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Together with strong strategic partners PEC (Pakistan Engineering Council) and FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry), SGS Pakistan will host the 2013 SGS Asset Integrity Management Summit. Scheduled to take place 26-27 November at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Karachi, this project of corporate social responsibility aims to highlight and discuss day to day challenges plant owners and operators face in safely and reliably maintaining assets integrity.

The first of its kind, SGS Asset Integrity Management Summit addressing the crucial subject of industrial asset longevity will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary industry leaders and policy makers to network with professional colleagues and reflect upon recent developments and experiences. International speakers and panels will present research, papers, case studies and offer solutions for business-specific queries related to how to best enhance safety, maximize production and implement integrity.

Call for Papers

In hosting the inaugural international summit focusing on fostering the exchange of information on plant integrity and extending the life cycles of industrial assets, SGS invites international speakers to present papers on the subject of asset integrity management. Proposed topics for the main agenda of this session focusing on strategies to maximize the operational efficiency of aging assets include:

  • Achieving Excellence in Life Cycle Asset Management – An integrated approach
  • Challenges and Best Practices for Extending Asset Life Cycle
  • Enhancing Safety and Reliability throughout Asset Life Cycle
  • Effective Integration of RBI & FFS from Equipment Cradle to Grave
  • AIM Implementation – Challenges vs. Benefits
  • Asset Management & Operational Excellence We Should Pursue
  • Perfect Process Safety & Integrity
  • Process Safety Improvement – The road to sustainability
  • The Role of Non-Intrusive Inspection in AIM
  • Improving Pipeline Safety with Comprehensive Approach to Corrosion Management
  • Innovative Inspection & Monitoring Methods for Non-Pig Gable Pipelines
  • Tanks & Terminals – Best Practices & Optimization

Pre-Event Workshops

In preparation for the main summit, SGS Pakistan is offering two pre-event workshops to be held on 25 November at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Karachi. Entitled “Application of LRUT for Assessment of Piping / Pipeline Integrity” and “TOFD – A Reliable Weld Scanning Technique in Lieu of RT”, these workshops will provide some basic insight and prepare participants for main-event discussions.

The Main Event

The SGS Asset Integrity Management 2013 Summit will feature presentations and panel discussions chaired by distinguished international industry experts from oil & gas up-stream & down-stream, energy generation & transmission, chemical & process plants and consumer goods manufacturing. The event offers a unique and excellent opportunity to meet technical experts, regulators and business leaders from these diverse industry segments impacting the global economy.

Panel discussions headed by top managers of national and international organizations will highlight challenges being faced, success stories, best practices, synergies and the way forward. Participation by regulators and policy makers from both private and government organizations will discuss rationalizing policy matters and taking proactive measures for the benefit of national assets. In all, the event focuses on how to ensure the safe, reliable and continued operation of all industrial assets key to production sustainability and continuity.

Category-specific issues affecting tanks, pressure vessels, pipelines, piping and rotating equipment will be covered in tailored sessions. Participants may also enjoy an exhibition highlighting state-of-the-art solutions and services.

To learn more about the summit, you can review the complete SGS Asset Integrity Management 2013 Summit schedule.

SGS Pakistan

In Pakistan, SGS has been assisting diverse business sectors in mitigating risk for the last 61 years. SGS Industrial Services has been instrumental in proactively transforming the culture of managing industrial assets to ensure maximum availability and reliability at minimum cost. Over the years, SGS Pakistan has organized a host of technical events on effective management of complete assets life cycles from design and construction to commissioning and operation to decommissioning. A cross-section of industry representatives have attended these informative events underscoring the need to evolve the forum to an international level engaging experts from around the world.

See you there.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
S. Maheen Ishaq
Industrial Services
Executive Officer
SGS Pakistan (Private) Limited
H-3/3, Sector-5, Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi, Pakistan
t: +92 -21- 35121388-95 EXT: 423
f: +92-21-35121 325
www.sgs.com/industrial

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.