SGS to Assist at Three Sites in Brazil from May to September 2012

Due to vast SGS experience and expertise in technical assistance, a contract with one of the global leaders in energy was awarded in April, 2012 in which SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is to provide technical assistance for the start-up of three gas compression stations in Brazil.

SGS technical support for the installation of eleven turbocharger compressors is of paramount importance to the manufacturers. Of the turbochargers, one is located in Piúma, one in Aracruz, and another one in Prado, Brazil.

Teams of SGS Specialists to Provide Top-Notch Service

SGS project teams include mechanical regulators and supervisors as well as instruments, electrical and planning technicians. These highly-skilled SGS staff are responsible for the calibration of instruments for measuring pressure transmission, temperature and vibration and other measurement tools used to monitor the compressors. SGS experts are to oversee the post compressor deployment installation of additional seals, valves, instruments and gears. Having completed the assembly phase, SGS technicians guide manufacturer technicians through turbocharger testing and monitoring of compressors, running each for at least 300 hours, to guarantee perfect operation of gears. After a successful testing phase, SGS supervisors release the compressors for delivery and set-up.

The Added Value of SGS Services

It is the aim of SGS to address all issues affecting compressors and secondary systems which may come up in the assembly phase. SGS specialists make any necessary electrical, instrumental, or mechanical adjustments in order that the compressors operate reliably and productively. SGS error simulation testing verifies that equipment and systems meet all regulatory and safety standards. SGS employs only highly-trained qualified professionals who take a pro-active approach to provide solutions to allow for punctual start-up, saving clients considerable time and money.

SGS Commitment

SGS has been working with this particular client within different states of Brazil since 2001. SGS services during this time have included assembly, inspection, adjustment and commissioning relevant to start-up platforms, refineries, compression entities and pipelines. 

SGS is proud to have been chosen to provide technical assistance in these latest projects and looks forward to continuing this successful and profitable relationship and ensuring clients reliable testing, inspection and verification as only SGS expertise and experience can provide.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Brazil
Márcio Freitas
Industrial Director
Av.: Andrômeda, 832 – 6º andar 
CEP 06473-000  – Alphaville - Baruerí/SP
t: +55 11 3883 8878


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