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Is your lab / NDT department ready for your customer’s digital transformation?

Thanks to significant technological advances, a lot is happening in the field of digital transformation. Processes that have been perfected in recent decades can be made even more efficient thanks to new innovations. In this article, we describe the opportunities for the steel industry in digital transformation, focused on making laboratories and NDT companies future-proof.

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Reduction of insurance costs

When things go wrong in the oil and gas industry, the consequences are often disastrous. Not merely financially, but also for the environment. And despite the fact that the industry has been pushing its own standards of safety for decades, better-monitored safety margins are a welcome addition in order to continue pushing those standards in the years to come.

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Life extension of assets in the oil and gas industry

Suppose you buy an asset with hundreds of individual steel parts that should last for about ten years. Say, for example, a platform. Then those ten years are the guaranteed lifespan of your asset and the parts it consists of. But what if some parts could last longer? Through controlled use, reduced use or by finding out that the product hasn’t worn out yet?

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Improve the value of assets. Cradle to Grave traceability (Part 2)

The value of an asset is directly related to the information that is known about its history. That’s why traceability is so incredibly important within the oil and gas industry. Assets not only need to function properly, but they also need to be financially viable. Especially now.

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Leave a better legacy for future engineers

The traceability of steel products is crucial. That’s why in this series we are looking at the Cradle to Grave traceability of steel. In this article, you will read more about the legacy of future engineers, and the impact that traceability will have on the world.

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Covid-19: an opportunity in the energy sector.

It is no secret that the energy industry is going through a difficult time. Investments are getting smaller, or sometimes even stopped. People are laid off and the number of orders is in free fall for some companies.

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Connecting the entire supply chain with one specifications checker

Imagine a supply chain in which all parties involved are able to save time and costs without being in each other’s way. Through blockchain technology and the innovative use of an online platform it is now possible to connect suppliers, labs, notified bodies, inspection agencies, manufacturers, stockists and end customers in just one system.

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6 ways to save cost while increasing quality in the steel supply chain for oil & gas

What if there was a way to improve the quality in the steel supply chain while still reducing costs?

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Traceability improves recyclability

Circular steel is steel that goes back into the production chain after being recycled, to be used again as new and green steel. Recycling steel is good for the environment and climate, but it is far from being as efficient as it could be.

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Webinar: Counterfeiting in the steel industry for oil & energy.

SteelTrace is hosting another webinar, this time we touch on the topic of Counterfeiting in the Steel industry. Together with our guests Fergus Mason, Linepipe Manager – Middle East at Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc and Mark Walsh CQP MCQI Technical Director of Q-Sys Solutions we will touch upon the various topics surrounding counterfeit material and its consequences.

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5 ways to find out if an MTC is fake

We all find it annoying, but we know they exist: fakers in the steel industry. Counterfeiters of certificates not only undermine confidence in the steel supply chain, they sometimes even contribute to failures and errors within a project.

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Webinar: Saving costs while gaining control of the supply chain

Maintain quality while shaving on costs, the holy grail for every company with a high focus on quality. During this webinar, we will deep dive into the business case of SteelTrace. How to maintain quality, while even reducing costs.

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