TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) - Augusta Industries Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:AAO) is pleased to announce that Fox-Tek Canada Inc. ("Fox-Tek"), the Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, has received a contract to develop a laboratory version of its electric field mapping ("EFM") technology to be used in a nuclear facility. Upon successful completion of this project, the client has indicated that there is a possibility of ordering more units to replace existing equipment.
The new EFM equipment is specifically designed for the use in research/experimental environment where a need for accurate material changes is required. Unlike Fox-Tek's standard EFM units that are fully autonomous, these units will require a user to take readings. As such, a computer interface tool is being developed to ensure that the user is able to quickly configure the system for a particular application. Fox-Tek will continue to make its DMAT tools suite available to client's that might require more help to analyze their data.
This new development will help to open new potential markets, including universities, industrial research groups and testing labs that are looking for novel techniques to measure changes in materials due to corrosion/erosion.
About the Corporation
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. ("Marcon") and Fox-Tek, the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.
Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon's principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment (Electrical, mechanical and Instrumentation.) In addition to departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, Marcon's major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co.
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. The Corporation's FT fiber optic sensor and corrosion monitoring systems allow cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities to improve scheduled maintenance operations, avoid unnecessary shutdowns, and prevent accidents and leaks.
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