CALGARY, Alberta, January 27, 2015 – IntelliView Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the commencement of a program with TransCanada Corporation that will demonstrate IntelliView’s automated fluid leak detection system at a selected pump station in Canada. The site will also incorporate intrusion detection using IntelliView proprietary thermal cameras and suite of security analytics. The installation is partly funded by the Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures Product Demonstration Program, under which IntelliView was the recipient of an award.
“Early leak detection can save millions of dollars in product loss and clean-up costs, as well as limit environmental impact” says IntelliView Executive Chairman Bill Hews. “We are delighted that TransCanada Corporation has recognized the value of our video-based leak detection and intrusion solutions for pipeline facilities as a complement to their existing assurance programs, and has agreed to partner with us in testing and demonstrating the capability of our system for their own use as well as others in the industry.”
“As part of TransCanada’s strategy to invest in research and development of leak detection technologies that improve the identification of small oil pipeline leaks, we are happy to announce this partnership with IntelliView and AITF, for a one year field trial in one of our facilities”, says Vern Meier, vice-president, Pipeline Safety and Compliance, TransCanada. “We’re committed to ensuring our growing portfolio of energy infrastructure assets meets the needs of those who rely on us to deliver their energy safely and responsibly every day.”
IntelliView’s leak detection system is based on the use of thermal cameras and advanced analytics to detect small leaks of a wide range of fluid products in above ground pipeline applications. The system is designed to detect and qualify a potential leak in seconds, send a picture and a real-time video clip of the area to a control centre for visual verification within one minute of the event, and enables remote live feed or video access.
Enbridge Pipelines Canada is among IntelliView’s North American customers.
About IntelliView Technologies Inc.
IntelliView Technologies is a Calgary based manufacturer of leading-edge intelligent video solutions for industrial video surveillance applications. The company transforms video cameras into intelligent sensors and offers customized solution packages that enhance the safety and security of industrial applications. Solutions incorporate patented , patent pending, proprietary and industry standard video analytics and image processing technologies to detect, identify, and track objects in real-time as well as the ability to analyze surveillance footage. User defined notification alarms with a picture or video of the incident are sent through a variety of communication methods to local or remote monitoring centers. IntelliView sells and supports products throughout North America. In Western Canada they are distributed by Spartan Controls among others. For more information visit https://intelliviewtech.com.
About TransCanada Corporation
With more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America’s largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada’s common shares trade on the Toronto (TSX: TRP) and New York (NYSE: TRP) stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. VisitTransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.
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