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RISCm module launched as new creation for SCM

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World Pipelines,

Strategic Corrosion Management (SCM) has launched new systems to support improved tracking and management of integrity and corrosion anomalies for both on and offshore assets, supporting safety, productivity and cost management targets.

A newly expanded anomaly management module has been created for SCM’s, cloud-based 360integrity toolset, RISCm (Risk, Integrity and Strategic Corrosion Management), which delivers the ability to analyse, track and monitor inspection anomalies more consistently and effectively than before.

As RISCm already hosts component records of all substrate types, linking substrate anomalies to relevant integrity management and inspection records is extremely quick and user friendly, whilst eliminating the need to generate the excessive levels of previously necessary paperwork.

The module stores specific corrosion and integrity anomaly details, with the added ability to attach existing, associated records from RISCm’s component, corrosion and fabric modules.

SafeMark pipe markers

The technology innovation is supported by an expansion to SCM’s range of innovative SafeMark pipe markers to include integrity anomaly markers, which enable plant engineers to, physically and visually reconcile plant condition and anomaly status in their current integrity toolset or through RISCm.

The end result is a direct, visual and documented link between the physical inspection point, and a corrosion damage report or inspection anomaly report.

The SafeMark pipe content marker range is designed for both pipe work and large diameter cables to replace the outdated painted-on and taped-on markers that often require maintenance, have a high individual cost, and exacerbate corrosion.

For safety, pipes must be clearly marked in critical areas, and those containing dangerous substances should include approved-style pictograms or hazard symbols on a coloured background. The IM anomaly markers employ a ‘traffic light’ system highlighting pipe status, with a set of three markers, colour coded; red, amber and green, aiding prioritisation of monitoring, repair or maintenance. As a result, the new integrity management anomaly markers advance the SafeMark range considerably. Being reusable many times, they feature QR-code technology, which can be scanned and link directly into RISCm.

Health and safety

SCM’s markers support health and safety regulatory compliances. Being specially formed from a ‘memory retaining’ material – printed on its inner surface with colour coding, text, identification codes and individual notes if required – they are both UV resistant and for temperatures up to 80°C.

Marc Dabbs, SCM’s Products and Services Division Coordinator, said: “Delivering cost-effective and efficient maintenance strategies and programmes, which ultimately ensure greater productivity is a key issue for asset operators […] through the addition of RISCm and SafeMark, we have devised a cost effective, safety and productivity focused solution to a significant on-site challenge.”

“Considering the exceptionally low application cost, the IM markers represent a significant step forward in onsite anomaly management and a real increase in the ability to ensure all pipe work anomalies are both considered and highlighted.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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