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  • Title: ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. The ABS Group of Companies:.. ABS Consulting.. ABS Quality Evaluations.. EQECAT.. GenesisSolutions.. Safetec.. Technical Solutions.. for safe, reliable, and high performance operations.. Services.. Inspection and Verification.. Safety, Risk and Compliance.. Asset Performance Optimization.. Training and Competency Assurance.. Management Systems Certification.. Staffing and Outsourcing.. Software and Strategic Information.. Industries.. Oil & Gas.. Offshore Life Cycle Services.. Maritime.. Government.. Manufacturing.. Power.. Newsroom.. Press Releases.. Other News.. Contact Us.. Send Us an Email.. Employment Opportunities.. Helping Our Clients.. remain competitive in an evolving marketplace.. A Legacy of Service.. from design to decommissioning.. Developing Effective Solutions.. for safety, risk and integrity management.. and exceptional customer service.. Optimizing Wind Energy Assets.. for global on and offshore projects.. Follow Us.. Headlines.. October 07, 2013.. Jale Cairney to Speak at Sustainable M&A and Private Equity Conference in London.. October 05, 2013.. ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.. Receives COS Accreditation for SEMS  ...   provides a range of technical solutions to support safe, reliable and high-performance assets and operations.. We work in a variety of asset-intensive industries including marine, offshore and onshore oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, power generation and the public sector.. With more than 2,000 professionals in over 30 countries, ABS Group can deliver reliable solutions just across town, all around the world.. ABS Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of.. ABS.. , the world's leading marine and offshore classification society, founded in 1862.. The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment.. What We Do.. Where We Work.. Americas.. Europe.. Middle East.. West Africa.. Asia Pacific.. Australia.. Copyright 2013 ABS Group of Companies, Inc.. All rights reserved.. |.. Statement of Impartiality.. Terms of Use..

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  • Title: Technical Solutions | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: Technical Solutions for Safe, Reliable and High Performance Operations.. For more information.. Contact ABS Group directly via e-mail, telephone or fax:.. info@abs-group.. com.. | Tel: 1-281-673-2800 | Fax: 1-281-673-2950.. OR submit a question or request and we'll get back to you:.. Name.. Phone Number.. E-mail Address.. Sign me up for industry news, training schedules and event information from ABS Group.. Questions/Comments..

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  • Title: Inspection and Verification | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group of Companies, Inc.. ABS Plaza.. 16855 Northchase Dr.. Houston, TX 77060.. Tel: 1-281-673-2800.. Fax: 1-281-877-5946.. E-mail Us.. ABS Group provides independent engineering inspection and verification for all project phases, from conceptual design to decommissioning.. We apply a logical and value-added approach using good engineering practices applied to codes and standards to provide:.. Analyses to verify design integrity of associated systems and equipment for compliance with applicable design codes and standards, project specifications and underlying safety issues.. Criticality assessments to determine objectively where to focus verification activities.. Reviews and calculations to address design adequacy for materials, structural strength, piping, instrumentation, fluid flow hydraulics, flare gas dispersion and heat radiation.. Specialty services,  ...   (TPI) for new construction projects and in-service inspection, including Risk Based Inspection (RBI), for existing assets during operation and shutdown to assess the condition, operation and efficiency of equipment.. Source inspections are tailored to meet specific client needs and may include:.. Expert Witnessing.. Review of material test reports.. Mechanical tests, factory acceptance tests and hydrostatic and performance tests.. Welder's performance qualifications.. Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and performing visual examinations.. Review of weld procedure specifications and procedure qualifications.. Examination of edge preparation, fit-up and dimensional attributes.. Inspection of coatings.. Verification of quantities shipped, including proper packing and identification marking.. ABS Group also has numerous registrations with internationally recognized entities, governments, trade associations and professional societies..

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  • Title: Safety, Risk and Compliance Services | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group assists clients in a range of industries in the areas of Safety, Risk and Integrity Management.. Safety Management.. ABS Group delivers a range of Health, Safety Environmental (HSE) solutions including:.. HSE Program Development.. HSE Safety Case Development.. Process Safety Management.. and.. Process Hazards Analysis (PHA).. Safety Culture Assessment and Development.. Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Support.. We are leaders in the field of safety management, including in-depth expertise with U.. S.. andinternational regulations and requirements.. Risk Management.. At ABS Group, we help our clients assess and manage a range of business risks including:.. Natural Hazards Risk.. Operational and Major Accident Risk..  ...   systems and solutions.. From quantitative and probabilistic software-based risk modeling to qualitative hazard assessment, we help our clients design an overall risk management system or conduct a specific analysis.. Integrity Management.. At ABS Group, we help manage and optimize the integrity and life of our client's major assets with experts in the following Integrity Management areas:.. Asset Integrity Management (AIM).. Mechanical Integrity (MI).. Reliability and Maintenance Management.. Project Quality Management (PQM).. Project Supervision.. Software and Control Systems Integrity.. ABS Group engineers and integrity management experts develop programs that support asset performance and deliver measurable results reducing costs and minimizing operational impact and maximizing productivity..

