SGS and Baker Hughes to jointly deploy predictive corrosion management technology

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SGS and Baker Hughes said they will jointly deploy and commercialize Baker Hughes’ real-time software and sensor-based Predictive Corrosion Management (PCM) solution.

Leveraging the capability of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 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 Baker Hughes's ultrasonic sensing technology and advanced analytics.

Baker Hughes is 62.5 per cent owned by GE, which announced last month that it would sell the company over the next two to three years.

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, the company said.

“PCM is one of our core offerings to help customers make the invisible, visible," Holger Laubenthal, CEO of Inspection Technologies for Baker Hughes, a GE Company, said in a statement. "We are looking forward to working with SGS to accelerate deployment of PCM, a predictive digital solution that is becoming a benchmark for corrosion monitoring across several industries. This agreement will play a key role in improving safety, reducing equipment downtime, and improving operations for our customers globally."