Specialist firm Surface Corrosion Consultants is leading the way in web-based technology for the management of corrosion.
The company, which has an office in Westhill, near Aberdeen, specialises in comprehensive paint inspection, NDT Inspection and corrosion prevention.
It has unveiled its innovative new app – Surface Asset Management (SAM), which is set to transform how coating condition surveys and painting campaigns are recorded and managed.
The ground-breaking SAM software is an easy to use, digital inspection application that streamlines all aspects of NDT management and coating inspection.
The user friendly, highly intuitive program can be applied across a range of industries including oil and gas, subsea, renewables, marine, transport and infrastructure as well as wider industrial sectors.
The revolutionary software, developed by the Belfast-headquartered company, can also manage new build projects, providing full cradle to grave traceability.
SAM is a fresh and unique approach to corrosion prevention and has been developed with simplicity and efficiency at the forefront of its design. The software removes duplication of tasks and creates a single point of access to monitor corrosion and manage the execution of coating systems, passive fire protection and insulation instalment.
The pioneering technology was developed in 2017 after a team of specialists at Surface Corrosion quickly realised the majority of service providers and major operators are still managing their corrosion protection using sub-contractors and colossal spreadsheets.
The team of entrepreneurs identified a clear gap in the market for a digital solution for recording and saving inspection report data in real-time.
Rab Grainger, Surface Corrosion Consultants technical director, said: “Working with new construction fabricators, it was obvious that there was a gap. We use SAM as a matter of course for all the recording of surface preparation and coatings. It is fundamental to our business.
“SAM removes the lengthy process of manual data input and our intuitive software has a fundamental role to play in the future of the energy and construction industries.”
SAM keeps it simple
In the constant drive for efficiency, the app now interfaces directly to Elcometer gauges that are Bluetooth enabled. Using a tablet and Bluetooth technology the coatings inspector and technician digitally records all inspection requirements. Reports generated can be adapted and edited to suit the user’s specific requirements.
Some of the work the app covers include:
• Conditional surveys
• Campaign and scope management
• Survey and inspection reviews
• Analysis and reporting
• Critical repair management
Grainger added: “SAM really is the most versatile and innovative software available on the market today with regards to NDT management and coating inspection. It is a game changer for the future of the management of corrosion in the oil and gas and construction industries.”
The in-house team of specialists at Surface Corrosion offer clients a comprehensive training package as well as providing technical support and updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To find out more about SAM visit www.consultsurface.com