Whilst MIDAS Meter® has an extensive field-proven track record of adding value in the in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power Generation industries, it had never previously been used on a Biomass Energy Plant.
All that changed however, when it made its debut on a plant in Europe this month. Score Diagnostics Limited’s valve leak detection, quantification and trending device was used to verify the sealing capability / performance of critical process valves, as part of a product demonstration.
A number of valve designs and sizes were tested, some of which were operating at high temperatures. Following each individual valve test, the results were immediately passed on to the plant maintenance engineer and a full summary report for all valves, (including performance graphs and deeper analysis data) was produced immediately after the survey, before leaving the facility.
With the customer suitably impressed with the ease of use, performance of MIDAS Meter® and the immediate reporting of results, the discussion quickly turned to how it could support reliability centred maintenance programmes and specifically assist in moving towards a predictive maintenance approach.
We are looking forward to implementation of the technology on a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) strategy and to adding increasing value for our customers as part of an optimised valve management programme.
The ever-growing global population of deployed MIDAS Meters® (Score Group plc’s valve leak detection, quantification and trending equipment) has required Score Diagnostics Limited’s training team to be highly active in the delivery of their certified operator training course. The following infographic highlights the trained and certified operator population growth from just this year alone.
The increase in demand for MIDAS Meter® training to be delivered to operators has highlighted that the uptake of valve condition and performance monitoring equipment and systems is becoming more widespread than ever. The technology is being adopted at an increasing pace, driven by the fact that people are more aware of the value of asset integrity management as a way of ensuring that their assets are performing their required functions effectively, efficiently and safely. Valve diagnostics is supporting the global trend towards reliability centred maintenance activites.
If you would like to know more about valve condition and performance monitoring, please call Score Diagnostics Limited on 01779 485530.
Significant enhancements have been made to MIDAS Meter® Core and CommunicatorTM software, which require all existing customers to take action, to gain the full benefit of the very latest design features and functionality enhancements, moving forward.
Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Calculator
To directly answer customers’ questions and concerns on “which of my valves should I monitor and when?” and to support the very latest developments and strategies in Asset Integrity Management (AIM) and specifically Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) planning and
implementation, Score Diagnostics Limited has enhanced the MIDAS Meter® Core and CommunicatorTM software. The latest revision of the product and software now includes new functionality and clear guidance on RBI for valves.
Simple built-in variable and selectable parameters such as “Probability” and “Consequence” of failure now provide MIDAS Meter® users guidance on when each valve in their installed population should optimally be surveyed.
Users are also now able to produce standard “look ahead” and”“overdue” reports, detailing which valves are becoming due to be tested as well as highlighting any that are already
Please Note: All customers with MIDAS Meter® CommunicatorTM
New MIDAS Meter® CommunicatorTM® Operations and Maintenance Manual CD that is contained within your MIDAS Meter® kit, supplied at the time of Annual Maintenance completion.
Please refer to the MIDAS Meter® Communicator Installation guide (9103-26) for further details. If you have any queries please contact us on +44 (0)1779 485530.
It’s never been easier to quickly and easily reduce operating costs and risks and maximise the efficiency and profitability of your process.
Score Diagnostics Limited is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new website, which contains everything you need to know about the entire MIDAS® Valve Diagnostics range, including how to gain those all-important cost savings.
Our market leading valve condition and performance monitoring products and systems deliver savings over your entire valve population. Use our product selector guidance below and, once you have identified your needs based on valve criticality, visit www.midasvalvediagnostics.com to find out more:
Gain all the benefits of Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring, for minimum investment.
It is entirely normal and expected that you have to spend a little when you want to save a lot. A new project where you know that a modest investment can deliver a massive return sounds like it would be easy to get a budget for, however… When CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) budgets are not readily available, it’s easy to assume that all the desired benefits of your new initiative or project are going to be missed out on. Not so. Looking towards funding the project from the OPEX (Operating Expenditure) budget can sometimes still deliver most of the project value.
Score Diagnostics is delighted to announce the launch of the MIDAS Meter® “Surveys as a Service” initiative, for valve condition and performance monitoring and reporting.
Valve surveying / monitoring delivers savings in operating costs, minimisation of operational risks and maximisation of reliability, efficiency and profits. If you cannot afford to buy a MIDAS Meter®, but still want the benefits – just choose the “survey as a service” option.
For more information on this exciting new service, click here to view our new flyer or read our case study where our customer was able to save £340,000 following investment in a MIDAS Meter® survey that cost less than £20k.
Score Diagnostics Limited is pleased to launch its YouTube channel, featuring videos on our fantastic range of products.
Click here to check it out and let us know what you think.
On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March, Score Diagnostics exhibited at the Topsides UK Conference and Exhibition, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
As the UK and Europe’s first and only Topside focussed conference and exhibition, Topsides UK was organised to provide the marketplace for contractors, service companies, equipment manufacturers and the North Sea’s leading operators of existing assets to learn how to work together. Through this platform, the intention was for these groups to focus on ways of improving production whilst lowering costs.
Score Diagnostics was delighted to welcome many visitors to the stand, including Aberdeen City Lord Provost, George Adam, who enjoyed a live product demonstration of the Midas Meter. Over the course of the exhibition, visitors were shown how the Midas® range of valve condition & performance monitoring equipment and systems delivers a new opportunity to safely reduce costs, improve efficiency and minimise downtime, through live product demonstrations of the Midas® Meter, Midas® Sensor and V-MAP G3 system.
During the Conference Dave Anderson, Sales and Marketing Director for Score Diagnostics, delivered a paper titled “Valve Condition & Performance Monitoring – Why Bother?” – focusing on case studies which highlight real benefits delivered by valve condition and performance monitoring. The paper was very well received by those in attendance.
If you were unable to attend Topsides UK and are looking for more information on the Midas® range, please visitwww.midasvalvediagnostics.com
MIDAS Meter® owners can receive the best return on their investment by training their technicians on the best practice and use of this technology. The recently enhanced MIDAS Meter® training course, which is delivered by fully qualified and experienced Score personnel, is a blended combination of both theoretical and practical based learning.
The theory elements of the training course cover the acoustic emissions (AE) surveying technique, safe operation, survey methods and procedures as well as maintenance of the valve performancevalve performanceMIDAS Meter® and PDA equipment.
The hands-on element of the course gives delegates the opportunity to use the equipment in a safe classroom environment and gain practical experience of basic valve surveying procedures for leak detection, quantification, reporting, and monitoring activities including performance trending, by using the MIDAS Meter® on a small valve manifold. The recommended 2 day course also provides the opportunity for delegates to have a supervised on-site practical application and coaching session for best results, as well as enhanced data management tutoring.
The course covers the generation of standardised survey results reports, using the supplied Communicator™ Software, which means it provides an excellent introduction for maintenance personnel who are responsible for the safe, environmentally friendly and efficient operation of process plant and specifically valves.
The recently enhanced training course has been very well received by recent trainees, with the following feedback being given:
- “Good mix of theory and practical”
- “Well presented and knowledgeable”
- “Great knowledge shown by the instructor – nice and friendly”
- “Very nice training and gaining good knowledge”
- “Made the course enjoyable, good information”
- “Course instructor was spot on and had great knowledge on Midas Meter and valves”For more information on the Midas Meter and enhanced training course, visit www.midasmeter.com or email us firstname.lastname@example.org