SCM LAYS DOWN A MARKER TO SUPPORT CORROSION MANAGEMENT

Strategic Corrosion Management (SCM) is promoting safe working conditions in industry with the introduction of its unique and cost effective pipe markers. The SafeMark range allows for the contents of pipes and large cables to be easily identified by plant engineers and replace the outdated painted on and tape on markers that often require maintenance and exacerbate corrosion.

Pipes and large cables must be clearly marked in critical areas and signs on pipes containing dangerous substances should include approved style pictograms or hazard symbols on a coloured background.

SCM’s markers ensure companies are fully compliant with health and safety regulations and are specially formed from a "memory retaining" material, printed on its inner surface with colour coding, text, identification codes and individual notes if required. The standard sized markers are both UV resistant and for temperatures up to 80 degree Celsius.

The launch of the SafeMark range follows on from the creation of a new Products and Services division responsible for developing and marketing its expanding range of corrosion prevention and mitigation solutions to the oil & gas, energy and process sectors.

With 24 staff working across its UK operations plus a consultancy support network of 12 Corrosion Specialists and an Engineer pool of more than 60, SCM supports the long-term integrity of off and onshore oil & gas installations, chemical process plants and manufacturing facilities.

SCM is a world leader in all aspects of corrosion management and control, corrosion prevention techniques including coatings selection, insulation and passive fire protection and has been serving clients in the North Sea, Europe, Far and Middle East, Africa and the Americas for more than 30 years. 

Marc Dabbs, Products and Services Division Coordinator, said: “The SafeMark products are an exciting addition to our range. They are highly versatile and minimise identification costs over the plant’s lifetime. The markers include regulation symbols, text and can be customised to include other company specific data.”

Ian Cordingley, Managing Director of SCM, added: “Engineers recognise the time saving involved in rapidly identifying pipes rather than ‘walking the line’ and scouring drawings. In addition, unfamiliar personnel and outside contractors are significantly safer if hazardous pipes and cables are clearly marked.”

RISCm and 360integrity Help Files On-Line

 

 

This month we uploaded the RISCm and 360integrity help files and users manuals to a website to make access to the files easier for Clients and users around the world.

Where in the past the Help Files where hosted directly within the software, and therefore distributed to a Clients server, hosting them on-line offers a number of advantages.

  • Users can get access to them from anywhere in the world they have a web connection.
  • We are able to more easily update the files in one location instead of over 30 Client servers.
  • The management of Change process we employ is easily controlled form this single location.
  • Users get access to updated information, cheat sheets, quick references and other information almost as soon as it is created.

We hope this process makes as much sense to all of our users as it does to us. With the addition of the RISCm forum pages we now have an information loop between end users and our developers, and the ability to share new techniques for use in RISCm quickly.

SCM BLOG Launched

 

Why a BLOG?

As with most progressive companies our personnel are bursting with ideas, always have a ready comment to make and generally contribute a huge amount to what we do and the way we do it. Capturing that input has never been easy, and often it just ‘gets lost’ as it comes up in conversation or as a passing quip!

We decided that capturing some of that input in a Blog and allowing those individuals to exercise a greater voice would be incredibly useful for us in the company, and if it is useful or interesting to those outside the business then that would be great too.

All are welcome to share ideas and comments.

SCM Launches New Products & Services Division

Strategic Corrosion Management (SCM) has created a new Products and Services division to develop and market its expanding range of corrosion prevention and mitigation solutions to the oil & gas, energy and process sectors.  

The company, which has operations in Cramlington, Aberdeen and Lowestoft, has recruited experienced engineering professional Marc Dabbs to lead the new division. 

Marc, who has a strong technical background from roles held in industries such as Lean Production, Manufacturing Operations and Construction & Property, will oversee the development of the new division, which includes managing new product concepts and building relationships across industry. 

SCM is a world leader in all aspects of corrosion management and control, corrosion prevention techniques including coatings selection, insulation and passive fire protection and has been serving clients in the North Sea, Europe, Far and Middle East, Africa and the Americas for more than 30 years.  

The new division will build upon the success of SCM’s flagship specialist toolset ‘RISCm’ (Risk, Integrity & Strategic Corrosion Management), which is underpinned by extensive knowledge of material corrosion and degradation in harsh industrial environments. 

Its management systems are currently deployed on more than 129 facilities with at least 300 client assets having deployed the SCM technologies on past projects. 

With staff working across its UK operations plus a consultancy support network of Corrosion Specialists and an Engineer pool of more than 60, SCM supports the long-term integrity of off and onshore oil & gas installations, chemical process plants and manufacturing facilities. 

Marc Dabbs, Products and Services Division Coordinator, said: “This is an exciting time to join Strategic Corrosion Management and I am delighted to have been tasked with leading this new division.  As the company enters its 30th anniversary year, we are planning to build upon its established international reputation for effective corrosion management solutions.  

“Working with new and existing clients across the energy and chemical sectors, we will continue to support their asset management programmes and safety protocols around the world with new and innovative products and services that meet the challenges of technology-led industries.”

SCM Unveils Series of Specialist Corrosion Management Webinars

 

Strategic Corrosion Management is to host a series of interactive webinars to share best practice and the latest industry developments for professionals in the offshore and chemical industries.

Taking place in January and February, the free webinars will focus on Fabric Maintenance Management and SCM’s 360integrity concept, which creates a comprehensive approach to asset monitoring and maintenance execution. 

The 360integrity framework, which will be the focus of the Webinar on 28 January, delivers an innovative and integrated approach to Integrity and Fabric Maintenance Management, which have historically been disconnected and made it difficult to combine or reconcile the separate data.

The webinars will highlight how Strategic Corrosion Management’s flagship tool-set, RISCm, supports the application of 360integrity.  Through a programme of information, integration and intelligence, the structure of RISCm enables all of the necessary information regarding asset components, corrosion and fabric are logged and maintained in an associated and collaborative format.  

In the follow up webinar on 4 February, the SCM team will demonstrate the application of RISCm and the 360integrity framework with a focus on a client that has deployed the technology and concept across 57 offshore assets.

The series is completed on 11 February with a webinar concentrating on Fabric Maintenance Management and the utilisation of RISCm to deliver best practice and cost effective external corrosion management and fabric maintenance.

Delegates can register for the webinars by contacting Marc on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will, subsequently, receive log-in details for their chosen online event.  During each 90 minute webinar delegates can interact with the SCM team by submitting questions and comments through a text-based real-time comments board.

Ian Cordingley, Managing Director of Strategic Corrosion Management, said:

"Increasing asset lifespans has become more essential than ever before, particularly in the offshore sector, as operators aim to maximise extraction of reserves.  This target encourages the need for better asset management through comprehensive systems that monitor and identify fabric and integrity issues. This series of webinars will demonstrate how a technology-led solution combined with an innovative approach to asset management can deliver practical and tangible benefits to operators. Delegates will be able to see how RISCm and the 360integrity framework enable users to search and interrogate their entire system in one place, using a single set of tools to develop planning, maintenance, corrosion, threat and analysis intelligence."