1985 - PCMS Developed
Within the SOHIO (BP) research lab, PCMS™ is developed by Robert P. Buhrow and programmed
by Ron J. Schuster. The manual piping circuit corrosion analysis was completely enhanced
and reprogrammed for use on an IBM personal computer using state-of-the-art techniques.
Mr. Buhrow states "This user friendly program permits automatic computer determination of
risk levels and inspection frequencies depending on actual physical and location factors.
No inspector can afford to be without it."
1990 - PCMS™ Commercial Version
PCMS spins-off from BP to focus on software development. A Visual Inspection Module
and Relief Valve Module are added to the product portfolio.
1991 - PCMS™ holds 1st Annual User Conference
PCMS™ forms a User Group comprised of users of the product to drive future development.
PCMS™ holds its first annual User Conference in Houston, TX where product enhancement
initiatives and industry trends are discussed and voted on for future incorporation into
the PCMS product.
2000 - Development of Live Link to SAP
PCMS™ introduces live link with SAP. Module is seen as a way to close the loop between
inspection and maintenance. OSHA Auditors highly praise PCMS™ and endorse solution as a
key component in achieving VPP Star status.
2003 - MISTRAS purchases PCMS™
MISTRAS purchases PCMS™ and program becomes centerpiece of services offering. MISTRAS
overall strategy is developed that combines the company's industry-leading and innovative
products, systems and software technologies, expertise in mechanical integrity (MI) and
nondestructive testing (NDT) services and proprietary data warehousing and expert analysis
software to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of customized solutions, ranging from
routine inspections to complex, plant-wide asset integrity assessments and management.
2008 - Integrated Risk Based Inspection Developed in PCMS
MISTRAS develops integrated Risk Based Inspection Calculator in PCMS™. The
Semi-Quantitative RBI Calculator developed by using base models and theory from API 580, 581,
RIMAP Petrochemicals, Tischuk T-OCA, as well as PCMS RBI Subcommittee enhancements.
2010 - PCMS becomes Corporate Standard of Valero Energy
PCMS™ is selected as the corporate mechanical integrity software solution for Valero Energy,
who is the largest independent U.S. Refiner. All 13 sites will convert their existing
Inspection Data Management System to PCMS™ and implement the integrated RBI Module.
2011 - PCMS becomes Corporate Standard of 3rd largest Integrated Oil Company
PCMS™ is selected as the corporate mechanical integrity software solution for the 3rd
largest integrated Oil Company, ConocoPhillips. Upstream, Midstream, and Refining Business
Units will transition from their existing Inspection Data Management System to PCMS™.
2011 - PCMS 20th Annual User Conference has record attendance
PCMS™ hosts its largest User Conference date. Over 80 participants from some of the
largest Oil and Gas customers in the world attend the 3 day conference in San Antonio, TX.
PCMS™ unveils PCMS version 8.0 as well as the PCMS™ implementation Manager to
help support product use and best practices.