Meridium Expands Certified Services Provider Program Emerson Process Management, SGS Malaysia, and Bureau Veritas join Chiyoda Advanced Solutions, Fujitsu, Silcar in the Meridium Certified Services Provider Program

ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, today announced that Emerson Process Management, SGS Malaysia, and Bureau Veritas (Malaysia) have joined existing providers Chiyoda Advanced Solutions, Fujitsu (Japan), and Silcar in the Meridium Certified Services Provider program.

The Meridium Certified Services Provider (MCSP) program is a collaborative partnership established to allow industry providers to leverage Meridium's APM software in conjunction with the services they deliver to the marketplace.  The program also provides a global network of partners which can ensure the success of client projects by providing the highest-quality implementation services as a complement to services provided directly by Meridium.  The MCSP designation provides the APM community with a higher degree of confidence about which providers have established relationships with Meridium and who can deliver high-value services to improve APM initiatives, thus helping companies achieve their goals.

MCSP program members are evaluated and trained on Meridium best practices, methodologies and software.  Among other criteria, MCSP participants have demonstrated their skills and experience with various APM work processes, are utilizing Meridium APM technology for delivery of their services, and have completed MCSP training program requirements.

"Meridium has selected these companies to continue this initiative because all are thought-leaders and innovators in their industries and have adopted Meridium technology as the basis for their APM service delivery," according to Joe Nichols, Meridium VP Product Strategy.  "Each of these companies are also well established in their respective fields and geographic regions, allowing Meridium to provide the highest level of service and expertise available to customers that strive to lower operational risks, maximize asset availability and minimize costs."

Following certification, Meridium Certified Service Providers offer a variety of services to the marketplace including asset identification and criticality analysis, as well as maintenance strategy-development and -optimization programs using industry-leading techniques such as reliability centered maintenance. In addition, MCSP program members can offer comprehensive Mechanical Integrity programs, which include quantitative risk modeling, corrosion analysis and inspection program execution, as well as technical consulting and implementation services.

"The Meridium Certified Services Provider program represents the next step in our evolution as a company, as more and more of the world's leading services organizations adopt Meridium technology as their asset performance management platform of choice," says Bonz Hart, Meridium founder and CEO.  

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas ranks as the world's second largest group in conformity assessment and certification services in the fields of quality, health and safety, environment, and social responsibility ("QHSE") and the world leader in QHSE services not including raw materials inspection. Recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations, Bureau Veritas is present in 140 countries through a network of 1,000 offices and laboratories. It has more than 47,000 employees and a client base of more than 370,000.  Bureau Veritas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (BVM) started operations in March 1987 and has established itself as one of the leading classification societies and third party verification/certification company in oil/gas industry. Since 2006, BVM has established itself in Health, Safety markets by providing services locally. The main  office is in Kuala Lumpur with three branch offices (in Pasir Gudang, Miri and Kemaman) supported by 120 staff members who enable Bureau Veritas Malaysia to provide the required services in an efficient and cost effective manner.

About Chiyoda Advanced Solutions

In 2002, Chiyoda Advanced Solutions Corporation (ChAS) was formally established as a group company of Chiyoda Corporation, which is one of the largest Engineering Companies in Japan, in order to develop New Engineering Solution Business. ChAS specializes in Asset Integrity Management fields such as Process Improvement, Utility System Improvement, Equipment Reliability, Environmental Improvement, IT System Improvement, etc. ChAS has had a high reputation for the technological expertise and competitiveness in plant engineering fields. The expertise such as Computerized Fluid Dynamics, Acoustic Technology, Structural Dynamics, Material Engineering and Seismic Engineering, is based on the world-class-level know-how and experiences.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Meridium and Fujitsu will partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions.

About Silcar

Silcar is a 3,000 person Australian organization providing productivity and reliability for large scale and technically complex plant assets. Services include asset management, design, construction, operations and maintenance. Silcar operates across a range of industries and essential services including power generation, electrical distribution, manufacturing, mining and telecommunications. Established in 1993, Silcar is jointly owned by Siemens Limited and Thiess Services Pty Limited. www.silcar.com.au

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

About Meridium

Meridium Inc. is the global leader in asset performance management solutions for process, power, mining and discrete manufacturing industries. With Meridium software and services, companies will accelerate profitability through effective asset strategies, thus increasing asset reliability and improving the performance of their production assets. Developing or improving these asset strategies also has a direct, positive impact on operational excellence by reducing financial, health and safety, and production risk; optimizing maintenance costs; ensuring regulatory compliance and decreasing the potential for undesirable incidents. Industry leaders such as Eastman Chemical, Marathon Oil, Anglo Platinum, and Xcel Energy rely on Meridium for enterprise wide asset performance. Meridium is headquartered in Roanoke, VA, USA, with regional offices in Houston, TX, USA; Dubai, UAE; Bangalore, India; Ricasoli, Malta; and Perth, Australia. www.meridium.com

SOURCE Meridium Inc.



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