SGS to Hold Internal Tank Calibration Workshop in Malaysia

On October 8-12, 2012, SGS provides an internal tank calibration workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / October Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

Geneva, (PresseBox) - Scheduled from the 8th until the 12th of October, this exceptional SGS workshop will be held at the SGS Malaysia Shah Alam branch, twenty minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur and forty-five minutes from the international airport. Daily transportation to and from the hotel and SGS offices will be provided. Refreshments and lunch are also included in the workshop which will be held in the English language.

Dealing specifically with internal tank calibration, this exclusive SGS workshop aims to streamline tank calibration within the SGS Group and increase benefit among SGS partners. Sharing the expertise of SGS affiliates successfully working in tank calibration and tank inspection, within this workshop and beyond, will significantly affect SGS ability to satisfy customers around the world. Additional workshop objectives intended to greatly increase efficiency are to streamline SGS tank calibration methods and consolidate SGS expertise within the Industrial and OGC business units. Considered an investment for the SGS business unit, this workshop offers SGS field technicians access to the expert training of experienced Tank Competency Center instructors in calibration procedures.

Technicians wishing to participate in the SGS Malaysia internal tank calibration workshop training for calculation using Calisoft must possess abundant experience in shore tank calibration using traditional methods such as strapping/orlm and optional EODR. They must be active calibrators calibrating tanks each year, exhibiting basic reasoning skills and demonstrating sound body and mind.

Those registering for live field exercise trainings should be certified in confined space training and extensively experienced in shore tank calibration using the traditional methods previously mentioned. These candidates are also required to be active calibrators regularly calibrating tanks, to exhibit basic reasoning skills and to be of sound body and mind. This particular program consists of hands-on training dealing with field measurement, field documents, field check procedures for the theodolite (angles and length) and in-office check procedures for the theodolite.

Workshop Agenda

- Calibration Procedures (Duration: 1 day):

Buried or semi-mounded dome-ended horizontal tanks (measurement access from inside tank only)
Above ground storage tanks

- Automated gathering of laser-surveyed raw data using Tank Calibration (TC)

embedded software on Leica 1200 theodolite

- Processing of collected data using TC Excel template with enabled macros (4 hours)
- Processing of collected laser data using Excel template for settlement, tilt and out of round and other data for Tank Assessment Reports

Duration: 1 day

- CaliSoft (Duration: 3 days):

Processing of data and the production of tables, i.e. the software used to produce the table and generate client reports

- Optional live exercise at site (optional)

SGS Malaysia looks forward to welcoming interested and enthusiastic participants to Kuala Lumpur and anticipates an informative and productive workshop on quality internal tank calibration.

About SGS Storage Tank Inspection, Audit and Calibration

As a notified body, SGS provides trusted and independent safety assessment, testing and verification services which prevent accidental leaks and costly decontamination measures by conducting regular inspections. With accurate calibration services, SGS inspectors are able to provide clear insight into precise tank capacity and volume. SGS verified compliance to local regulations and relevant standards and codes, assures storage tank integrity. Each of these SGS services increases confidence, protects investment and adds extra value to client assets.

When storing hazardous substances, reducing risk of leakage is vital. Storage tank corrosion can cause devastating environmental contamination and substantial financial losses. Therefore, it is imperative that tank safety and reliability be ensured. SGS inspection, audit and calibration services assist in preventing avoidable disaster and warranting storage tanks compliant to all relevant regulations and standards. SGS offers a comprehensive range of services for both underground storage tanks (UST) and above ground storage tanks (AST).

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