SGS is pleased to announce the success of its 'Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Awareness' seminar, held at the Carlton Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan on March 7, 2012. Conducted by Muhammed Aqeel, Operations Manager at SGS Pakistan, the seminar ran from 9am to 1:30pm and was well received by delegates.The seminar highlighted asset integrity management (AIM) services offered by SGS to increase awareness of risk based inspections, inspection data management systems and mechanical integrity management systems in the oil, gas, petro-chemical, fertilizer, power plant and refinery industrial sectors. The seminar also provided an excellent platform for owners, operators and users to pool ideas and experience of asset management.
Focusing on asset integrity management solutions, the seminar detailed the key concept of AIM - to maximize productivity, industrial facilities and equipment must be subject to regular maintenance. SGS asset integrity management services can provide maintenance for industrial assets in order to ensure reliability, productivity and safety in an asset integrity management program tailor-made to suit client needs, helping to reduce risk and fulfil regulatory compliance. With SGS' global reach, experienced staff and resources are available around the globe to aid clients to meet their inspection, engineering, data management and safety goals.AIM is specially designed by SGS to maintain the integrity of the asset in a fit-for-service condition, with an effective asset management program in place in order to ensure reliability, technical integrity, safety and regulatory compliance.
The seminar provided a presentation on asset integrity management followed by a demonstration of the asset management software used by the SGS team for AIM services. By the end of the seminar, the audience were thoroughly briefed on the optimization of inspection intervals and the significance of turn-around time. Participants were also able to appreciate the use of the asset management program in the maintenance of asset reliability, technical integrity, safety and regulatory compliance. They were also able to understand that an asset integrity management service not only maintains the asset and ensure its fitness for service; in addition it assures safety and compliance with all relevant regulations.
AIM can help business managers and owners maintain assets through the use of an asset performance management system (APM), which will increase efficiency in maintaining, tracking, scheduling and monitoring actions relevant to asset integrity. Asset performance management systems can only enhance business productivity through increased efficiency in asset integrity and operations and the seminar held by SGS in Karachi was able to successfully demonstrate this.