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KCM Services enhances plant reliability through the bespoke application of predictive maintenance techniques.  After preliminary risk analysis the technologies of Vibration Monitoring and advanced Thermal Imaging are applied to optimise plant health.

Tailor-made, PC based inspection systems can be designed, implemented and maintained, with comprehensive training and quality audits provided according to specific customer requirements.

KCM Services prides itself in its attention to detail, and being totally responsive to the individual needs of its customers, and having acquired extensive experience in many industries World-wide, including off-shore, petro-chemical, general manufacturing, food production and marine services, from the North East of the UK to the Far East of the World.

Company History

Offshore Oil & Gas 1987 - KCM Services was founded as a privately owned limited entity through a partnership between Engineering Manager Keith Badham and Hull-based Swan Power Transmission in Lorraine Street, Hull UK.

KCM initially provided vibration monitoring, vibration analysis and dynamic balancing. Our very first routine being the monthly vibration monitoring of 24 compressors for a Unilever refrigeration plant (this contract continued for 10 years until the facility was closed down due to works relocation).

1988 - Total company ownership transferred to Keith Badham after his purchase of Swan Power Transmissions 50% holding.

KCM offers clients a fully comprehensive Thermal Image Survey service in addition to our Vibration Analysis Condition Monitoring.

1987-2006 - KCM is established and industry recognised as an authority in the field of Condition Monitoring, applying the techniques in a PRACTICAL fashion to improve reliability, reduce unplanned downtime, and eliminating wasteful routines wherever appropriate.

KCM also offers clients bespoke training packages to suit individual needs, thus transferring the many years of our experience in the field of Condition Monitoring. The companies listed below represent a small percentage of our ever-growing client base of 65 different companies, all routinely employing the our services, in many areas of across the World

Despite our continued growth KCM has remained fully focused to customer requirements. We pride ourselves in offering our clients a quality, comprehensive and customer-friendly Condition Monitoring service.

Principle Accounts

International Marine Transportation

Mobil Shipping (Now International Marine Transportation or IMT)

Vibration monitoring and Thermal Imaging on crude and product oil tankers. Applying condition monitoring techniques to improve reliability and also avoiding wasteful maintenance routines were appropriate. This account has been running for over 12 years.

British Petroleum

British Petroleum Chemicals

Routine vibration monitoring in excess of 1,000 rotating machines, mostly pumps and fans on a large Chemical Complex. Also Thermographic inspections of electrical panels and pressure vessel insulations. This account has been active for over 15 years.

Singleton Birch Quarries

Singleton Birch Quarries

Thermographic survey service carried on Kilns and Electrical panels for 7-8 years, and have now set up and are carrying out routine vibration monitoring on the site conveyor drives, fans and pumps.


Corus, Workington

Vibration monitoring of site production drives and Thermographic inspection of all electrical panels, contract has been running for some 10 years+.

Shell Exploration

Shell Exploration

Offshore application of Condition Monitoring techniques, again to improve reliability and avoid unnecessary routines. This account has been running for over 12 years in various locations, Southern and Northern North Sea and Sabah and Sarawak gas platforms.

TTS Inspection Services

T.T.S. Inspection Services

T.T.S. is a wholly owned subsidiary of T.L.V. Japan (Steam Systems) and was started 7 years ago as a Condition Monitoring Service. KCM was employed to train the Engineers in all aspects of Condition Monitoring initially in Japan and subsequently wherever the expertise was required.

Company Capability Registrations

1. SAFE contractor accreditation (National Britannia)
2. First Point Assessment Ltd registered company (FPAL)
3. Person In Charge of Worksite (Shell Exploration)
4. BP Chemicals approved Technical Service (1990)
5. Mobil Shipping approved Contractor
6. 1997 Esso Tankers Safe Contactor award
7. All Engineers hold IOSH-SPA Safety Passport

Press Releases*

1. 1990
2. 1995
3. 2002

* Available on request.

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