TORONTO, /CNW Telbec/ - Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. ("FOX-TEK"), (TSX-V: FOX), a developer and marketer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, announced the completion of the installation of a PinPoint corrosion monitoring system for a major Southeast Asia oil company. The contract involves the installation and ongoing remote monitoring of a 10 inch hydrocarbon liquids pipeline that transports offshore production to a gas plant in the province of Terengganu, Malaysia.
Eric Kubian, Director of EFM Technology for PinPoint FOX-TEK Inc. said, "This sale of our PinPoint system in Malaysia shows we can help major oil companies assess their pipelines more accurately, more easily, while eliminating many of the costs associated with inspecting remote sites. Mr. Kubian continued, "There are many such opportunities here in Malaysia, and in other regions, where water and other corrosive elements can not be entirely separated from the hydrocarbon liquids and a common problem results in which the connecting pipelines suffer corrosion damage. Our remote monitoring station means we can track the problem areas and analyze the data from our base in Canada or from anywhere in the world."
Essam Zaghloul, FOX-TEK's president and CEO continued, "No other system provides this capability for effective, remote, on-demand monitoring to help prevent pipeline failure. We look forward to furthering our relationship with this company and building on our ability to successfully address the needs of all of our customers."
About Fiber Optic Systems Technology
Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. "FOX-TEK" develops non-intrusive asset health monitoring sensor systems for the oil and gas market to help operators track the thinning of pipelines and refinery vessels due to corrosion/erosion, strain due to bending/buckling, and process pressure and temperature. FOX-TEK's FT fiber optic sensor and Pinpoint systems allow cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities to improve scheduled maintenance operations, avoid unnecessary shutdowns, and prevent accidents and leaks.
FOX-TEK has offices in Toronto; Calgary; Houston; and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. FOX-TEK is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "FOX". For more information, the company's Web site.