Improving industry corrosion anomaly tracking

Paul Boughton

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 & Strategic Corrosion Management), which delivers the ability to analyse, track and monitor Inspection Anomalies more consistently and effectively than previously possible.

As RISCm already hosts component records all substrate types including pipes, vessels and structures on site, linking substrate anomalies to relevant integrity management and inspection records is extremely quick and user friendly. It also eliminates 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.

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The SafeMark pipe content marker range is designed for both pipework and large diameter cables to replace the outdated painted-on and taped-on markers that often require maintenance, have a high individual cost and exacerbate corrosion.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

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. They also feature a text box that enables integrity details to be written on the marker, or added through the addition of a printed weatherproof label, to provide the most up to date status of pipe anomalies for future inspections of any concerned personnel.

SCM’s markers support health and safety regulatory compliance. 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.

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