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  • Title: Asset Performance Optimization | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group's suite of Asset Performance Optimization solutions include three key areas:.. Reliability Services.. Systems and Technology.. Strategy and Process.. This approach begins with an assessment of the current situation at a facility, in a division or across an entire enterprise, during which our Specialists will work with the client to develop multi-year asset management strategies for building and maintaining world-class capabilities and infrastructure.. Key to ROI Improvement.. By addressing maintenance cost and asset reliability, our reliability services deliver more output at lower operating costs without capital and include:.. Equipment / Asset Walk Downs.. Reliability Engineering.. PM Optimization.. Predictive Maintenance Program Development and Implementation.. Spare Parts Program.. Planning and Scheduling.. Reliability Program Implementation.. Efficiency and Compliance.. ABS  ...   Source Selections.. System Gap Analysis.. EAM / CMMS Implementations and Upgrades.. IBM Maximo Asset Management, In for EAM, Oracle EAM, SAP PM.. Calibration / Metrology Solutions.. Document Management and GIS Systems.. Hand-held Technologies.. System Integration.. System Validation.. EAM / CMMS Support.. ASP Hosting.. Optimized Systems.. Our empirical evaluation of operations processes and knowledge of leading-edge practices is behind the hard data used to customize your solution.. Our range of strategic services include:.. Asset management master planning,.. Maintenance master planning,.. Global EAM strategy development and planning,.. KPI development/benchmarking assessments,.. MRO supply chain optimization,.. Maintenance work management best practices,.. Workflow optimization,.. Planning and scheduling,.. Maintenance strategic sourcing,.. Reliability-centered maintenance program,.. Management seminars; and.. Training services (RCM, planning and scheduling)..

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  • Title: Training and Competency Assurance | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: Public and Private Courses.. We have delivered.. public and onsite courses.. as well as customized courses for decades.. In that time, nearly 30,000 attendees have received high-quality training that prepared them to implement programs using proven techniques in the areas of safety, security, risk, reliability, quality and the environment.. Each year our education programs help thousands of professionals both in the U.. and internationally.. Hundreds of course topics are available in both public venues and private customer locations.. Webinars and eLearning.. We provide a range of ongoing, complimentary.. Webinars.. focusing on industry current topics  ...   Competency Assurance Programs.. Our consultants can help design, develop and implement a comprehensive and customized program to assess and develop the competencies required for effective job performance.. We have clients in developing programs for technical competencies as well as supervisory and management competencies.. Competency assurance programs typically include assessment, skill and knowledge building, reinforcement and practice and ongoing mentoring.. Custom Training Solutions.. Our Instructional System Design (ISD) can help design and develop programs based on your specific job requirements and needs.. Skilled facilitators can also deliver your training courses to augment internal training staffs..

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  • Title: Management Systems Certification | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group provides.. services through our ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.. (.. ABS QE.. ).. subsidiary.. ABS QE is accredited by the largest and most respected bodies including:.. ANAB (U.. ).. The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is the U.. accreditation body for management systems.. ANAB accredits certification bodies for ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, as well as a number of industry-specific requirements, including:.. ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9003, AS9120, TL 9000, ISO 14001, RC14001, RCMS , ISO 13485.. CNCA (China).. The Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the People's Republic of China is an institution directly under the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.. With authorization of the State Council, it exercises the administrative responsibilities of unified management, supervision and overall coordination of certification and accreditation activities across the country.. EMA (Mexico).. The Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) accredits certification bodies for ISO 9001 quality management systems and  ...   following standard:.. ISO/TS 16949.. INMETRO (Brazil).. ABS QE is accredited by INMETRO for the following management systems:.. INN (Chile).. The National Institute of Standardization (INN) through Accreditation Division operates the National Accreditation System.. Current ABS QE INN accredited programs include:.. ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.. R.. v.. A (The Netherlands).. The RvA assists in making sure that interested parties can have confidence in all accreditations of conformity provided by and monitored by the RvA.. Â ABS QE current RvA accredited programs include:.. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 27001.. SAAS (U.. Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an accreditation agency founded to accredit and monitor organizations as certifiers of compliance with social standards, including the Social Accountability 8000 standard for ethical working conditions, the InterAction PVO Standards and other verification standards.. Â ABS QE is accredited by SAAS for the following standard:.. SA 8000 and BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative..

