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DCG News - Corr MD Released

Dublin, OH, USA, March 14, 2008

Corr MD, a state-of-the-art data management and integration tool is being released by CC Technologies (now DNV CCT), a DNV company, in cooperation with DCG, Inc. This is a long awaited release that will prevent corrosion and increase the availability of pipeline data.


Corr MD is an integrated data management tool that maintains vital information regarding the integrity of both onshore and offshore pipeline systems. It provides operators with the information needed to analyze data and prevent corrosion problems.

One of the driving forces behind the development of Corr MD was a study conducted by DNV CCT and NACE International on the enormous cost of corrosion in the US. The study estimated that corrosion is costing pipeline operators approximately $7 billion USD per year. Acknowledging this reality, the pipeline industry has long been asking for an integrated decision tool that can manage corrosion data and data for integrity assessments.

With the release of Corr MD, DNV CCT and DCG are taking the first step towards achieving a complete set of integrated decision tools needed by the industry to manage pipeline integrity threats.

Operators need to know what information to collect in order to ensure that corrosion activities, such as monitoring and mitigation, are managed properly. Corr MD provides both guidance for collecting the data and directions for proper usage and data management. Unlike current risk-management and corrosion assessment tools, Corr MD manages information from a multitude of corrosion monitoring and test results, such as gas analysis, coupon monitoring, liquid composition, pig residues, inhibitor and biocide use, operational conditions, etc.

Corr MD software can be customized based on client input to ensure that the exact needs are met. The tool includes interactive, logic-driven data entry forms and can be used both as a stand-alone application and with network-wide usage, providing centralized data management with multi-user access. User-defined reporting parameters, data assessment, record retention and automated task scheduling support the requirements and assist in compliance with 49 CFR 192 and 49 CFR 195 in the US and CSA Z662 in Canada. The tool also offers tiered security levels and image-storing capacity and is compliant with Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS), Orbit+Pipeline and other industry-recognized risk and integrity management systems.

The first release of the program focuses on internal corrosion management, but subsequent releases will target key integrity tools required for corrosion management, activity planning and budgeting.

Corr MD will be demonstrated at the NACE Corrosion 2008 conference March 16-20, 2008 in New Orleans at the DNV CCT booth number 525.


About DNV CCT and DCG

CC Technologies (now DNV CCT) is a fully owned subsidiary of DNV, an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment. DNV helps customers safely and responsibly improve their business performance through a network of 300 offices in 100 countries with a special focus on maritime and energy sectors.

DNV CCT delivers engineering, research, and testing services, specializing in corrosion control, fitness-for-service, pipeline and plant integrity analysis, corrosion monitoring, materials evaluation and selection, and design and development of instrumentation and software.

DCG is a software development firm that specializes in database applications for engineering and process control. DCG has been developing for the pipeline industry for seventeen years. The majority of applications developed for this industry have been used to help clients solve corrosion management problems. DCG possesses a high level of expertise in all phases of software development including conceptualization, user interface design, database support, integration and software architecture.


Contacts:

Lynsay Bensman, phone: (614) 761-1214, e-mail: Lynsay.Bensman@dnv.com or corrmd@dnv.com

Communication Manager, phone +47 977 23 133, e-mail: Svein.Inge.Leirgulen@dnv.com