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MAINTENANCE: SGS and Baker Hughes Launch co-operation on predictive corrosion management



HOUSTON, Tex. – SGS and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), announced earlier this week a strategic alliance agreement (SAA) for the joint deployment and commercialization of BHGE’s real-time software and sensor-based predictive corrosion management (PCM) solution.

Leveraging the capability of the industrial internet of things, PCM will enable asset owners to increase their ability to monitor their facilities, and detect and predict corrosion issues using real-time data powered by BHGE’s ultrasonic sensing technology and advanced analytics.

PCM generates wall thickness and temperature measurements from Rightrax PM ultrasonic sensors placed on critical equipment such as pipes, tanks, and vessels; the solution applies advanced analytics, resulting in real-time assessment of data that has traditionally been gathered through risky and time consuming manual inspections. While particularly valuable to oil and gas downstream, petrochemical, and upstream asset operators, PCM can help any industry segment challenged by corrosion related risk.  PCM is one essential tool to help asset owners benefit from enhanced plant reliability and integrity programs, while maximizing operational safety and extending asset life.

SGS provides visual inspection and non-destructive testing services to large industrial assets, both in-service and during regular shutdown events, helping to ensure industrial asset integrity globally. BHGE’s inspection technologies business, part of its digital solutions segment, has been one of SGS’ suppliers of non-destructive testing technology for years and is itself providing industrial asset owners with critical technological solutions and services. Combining SGS’ broad network and asset integrity expertise with BHGE’s technological expertise will ensure rapid deployment of PCM, and drive scale in the market for inspection and maintenance services and technology.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Find additional information at www.SGS.com/en/campaigns/predictive-corrosion-management.


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