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Blacoh acquires pipeline transient pressure monitoring technology from Pipetech

Californian Blacoh Surge Control, part of the global Blacoh Industries group, has acquired rights to the Transient Pressure Monitoring system developed by Arizona-based Pipetech International.

Pipetech developed the system to address the need for pipeline operators to detect and record transient pressure events occurring in water, wastewater, and petroleum pipelines.

Introduced in 2005, the system is unique in that it employs a patented system of dynamic pressure transducers and digital technology to monitor pipelines for indefinite periods of time.

When a transient, such as a pressure surge, pressure spike, or water hammer event, is detected, the system activates a high speed data recorder to record the event 100x/second.

With this Blacoh SurgeWave transient monitoring system installed, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and operators can assess pipeline performance during transient events to include at least pressure, flow, level, and pump speed.

The system is a strategic addition to Blacoh Surge Control, which provides custom analysis and engineered solutions for surge control using surge vessels and control valves.

According to Blacoh president Andrew Yeghnazar, the primary focus for transient analysis is currently in the water/wastewater, mining and petrochemical sectors, but Blacoh will be teaming with Pipetech International to develop additional capabilities for expansion into new markets.