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Elecsys Announces Watchdog VIP Remote Monitoring Product


For corrosion protection monitoring applications, Watchdog VIP units ship from the factory pre-configured to measure volts, amps, and pipe-to-soil voltage potential, and to detect the presence of AC power.  The new product provides reliable wireless remote monitoring of cathodic protection rectifiers used to protect transmission and distribution pipelines, storage tanks, oil and natural gas well casings, bridge decks, piers, and other critical infrastructure assets from corrosion.  Operators can improve structure integrity and extend asset operational life with reliable measurement reporting, timely event alarms, and data trend analysis.

Elecsys recently deployed a variant of the Watchdog VIP, specifically designed for international markets, for field testing trials on pipeline, bulk storage, and offshore platform sites in the Middle East.  These field trials are part of a pilot program for a future project in the Persian Gulf region.

Karl B. Gemperli, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Corrosion of ageing infrastructure assets is a growing concern throughout the world with pipeline ruptures and structural failures becoming more common.  We believe the Watchdog VIP is an ideal solution for the corrosion control professional's need for a simple, reliable, and cost effective cathodic protection remote monitoring system."  Gemperli added, "This is the first product introduced by Elecsys based on our third generation Watchdog Flex platform.  The modular design of the Watchdog Flex system allows for the rapid development of innovative new product applications for specific remote monitoring requirements of diverse assets in extreme environments."

About Elecsys Corporation

Elecsys Corporation provides innovative machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications worldwide. Elecsys develops, markets, and supports proprietary technology and products under the Pipeline Watchdog, Radix, eXtremeTAG, SensorCast, Director, and DCI brand names.   

SOURCE Elecsys Corporation