maintenance of vital military systems, working in hostile environments and under great pressure, combines well with my hands-on experience inspecting and testing gas cylinders in all their applications.”
CSC’s IM team works with owners and operators of high pressure gas storage systems as installed in semi-submersible rigs, dive support vessels, submarines and major gas storage facilities, to maximise vessels’ performance and safety.
CSC has a worldwide reputation for the design and manufacture of high pressure gas containment systems. CSC managing director, Mick Pinder, says: “The integrity team’s remit is highly technical and resolutely commercial. Stephen is a natural leader; has an excellent track record; contributed greatly to the IM team’s initial launch; and is taking responsibility for extending its reach and reputation globally.”