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When and where did Monitor Systems start business ?
Monitor Systems Scotland Limited was established in Aberdeen Scotland in 1997.
What type of company is Monitor Systems?
Monitor Systems is a (private limited company); an engineering company engaged in 'instrumentation and rig/vessel monitoring equipment' design, manufacture, test, certification and supply.
What services do Monitor Systems offer?
Monitor Systems Engineering offers in situ detailed survey, upgrade and conversion of offshore jack-up rigs, semi-submersibles, platforms, drillships, support vessels and FPSOs; with full on site detailed survey and reporting for all instrumentation monitoring, handling and control systems.
Rig Systems Survey: Our technical surveys include the survey/reporting of all safety critical instrumentation and monitoring systems in hazardous and safe area environments on offshore drilling rigs and platforms. Our rig survey experience has allowed us to survey over 100 rigs worldwide since 1997, supporting our clients in every corner of the globe.
Engineered Products and Systems: The company has built a significant reputation providing high quality bespoke and regular engineering solutions for safe and hazardous working areas in the global oil and gas sector. Held in high regard for complex problem solving and the ability to provide reliable and workable monitoring and measurement solutions, the extensive industry experience, innovation and commitment of our technical and engineering teams has been fundamental to the company’s success and positioned Monitor Systems as the preferred vendor to an increasing number of leading drilling companies.
Project Management: We have significant experience in understanding our customers' needs and developing feasible and accurate project plans, as well as mobilising the necessary resources required to deliver projects both on time and on budget around the world.
In which industries do Monitor Systems operate?
Monitor Systems works directly with the oil & gas and marine industry worldwide. The company undertakes projects directly for rig/vessel owners and operators.
Does the company operate worldwide?
Monitor Systems operates worldwide from its headquarters based in Aberdeen Scotland. The company also has representation in Singapore, Norway and Dubai.
Products / Systems and Services
What key products and systems do Monitor Systems specialise in?
Significant areas of experience and expertise include Vessel Management Systems (VMS), Ballast Control & Tank Gauging systems, Bilge Monitoring & Control, Rack Phase Differential Monitoring (RPD), Bulk Tank Control and Monitoring systems, Blow Out Preventer Control BOP Panels, Water Tight Door Monitoring & Control systems, Rig Talkback, Brace & Void Leak Detection, Anchor Windlass Monitoring, Machinery Alarm Monitoring systems, Fire Damper Monitoring and Well Control HPHT.
Does Monitor Systems have any distributor partners?
ITT / C'treat: Reverse Osmosis Watermakers. Monitor Systems Engineering are exclusive UK distributors for C’treat Reverse Osmosis Watermakers and associated accessories and components.
The company is also proud to be in partnership with a select group of industry leaders and professionals, offering full sales, service and support on a local, national and international level.
Automasjon and Data AS: Meteorological and oceanographic data systems.
Measurement Technology NW (MTNW): LCI 90 wire-rope Anchor Windlass Monitoring Systems.
Technical Marine Services (TMS): LevelComm 100 Pneumatic (Bubbler) Tank Gauging Sensors.
Bohr: Drill-Pro Total Drilling Data & Information Acquisition Systems.
Markload: Safe Working Load Indicator & Monitoring Systems.
Are your products and systems industry compliant and certified?
Monitor Systems designs, builds, installs and commissions monitoring systems and instrumentation in compliance with key industry standards. API Standards (API 16C, 16D, 53, 14F, 18C, ATEX, IECEx and CE Marking (ATEX, Machinery, PED, EMC, LV).
ATEX: As of July 2003, organisations in the EU must follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere.
Monitor Systems are suppliers of ATEX certified products, including pressure switches and transducers, level and flow switches and also custom made level and temperature switches and sensors etc. The ATEX mark signifies that equipment is suitable for use in hazardous environments with a potentially explosive atmosphere. All products have undergone rigorous testing and carry the necessary ATEX certification and labelling.
IECEx: The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. (Ex) areas can be known by different names such as 'Hazardous Location', 'Hazardous Areas', 'Explosive Atmospheres', and relate to areas where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion.
CE Marking: Systems and assemblies manufactured at Monitor Systems are in compliance with the relevant EU Directives and where applicable they are CE marked.
Do you need to comply with third party testing & product certification?
Monitor Systems ensures to comply with NORSOK, DNV, LLYODS, ABS etc requirements. Monitor Systems has many years proven experience in third party testing and certification to relevant industry / country standards.
Does Monitor Systems have a USP?
Monitor Systems has built a significant reputation and experience in providing high quality bespoke and regular engineering solutions for safe and hazardous working areas. The company is held in high regard for complex problem solving and has the unique ability to provide reliable and workable monitoring and measurement solutions.
The extensive industry experience, innovation and commitment of our technical and engineering teams has been fundamental to the company’s success and positioned Monitor Systems as the preferred vendor to an increasing number of leading drilling companies and rig owners.
Q.H.S.E and Q.A.
Does Monitor Systems have a QHSE policy?
Monitor Systems place emphasis on the health, safety and welfare of all our employees, contractors and visitors. We conduct our activities in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and in alignment with other relevant statutory provisions and approved codes of practice.
We are responsible to protect the environment and build this into our policies and processes. The company sees the effective implementation of QHSE as essential to the future success of our company.
QHSE is treated as a line management responsibility and improvement ideas are actively sought, reviewed and supported by management with the aim of promoting seamless delivery of services via tried and tested management systems and procedures.
Is the company ISO 9001 certified?
BS EN ISO 9001: Monitor Systems is an ISO 9001 certified company, with an outstanding reputation for the quality of our work, project management and on-time deliveries. As we control all of our key processes in-house, we are able to offer a level of quality assurance and reliable deliveries that our competition simply cannot.
Aside from meeting industry benchmarks for quality, at Monitor Systems quality has culture embedded in our staff, who take immense pride in the quality of what we produce. Our personnel have had exposure to many facets of the Industry, we understand the implications of quality issues in the oil and gas environment.
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