In 2019, Enetics under license from NGA/NYSEARCH, commercialized the GasComm® Analytic Safety Monitoring System for steel applications. This system deploys a network of sensors in one keyhole-size space within the pipe to: 1) measure key network operating variables such as pressure, vibration, temperature, and water content, 2) communicate data to the operator via a number of means, including wireless communication through a pipe, and, 3) power itself from a number of sources.
The commercialized Enetics GasComm® unit for steel pipes is confirming the ability of this technology to monitor live pipelines in real time. This GasComm® system is certified as Class 1/Div 1 for Intrinsic Safety and it adheres to ASME pressure boundary requirements. Currently, the GasComm® can be transferred using a specific Remote Terminal Unit (RTU). Work is underway to allow seamless integration to existing utility-owned RTUs using a GasComm® control module. Also, Enetics and NYSEARCH are nearing completion of the GasComm® application for plastic pipe; the most prominent material used in Local Distribution Companies’ networks.
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For over thirty 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.