5 minutes with Sriram C.M.P., Betec Cad Industries

Oil & Gas Middle East delves below the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the industry's leaders tick

Sriram is solely responsible for diversifying the Betec Cad group’s international business. He has over 20 years’ of experience in HVAC Manufacturing/ Operations Management in the manufacturing industry.
Sriram is solely responsible for diversifying the Betec Cad group’s international business. He has over 20 years’ of experience in HVAC Manufacturing/ Operations Management in the manufacturing industry.

0.00 Could you briefly talk about your main fire safety products and services for the oil and gas industry?

Betec Cad manufactures specialised Stainless Steel UL classified Motorized Fire Dampers and Fire Smoke Dampers having 3 hour fire rating as per UL 555 / UL 555S standard, meeting NFPA standard requirements. Betec Cad also manufactures Stainless Steel Tunnel Ventilation Damper (Fire Damper / Fire and Smoke Dampers) having 3 and 4 hours of fire rating/integrity as per BS 476 part 20-22 standard, to meet high end applications in the oil and gas sector.

1.05 Highlight your company’s achievements in 2015 in terms of contract wins?

Betec Cad secured some major contract wins last year to work on projects such as the Khazzan Refinery in Oman, Yanbu III, Power and Water in Saudi Arabia, the Qatar Petroleum District, the Jeddah south central power plant and IWPP, Mirfa in Abu Dhabi, the Midfield Airport Project in Abu Dhabi, the North gate mall in Qatar, the Shuqaiq steam power plant, the Biskra power plant in northeastern Algeria, the Baraka Power Plant in Abu Dhabi and the Volante Tower in Dubai.

2.55 Which are the markets you are trading in and who are your major clients?

Some of the key sectors we are engaged with include HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) for the commercial, residential and industrial segments, oil and gas, onshore and offshore, metro rail projects, road tunnels and airports. Some of our main clients with whom we actively work with include the likes of the ADNOC group of companies, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, Petrofac, KNPC, Petronas, the Habtoor Leighton Group, DOOSAN, Hyundai, Samsung, LG, DEWA, ADWEA, SEWA, FEWA, Lamprell, Simoda and Dragon Offshore.

3.35 What are your plans for 2016? How do you wish to expand?

We intend to introduce new high-end products in the market such as tunnel ventilation dampers, UL classified fire-rated doors, oil and gas dampers, marine dampers for offshore, isolation dampers for the nuclear sector and blast-resistant dampers for military and armoured applications. In terms of expanding, venturing and establishing in regions like South East Asia, Africa, CIS countries and the Asian markets is our key goal.

4.10 What is your opinion about fire safety standards in the regional oil and gas industry? How can it be improved?

The importance of code and standards are that they should strongly specify the need for certified/tested products to be used. Betec Cad’s Motorized Fire Damper and Motorized Smoke Dampers are designed and manufactured in accordance to NFPA and SMACNA technological data and fire safety standards and are built and tested by international testing authorities.

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