In 2015, NACE International conducted a study on the global cost of corrosion. The IMPACT Study also found that reducing the exorbitant cost of corrosion could be realized if companies were to incorporate sound corrosion management practices.
While industry believed in the benefits of a corrosion management plan, they found it challenging to communicate this need effectively to those throughout their organizations.
For asset owners to implement a corrosion management plan, they require a corrosion management system framework that is understood and supported at every level of their organization involved in protecting assets, and even more importantly, they need to be able to justify corrosion control actions by business impact.
IMPACT PLUS was developed directly in response to these findings -- helping companies benchmark, maintain and/or improve corrosion management plans, extend asset life, and reduce the cost of corrosion in their organization.
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IMPACT PLUS is a one-of-a-kind, innovative product that enables asset owners to validate corrosion control actions by business impact and maintain a successful corrosion management plan. This is done through the IMPACT PLUS audit that provides recommendations for organizational improvement based on the Corrosion Management Maturity Model (CMMM) that helps organizations:
It is designed to advance corrosion management performance across all industry sectors from pipelines and bridges, to maritime and defense systems, and more.
IMPACT PLUS will enable the effective sharing and dissemination of corrosion management and asset longevity activity within your company. It is critical that this information is shared with relevant disciplines throughout the organization so that the true cost and benefits of a corrosion management and asset sustainability plan can be communicated and discussed to allow for informed decision making for your business.
Working with the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), an authority in benchmarking, best practices, process/performance improvement, and knowledge management, we developed IMPACT PLUS. It is a robust suite of tools that provides organizations with a:
IMPACT PLUS offers a number of features to help organizations in their journey along the Corrosion Management Maturity Model continuum including the ability to:
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You can take advantage of the benefits of IMPACT PLUS by utilizing trained internal resources or by engaging outside resources to help you navigate the product.
Trained IMPACT PLUS Navigators have the experience and consulting skills needed to assist you with:
IMPACT PLUS Navigators are qualified to put your organization on a path to improve your corrosion management stance, asset longevity, and maturity level. IMPACT PLUS Navigators are professionals that are:
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"As part of our continued focus on maintaining our water distribution system infrastructure, we are reimagining our approach to external corrosion prevention and mitigation. This critical work began by benchmarking our current corrosion management processes and procedures in the effort to improve system efficiency, reliability, and consumer satisfaction. The IMPACT PLUS Corrosion Management Maturity Model was an excellent audit tool which enabled us to critically assess our corrosion management practices and identify areas for growth."
- Nicholas D’Angelo, Associate Engineer, City of Cleveland, Division of Water
"The NACE International IMPACT PLUS audit process presents a unique opportunity for an organization to not only benchmark their current corrosion management strategy, but also develop a comprehensive road map to their desired state of a corrosion management system. CONSULEX Qualified IMPACT PLUS Navigators provide the guidance throughout the process, empowering that organization to achieve its corrosion management aspirations. The bottom line is improving asset integrity management"
- D. Terry Greenfield, Principal Consultant, CONSULEX