PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Specialty Function Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Firms Admit Corrosion Monitoring Scam

Thursday, July 28, 2011

More items for Quality Control

Comment | More

Two UK companies have reached an out-of-court settlement with California’s Rohrback Cosasco Systems, admitting that they misrepresented equipment supplied to oil and gas customers as having been manufactured by COSASCO.

Rose Corrosion Services Limited and Techtools (Morden) Limited have both admitted the deception, according to a statement by COSASCO, also known as RCS.

 RCS

 RCS

Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS) was founded in 1950. Once owned by Masco Corp. and by Corrpro, the company became independent in 2003.

Rose and Techtools “have also accepted that the misrepresentations were calculated to lead and have in fact led to deception on the part of the public that products supplied by Rose were products manufactured or supplied by COSASCO,” the statement said.

The out-of-court settlement was reached just as the case was about to be decided in court, the company said.

Companies Decline Comment

Techtools, an import-export business based in Surrey, UK, has a website under construction and posts no information about itself.

Rose Corrosion, based in Berkshire, England, describes itself on its site as “a world class company specializing in corrosion monitoring and inhibition.” The company says it provides training and consulting services.

Neither Rose nor Techtools released a statement about the settlement.

RCS said the companies “have paid COSASCO an unspecified sum of money as monetary compensation, and will in future desist from passing off their products as original COSASCO products.”

The company said the dispute “arose after Rose, through Techtools, supplied sham corrosion monitoring products purported to be of genuine COSASCO manufacture to a Middle Eastern oil and gas operator.” It gave no other details.

Caught ‘Red-Handed’

COSASCO issued the following additional statement:

“We’ve known for some time that unscrupulous companies have on occasion passed off fake goods as COSASCO products, but we’ve been unable to catch them red-handed.  This is an important victory not only for us and our reputation, but also for our customers who rely on the unmatched quality of COSASCO to gain safe access to their high-pressure oil and gas systems.”

Established in 1950, Rohrback Cosasco Systems is a global provider of corrosion monitoring and chemical injection systems for the oil and gas, petrochemical, water treatment, chemical and other industries.

The company designs and manufactures corrosion monitoring systems and equipment, including instrumentation, probes, coupons, mechanical access systems, and integrated corrosion management servers and software.

At one time owned by Masco Corp. and then by Corrpro, RCS is now an independent company. In 1989, the company introduced its Integrated Corrosion Monitoring System (ICMS) product line to integrate its CORROSOMETER and CORRATER technologies. In 2009, it introduced the Microcor Wireless Transmitter for wireless corrosion monitoring in any process environment.

   

Tagged categories: Corrosion; Equipment; Laws and litigation; Pipelines; Quality control

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Online
Instrument Catalog

• Any Manufacturer
• Any Instrument
• Any Time
Visit www.ktagage.com
Or call 800-582-4243


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.


U.S. Zinc
Helping the World Work

We offer custom grades and packaging of zinc dust, oxide, metal and fines, U.S. Zinc provides direct shipping to locations worldwide. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment

Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
www.polyflexlinings.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com