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Izomax inks deal with iQubeS

Posted on: March 9th, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

Izomax inks deal with iQubeS for implementation of the full suite of their Business Online management & collaboration software solution. 

With most large oil and gas companies on our client list, it is important to us to have an management system that helps us facilitate safe operations, quality of our deliveries and not least comply with laws and standards that apply to the external environment, processing of sensitive information and fair treatment of employees. “Business Online will help us gather all our operational activities in one place and achieve a seamless flow of information between our employees, departments and locations and we look forward to a long and good collaboration with iQubeS.” says Anne Bergsagel, Operation Support Manager, Izomax

Rebecca Hansen, Business Development Manager at iQubes and Anne Bergsagel of Izomax

Izomax takes unique mechanical isolation technology worldwide

Posted on: March 2nd, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

The demand for the patented and proven AOGV technology has led the IK Group to launch Izomax – a wholly owned but separate company dedicated to providing this unique solution to the international market.

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The AOGV isolation technology lets customers mitigate downtime across the full spectrum of shutdown, turnaround, and outages whilst maintaining system integrity. This allows process flow to continue. Positive isolation is provided without hot-work at facilities and plants both onshore and offshore.

120+ successful jobs

Already the AOGV technology has been successfully used on more than 120 jobs worldwide allowing safe, cost-effective repairs and modifications on platforms, FPSO’s, LNG terminals, processing plants and refineries.


The Izomax customers include NOCs, Super-majors, and independent energy companies. Izomax is based in Stavanger, Norway with subsidiaries in Perth Australia and Houston USA.

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The IK Group

Brilliant engineering is the DNA of the IK Group. With headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, the company is focused on making operations run safely and profitably onshore and offshore, topside, and subsea. With the clever use of proven technology, they have solved some of our industry’s most complex challenges.

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Izomax awarded PO for a 12” class 2500 AOGV

Posted on: February 28th, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

Izomax has been awarded a new PO from a multinational oil company for the delivery of a custom built AOGV unit. The client, one of our largest, will this time use the AOGV Mechanical Isolation Technology to prevent having to shutdown in connection with planned maintenance of a gas compressor. The AOGV, which will be one of the heaviest to date, will be used to perform positive isolation on a system with an operating pressure of 210 bar/3000psi.

“We are extremely proud to receive yet another PO from this important client and are eager to get started on this very exciting project” says Simon Hus, Izomax Project Manager,

Izomax mobilizes for isolation campaign offshore Western Australia.

Posted on: February 27th, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

In the latest example of the global uptake of Izomax technology, this week we mobilized three AOGV mechanical isolation systems for a campaign in Western Australia. Izomax designed and built to order a total of 7 tons of equipment, which left Stavanger the last week of February 2023 on route to an offshore FPSO in Australia for one of our largest clients. The tools consist of two standard AOGV’s, a DN600 class 150  (24”), a DN25 class 150 (1”) and a DN 250 class 150 (10”) AOGV, purpose built for the direct replacement of wafer type butterfly valves in live systems. The equipment was designed, manufactured, tested and certified prior to mobilization. Two of the tools have also been designed to meet criteria for use on Glass fiber Reinforced Epoxy piping, which is used in the cooling water system onboard.

To learn more about how our AOGV can facilitate change out of your faulty butterfly valves while your system remains live.

Izomax welcomes all to a new AOGV Webinar to launch on March 15th-2023

Posted on: January 23rd, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

Need to know more about the AOGV Mechanical Isolation System? Please join our new Webinar to learn more about how the unique AOGV system can provide positive isolation whilst maintaining system integrity – allowing process flow to continue. We will share real life examples of how your planned or unplanned maintenance or modifications can take place off the critical path – without downtime. Follow this link to the event.

Izomax receives PO for custom build AOGV

Posted on: January 18th, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

Izomax has been awarded a new PO from a multinational oil company for the delivery of a custom built AOGV. The customer has previously ordered and successfully used multiple custom-built mechanical isolation systems. Based on repeated success with Izomax, the customer has ordered a new system to be made available for future operational issues that may be arise. The system, a 16” class 1500 AOGV for an operation pressure of 140 Barg will be designed, manufactured and certified before being stored in preparedness for the customer. The tool will serve as an extra barrier to avoid the use of isolation plugs and unnecessary shutdowns of the gas-export system to Europe

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Izomax opens first US location in Houston, TX.

Posted on: January 9th, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

IK Group is pleased to announce the opening of Izomax’ first U.S location. Izomax is increasing its global presence to meet customer demand, with the Houston facility ensuring optimal customer satisfaction while offering supply and expertise closer to our customers. The new facility houses both offices and workshops, located at 4482 Genoa Red Bluff, close to several of our downstream customers. Mike McCue, Izomax sales & operations manager for the U.S. is currently preparing the workshop for operations.

Izomax to attend the AOG Energy 2023 in Perth Australia

Posted on: January 1st, 2023 by izomax_admin No Comments

Izomax will be exhibiting at the AOG Energy 2023, 15 – 17 March in Perth Australia. Paul MacFarlane will host our presence at this key gathering of players from across the region. Paul is our Business Development Manager Australia, and he also covers our business in East and South-east Asia. He will be joined by leaders and technology experts from our team from Norway who will welcome existing and new customers to our stand at the Norwegian Pavilion located at D-11. Be sure to pop-by and learn more about the revolutionary AOGV – Mechanical Isolation System.

AOGV nominated as finalist for the prestigious ONS Innovation Award

Posted on: August 15th, 2020 by izomax_admin No Comments

The IK Group (now Izomax) – AOGV mechanical isolation system has been nominated for this years ONS Innovation Award. Chosen among 78 applicants from 11 different countries the AOGV was chosen due to its ability to provide a faster, more effective way to positively isolate process equipment whilst keeping the system live. Maximizing uptime and securing revenue stream is a key goal for operators, a major hurdle to achieve this is how to perform isolation and gas freeing without shutting down. Process equipment regularly need maintenance, and this often requires shutting down production. The AOGV mechanical isolation system has been developed to isolate live flanges and valves without draining and gas freeing inventory.