Enetics and NYSEARCH Announce Availability of the GasComm
Remote Natural Gas Distribution Monitor
NYSEARCH Member-Funded Development of the GasComm Sensor Array is Complete and Commercially Available
VICTOR, N.Y., June 30, 2020 - Enetics, Inc., in cooperation with NYSEARCH and the Northeast Gas Association, has completed the development and nationwide beta testing phase of the GasComm® Sensor Array. This sensor is an advanced IoT safety monitoring instrument designed for installation throughout the natural gas distribution network. The ability to monitor flow volume, flow velocity, static pressure, temperature, humidity, and vibration in a single, hot-tapped node installation provides gas utilities with a highly cost-effective method of providing autonomous operational monitoring of their steel and PE 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 array, an IP68 battery-operated recording telemetry unit (RTU) with a cellular modem, and the EneticsEDGE User Interface software.
Development of the GasComm sensor has been supported by NYSEARCH members for many years. “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.
“We are excited to deliver this product to the natural gas distribution industry,” said Jeff Kramer, president of Enetics, Inc. “Not only is this an excellent solution for acquiring information from data-rich points in remote sections of pipe, but the ability to provide fast alarm notifications to the user for years without the need for site visits makes this ideal for monitoring network blind spots without the need for expensive power drops or radio network installations. The system can operate totally standalone, or also be inexpensively installed in parallel to existing SCADA systems for grid-independent data validation.”
The GasComm system is available now from Enetics, Inc.
About Enetics, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Enetics delivers complete solution packages for monitoring and managing energy-based IoT infrastructures including data acquisition, recording, telemetry and analytics. Our solutions utilize existing wireless infrastructure and cloud technology to provide simple and reliable methods of capturing the data our customers require. All our products are designed to employ wireless communication and ultra-low power technologies for extended battery life in the field.
For over 30 years, NYSEARCH has worked as a consortium of natural gas Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) who have a common interest and need for research and technology development and demonstration. Today, as part of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), NYSEARCH manages over (30) projects in various stages of development for LDCs, transmission companies, federal agencies and their manufacturing and commercial partners. NYSEARCH is located in Parsippany, NJ and NGA is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.
Media Contact: Michele Allen of Enetics, Inc: 585-924-5010