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Pure Technologies | Date: 2015-02-11

The present invention relates to a method for identifying and locating a defect in a metal rail, and includes the steps of positioning a first magnetic sensor at a distance above a rail, the first magnetic sensor being configured to measure a magnetic field of the rail; advancing the sensor along a length of the rail; sampling magnetic field measurements; determining multiple magnetic field gradients over different pluralities of samples; identifying a defect in the rail based on a change in one or more of the magnetic field gradients; and determining a position of the defect at a particular distance from the magnetic sensor based on a degree of variation in the magnetic field gradients.


News Article | August 8, 2017
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia & CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sierra Systems Group Inc. (Sierra Systems), in collaboration with Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure; TSX: PUR), has been named a winner for the Canadian Microsoft IMPACT Awards 2017 for the Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Award. The awards took place on July 9th at the Marriott Hotel, Washington D.C. as part of Microsoft’s Inspire Conference, formerly called Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). The annual event, now in its 14th year, celebrates outstanding achievement across Microsoft’s community of partners, system integrators and service providers who are committed to the pursuit of quality and innovation. The Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Award is specifically focused on recognizing partners that have delivered innovative solutions using Big Data and Analytics capabilities. Sierra Systems partnered with Pure to provide a new approach in analyzing pipeline data to help make strategic business decisions much faster. The collaborative effort involved the development of a deep learning artificial intelligence system that was trained to recognize and classify water pipeline leak audio patterns. With the new predictive analytic techniques, the process can now accurately identify leaks at a rate 150 times faster than previous methods, based on initial results. The system is scalable to manage multiple pipeline inspections in parallel, resulting in massive gains in efficiency. It is now more effective to take unstructured data from the field and convert the information to drive predictive maintenance. The complete case study can be viewed at https://www.sierrasystems.com/digital-transformation/. “The Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, and Data Analytics are essential for business responsiveness. Sierra Systems is leveraging Microsoft Azure intelligent Cloud services, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to develop new and transforming solutions for our clients to better their business,” said Pat Kaiser, Chief Operating Officer, Sierra Systems. “With a growing number of pipeline inspections utilizing our technologies and solutions, it is critical to provide our clients with a faster turnaround on their data,” said Robert Budianto, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Production of Pure. “This has increased the value of our services by allowing clients to implement better and timely maintenance strategies to manage their pipeline infrastructure into the future.” Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and founded in 1966, Sierra Systems is an IT services firm offering a full range of advisory, systems integration, and managed application services. With operations across Canada, Sierra Systems has developed deep expertise in its targeted industries and has earned a reputation for delivering superior solutions that strengthen the business operations of organizations in their communities. Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international asset management, technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world. Pure’s business model incorporates four distinct but complementary business streams: "The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release"


This report studies Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering  Pure Technologies  Synodon  Honeywell  Perma-Pipe  Diakont Advanced Tehnologies  Siemens  Schneider Electric  Enbridge  FMC Technologies  OMEGA Engineering  Pentair  TTK  Krohne Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like  North America  Europe  China  Japan  Southeast Asia  India Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into  Type I  Type II  Type III Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System in each application, can be divided into  Application 1  Application 2  Application 3 Global Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Market Research Report 2016  1 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Market Overview  1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System  1.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Segment by Type  1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System by Type in 2015  1.2.2 Type I  1.2.3 Type II  1.2.4 Type III  1.3 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Segment by Application  1.3.1 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015  1.3.2 Application 1  1.3.3 Application 2  1.3.4 Application 3  1.4 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Market by Region  1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System (2011-2021) 7 Global Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis  7.1 Pure Technologies  7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.1.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.1.2.1 Type I  7.1.2.2 Type II  7.1.3 Pure Technologies Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.2 Synodon  7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.2.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.2.2.1 Type I  7.2.2.2 Type II  7.2.3 Synodon Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.3 Honeywell  7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.3.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.3.2.1 Type I  7.3.2.2 Type II  7.3.3 Honeywell Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.4 Perma-Pipe  7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.4.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.4.2.1 Type I  7.4.2.2 Type II  7.4.3 Perma-Pipe Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.5 Diakont Advanced Tehnologies  7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.5.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.5.2.1 Type I  7.5.2.2 Type II  7.5.3 Diakont Advanced Tehnologies Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.6 Siemens  7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.6.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.6.2.1 Type I  7.6.2.2 Type II  7.6.3 Siemens Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.7 Schneider Electric  7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.7.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.7.2.1 Type I  7.7.2.2 Type II  7.7.3 Schneider Electric Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.8 Enbridge  7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.8.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.8.2.1 Type I  7.8.2.2 Type II  7.8.3 Enbridge Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.9 FMC Technologies  7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.9.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.9.2.1 Type I  7.9.2.2 Type II  7.9.3 FMC Technologies Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.10 OMEGA Engineering  7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.10.2 Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Product Type, Application and Specification  7.10.2.1 Type I  7.10.2.2 Type II  7.10.3 OMEGA Engineering Oil and Gas Pipeline Leak Detection System Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.11 Pentair  7.12 TTK  7.13 Krohne


LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2016) - Investing in Canada's infrastructure today will help create jobs, grow the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families for years to come. That is why the governments of Canada and Ontario have invested in the HELP Clean Water (Huron Elgin London Project for Clean Water) project to provide a reliable source of safe, clean water to residents of Southwestern Ontario. Celebrating another important project milestone today were Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Cathy Burghardt-Jesson, Board Chair, Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System. Mike Wrigglesworth, Senior Vice President of Pure Technologies, also participated in the event. The focus of today's event was the completion of the Acoustic Fibre Optic (AFO) Monitoring System, which will help ensure clean water for Southwestern Ontario residents. AFO monitoring technology is an industry-leading system that monitors and records the deterioration of pipelines, which will reduce future costs by helping to identify and proactively repair pipes before they break. Of the estimated $179,784,242 total project cost for the HELP Clean Water project, the Government of Canada is contributing $49,985,307 through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component, and the Government of Ontario is contributing $49,984,974. "The Government of Canada is committed to engaging with regional partners to ensure that Southwestern Ontario residents have a reliable source of clean water. We are proud to support regional and innovative initiatives that will grow the middle class and help communities across Canada meet their key priorities as we build the Canada of the 21st century." - Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities "Having access to clean water is incredibly important. That's why our government is supporting the HELP program. And I'm delighted to say that the Acoustic Fibre Optic Monitoring System is now complete. This is a testament to the great things that can happen when all levels of government work together to support the community." - The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs "An infrastructure initiative of this magnitude is only possible when all levels of government work together as equal partners. We are grateful to our senior levels of government for their commitment to clean water for our region. We are particularly proud of our regional partnership, whose members had the foresight and fortitude to create HELP Clean Water. This regional initiative offers a unique and effective approach to regional infrastructure renewal and investment."


LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 18 nov. 2016) - En investissant dès aujourd'hui dans les infrastructures canadiennes, nous aiderons à créer des emplois, à faire croître la classe moyenne et à favoriser un niveau de vie élevé pour les Canadiens et leurs familles pendant de nombreuses années. C'est pourquoi les gouvernements du Canada et de l'Ontario ont investi dans le projet HELP Clean Water (Huron Elgin London Project for Clean Water), afin de fournir une source fiable d'eau propre et sécuritaire aux résidents du sud-ouest de l'Ontario. Aujourd'hui, Peter Fragiskatos, député de London-Centre-Nord, au nom de l'honorable Amarjeet Sohi, ministre de l'Infrastructure et des Collectivités, et Cathy Burghardt-Jesson, présidente du conseil d'administration, Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System, ont souligné l'atteinte d'un autre jalon important dans le cadre du projet. Mike Wrigglesworth, premier vice-président de Pure Technologies, a aussi participé à l'événement. L'événement d'aujourd'hui visait à souligner l'achèvement du système de surveillance acoustique par fibre optique, qui permettra d'offrir une eau potable propre aux résidents du sud-ouest de l'Ontario. La technologie de surveillance acoustique par fibre optique est un système de pointe qui permet de surveiller et de consigner des renseignements sur la détérioration des conduites, ce qui diminuera les coûts futurs puisque le système aidera à identifier et à réparer de façon proactive les conduites avant qu'elles ne brisent. Le gouvernement du Canada alloue 49 985 307 $ dans le cadre du volet Grandes infrastructures du Fonds Chantiers Canada au titre du coût total du projet HELP Clean Water, estimé à 179 784 242 $, et le gouvernement de l'Ontario y alloue 49 984 974 $. « Le gouvernement du Canada s'engagé à collaborer avec ses partenaires régionaux pour veiller à ce que les résidents du sud-ouest de l'Ontario aient accès à une source fiable d'eau propre. Nous sommes fiers d'appuyer des initiatives régionales novatrices qui permettront de faire croître la classe moyenne et d'aider les collectivités du Canada à réaliser leurs grandes priorités tandis que nous bâtissons le Canada du 21e siècle. » - Peter Fragiskatos, député de London-Centre-Nord, au nom de l'honorable Amarjeet Sohi, ministre de l'Infrastructure et des Collectivités « Il est prodigieusement important d'avoir accès à de l'eau propre. C'est pourquoi notre gouvernement appuie le programme HELP. Et je suis ravie que le système de surveillance acoustique par fibre optique est fin prêt. Cela témoigne des grandes choses qui peuvent être réalisées quand tous les paliers gouvernementaux travaillent en collaboration pour soutenir la collectivité. » - L'honorable Deb Matthews, vice-première ministre et députée provinciale de London-Centre-Nord, au nom de l'honorable Jeff Leal, ministre de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Affaires rurales « La réalisation d'un projet d'infrastructure de cette envergure n'est possible que lorsque tous les ordres de gouvernement collaborent en tant que partenaires égaux. Nous sommes reconnaissants envers les ordres de gouvernement supérieur pour l'engagement qu'ils ont pris à l'égard de l'approvisionnement en eau propre dans notre région. Nous sommes particulièrement fiers de notre partenariat régional, dont les membres ont eu la sagesse et le courage de créer l'initiative HELP Clean Water. Cette initiative régionale offre une approche unique et efficace pour les investissements dans les infrastructures régionales et le renouvellement de ces infrastructures. » Plan d'infrastructure de plus de 180 milliards de dollars du gouvernement du Canada : http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-fr.html Investissements fédéraux dans les infrastructures en Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-fra.html.


