Varec ended 2017 with 14 new contract awards as the systems integrator for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Hydrant Equipment Monitoring Interface (HEMI) program.

With a total value of approximately $3.1m, the new sites deployed under the contracts in 2017 were located in the United States, Spain, Korea, Italy, Azores (Portugal), the United Kingdom, and Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean). In addition to the integration of the HEMI systems at these new sites, Varec was also awarded sustainment tasking for 70 previously installed systems.

The HEMI program falls under the Defense Energy Support Center for the DLA with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic as the executing authority. Varec performs the integration of electronic sensors and systems for remote monitoring of hydrant systems in fuels operations control centres at DLA capitalised airfield facilities worldwide. The integration provides a standardised approach to remote monitoring of all process conditions at hydrant pump houses, ensuring rapid response to system malfunctions during times when the pump houses are unmanned.

These hydrant systems are also integrated with Varec’s FuelsManager® Defense (FMD) solution, DLA’s global defense fuel logistics and supply operations inventory and accounting system installed in over 600 bases. Since 2013, Varec has successfully integrated 70 HEMI systems into FMD at 36 sites for DLA. In addition to inventory data, leak status data is also sent to FMD from each hydrant system’s pump house.

HEMI Program Manager for Varec, Ed Dashnaw said: “Over the past four years, we have compiled a successful track record of past performance, including completing projects ahead of schedule and under budget. We are already working on planning for future sites and anticipate another busy year in 2018.”

The HEMI program organiSation includes support for the Air Force Petroleum Agency, Army Petroleum center, NAVSUP Energy, as well as fuel facilities for the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

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3rd Jan 2018

3rd January 2018