SKF USA gets ABS nod for condition monitoring

SKF USA, the SKF Solution Factory in Houston, which specialises in the offshore industry, has been certified with ‘External Specialist Recognition’ by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to provide Condition Monitoring services to the offshore industry. The recognition follows a practical demonstration of ‘Condition Monitoring on Thrusters’ and a comprehensive quality audit of SKF by ABS.

“The ‘Certificate of Service Recognition’ from ABS is becoming a requirement for many companies when selecting a condition monitoring supplier and obtaining it is a notable achievement”, says Dave Staples, SKF global service manager for traditional energy. “It was certainly worth our time and effort to work closely with ABS, to complete the approval process which is recognised by all drilling contractors and shipping companies.”

ABS is one of the largest certification organisations in the world for the Offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Industry. Achieving the certification from ABS is a key aspect of SKF’s long-term commitment to developing effective asset life cycle management strategies that reduce the total cost of ownership for our clients and, ultimately increase their profitability and reliable performance for their customers.