Patent
Pure Technologies | Date: 2015-08-05

A sensor unit for use in sensing conditions in a pipeline comprises an untethered ball-shaped sensor unit adapted to roll along the interior surface of a pipeline, and an instrument package within the ball-shaped sensor unit. The package contains at least one magnetometer or accelerometer. Preferably, three magnetometers, arranged orthogonally, are present. Other sensors can also be present as required, such as an acoustic sensor to detect leaks and a temperature or chemical sensor. Recording means record the data acquired by the magnetometer(s) or accelerometer and the sensors, and optionally also record a timing trace.


Patent
Pure Technologies | Date: 2012-05-30

Discloses methods to perform magnetic testing of tensioning elements in a pre-stressed concrete cylinder, such as a pipe or water reservoir and testing apparatus. The apparatus includes magnetic flux production means and detector means disposed proximal to a surface of the cylinder in a plane in common with the magnetic flux production means that is orthogonal to an axis of the cylinder. The apparatus operates over a range of low frequency signals, for example, between 20 and 300 hertz or a pulse. Output of the inspection apparatus includes a signal and distance plot showing the results of testing a cylinder at one or more frequencies. In accordance with another method of analysis, a characteristic of the phase of the output over distance is plotted, including the phase or representations of the in-phase or quadrature components of the received signal in relation to the driving signal.


Patent
Pure Technologies | Date: 2013-12-30

The invention relates to a novel tethered sensing system having a tethered sensing unit which is connected to a surface location through a tether with no electrical cabling whatsoever, and which includes at least one optical fibre for control and data-collecting. The sensing unit can be retracted easily, and can be moved easily back and forth in the pipeline when it is desired to study areas of particular interest of the pipeline wall.


An in-line inspection tool is disclosed for inspecting the wall of a pipeline while traveling therethrough. The in-line inspection tool may include a transmitter, a signal generator, one or more receivers, and a decoder. The signal generator may generate a pseudorandom signal, generate an inspection signal, and drive the transmitter with a convolution of the pseudorandom signal and the inspection signal. The transmitter may transmit the convoluted signal to the wall of the pipeline. One or more receivers may receive from the wall of the pipeline a received signal comprising at least one of the convoluted signal and a reflection of the convoluted signal. The decoder may identify the inspection signal within the received signal by cross correlating the received signal and the pseudorandom signal.


Patent
Pure Technologies | Date: 2014-02-28

The invention provides a drogue which is particularly useful for pulling an object through a confined space which has fluid flowing in it, such as a conduit or pipeline. The drogue comprises a body panel, with an even number of wing panels extending outwardly from the body panel and spaced evenly around it, and securing means associated with the body panel and with the end of each wing panel remote from the body panel. The invention also provides a combination of a drogue and an object to be pulled by the drogue. The object may be for example, a cable to be laid in a conduit or pipeline, or an inspection device (tethered or untethered) for inspection of a conduit or pipeline.

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