Enetics develops, tests sensor for gas utilities
Victor-based Enetics Inc. has completed development and beta testing of GasComm, a sensor that provides gas utilities with a cost-effective method of providing autonomous operational monitoring of their steel pipe distribution gas network.
GasComm is designed to be strategically installed at remote points throughout the distribution system where control functions are not required. The data acquired from these points can be used for alarming, asset condition assessment, trending, modeling, improved manpower deployment and reporting.
Enetics is offering the GasComm system, which includes the GasComm sensor, a rugged, battery-operated remote telemetry unit with a cellular modem, and user interface software.
The system will be useful in gathering information from data-rich points in remote sections of pipe and can be installed in parallel to supervisory control and data acquisition systems for validation, said Jeff Kramer, president of Enetics said.
Development of the GasComm sensor has been supported by several NYSEARCH members for many years. The organization is a group of natural gas local distribution companies who have a common interest and need for research and technology development and demonstration.
“NYSEARCH seeks to design, develop and test products and methods for real-time sensing in the gas pipeline system. Acquiring and analyzing data from various field points in live pipeline conditions are important means to proactively address maintenance and operational issues,” said Daphne D’Zurko, Executive Director, NYSEARCH. “Additional data enables our members to methodically and proactively increase system stability and operational safety,” stated D’Zurko.
Founded in 1996, Enetics develops products for monitoring and managing energy-based Internet of Things infrastructures including data acquisition, recording, telemetry and analytics.