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  • Title: Staffing and Outsourcing | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group provides a range of expert resources to augment internal staff or to provide complete outsourcing of non-core organizational functions including, but not limited to:.. Inspection Management and Execution.. Project Quality Management and Quality Assurance.. Risk Assessment.. Plant Turnaround and Maintenance Management..

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  • Title: Software and Strategic Information | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: ABS Group is an innovator in developing technology solutions to help clients foresee incidents that might cause interruptions to operations and help them recover from natural and man-made disasters.. Our staff remains current as to industry trends through a variety of ways, including research and development (R D), Joint Industry Partnerships, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and risk management technical committees, panels and boards.. From root cause analysis to emergency planning and response, our proprietary software is developed from field-proven experience.. Our tools allow users to gather, analyze,  ...   individual buildings or multiple-facility complexes response to blasts/explosions.. LEADER.. Safety and risk analysis.. MIDAS.. Calculates the environmental impact of radionuclide releases from nuclear facilities under routine or accident conditions.. RISKMAN.. Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) of complex industrial systems including equipment failure data analysis, system failures and interactions and natural hazard impacts.. Root Cause Analysis Software.. An unprecedented approach to Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reporting.. THESIS.. Simplified, integrated risk management while clearly demonstrating compliance to all levels of an organization.. WORLDCATenterprise.. Catastrophe modeling and event impact analysis..

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  • Title: Offshore Life Cycle Services | ABS Group of Companies
    Descriptive info: offshore@abs-group.. Reliable Advice.. With independent technical advice and quality project management, ABS Group can provide informed assistance for each stage of the asset's life cycle.. Optimized Integrity.. With proven risk methods and reliable inspection services, ABS Group can deliver turnkey support for long-term asset integrity.. Sustained Performance.. From program administration and planning to quality management and training implementation, ABS Group offers solutions to help improve operations and performance across your organization.. Offshore Life Cycle Services.. The challenges of offshore oil and gas development projects are as vast as the areas of the world in which they operate.. From the technical challenges of ultra-deepwater, the Arctic and other harsh and demanding environments to the myriad international health, safety and environmental (HSE) standards and regulations, project owners must navigate an increasingly complex path from project concept to first oil.. Internal decision gates require diligence at each step to minimize costs, risks and missed milestones.. We understand these challenges and work each day through our offices around the world assisting owners and operators to chart a course to achieve their goals.. From fields in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and the North Sea to major shipyards in the Middle East, throughout Asia and around the globe, our engineers, surveyors and technical specialists are on the ground working to keep your project progressing.. Whether you have a new build project, major modification or conversion, we can help you manage risk, maintain safety and optimize asset integrity and performance.. Concept FEED.. The framework for a successful offshore  ...   Design Construction.. When a project moves into detailed design and construction, ABS Group continues to provide vital independent engineering verification and additional hazard reviews and assessments.. ABS Group assists with HSE and safety case development, project quality management and third-party source inspection to confirm that construction complies with pertinent specifications and standards.. Key services during design and construction include:.. Engineering analysis and verification.. Design analysis and plan review*.. Risk assessment including HAZID, HAZOP, QRA, FMECA and LOPA.. HSE, safety case and major accident risk avoidance.. Reliability and maintenance planning.. Maintenance management system integration.. Fire, blast and seismic modeling.. Source inspection.. Project quality management.. Project supervision.. Surveys during construction*.. Type approval for manufactured products.. Operations Decommissioning.. Offshore owners and operators strive to maximize efficiencies and minimize operating costs without increasing their exposure to risk.. From commissioning to drilling and production, ABS Group supports safe and reliable operations throughout the service life of an asset with a range of technology-based solutions.. When assets approach the end of their service life, ABS Group helps to assess alternatives for decommisioning or life extension.. These efforts can involve a range of risk, technical hazard, economic and environmental assessments to determine the path that best meets goals and objectives.. Key services during operations and decommissioning include:.. Drilling and control system services.. HSE support and safety studies.. Training and competency assurance programs.. Risk-based inspection.. Asset integrity management programs.. Corrosion management programs and monitoring.. Surveys after construction*.. Statutory inspections*.. Energy and environmental management.. Casualty response services*.. *Classification-related services provided by ABS..

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  • Title: Newsroom | ABS Group of Companies
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