Pure Technologies Introduces Acoustic Fibre Optic Monitoring System For Bridges

CALGARY, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Pure Technologies Ltd., ("Pure") (TSX: PUR) is pleased to announce the introduction of its next-generation SoundPrint® system for monitoring bridge cables and post-tensioning systems. The system, called SoundPrint Light, utilizes Pure's patented acoustic fibre-optic monitoring technology for monitoring prestressed concrete pipelines, which was first introduced in 2005 and is now deployed in over 1,500 km of pipelines. The technology provides continuous dynamic integrity information to allow operators to manage these critical assets cost-effectively and proactively.

SoundPrint Light has several advantages over the first-generation sensor-based SoundPrint system. As the optical fibre cable acts as both the sensor and the data transmission medium, the need for a separate wired or wireless communication system is eliminated. Furthermore, because it is an optical-based system, it is immune to electromagnetic interference. This reduces installation and maintenance costs and increases the sensitivity and reliability of the system.

Commenting on the development, Jack Elliott, Pure's President, said:

"We are pleased to be able to announce this important new initiative in bridge monitoring technology. We are commercial originator of the concept of continuous acoustic monitoring of bridges. We installed our first SoundPrint bridge system on a highway viaduct in Huntingdon, UK, in 1997, where it is still operating, and we have been providing bridge owners with valuable information on the integrity of cables and tendons in post-tensioned, cable-stayed and suspension bridges around the world ever since. The introduction of SoundPrint Light is a natural outcome of our experience with fibre-optic monitoring of pipelines and of our extensive in-house research and development capabilities. This development takes the concept of continuous monitoring of bridges to the next level."

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About Pure Technologies Ltd.

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:

  • Sales of proprietary monitoring technologies for pipelines, bridges and structures (SoundPrint®, SoundPrint® AFO);

  • Recurring revenue from data analysis and site maintenance for these technologies, and from technology licensing;

  • Premium technical services including inspection, leak detection and condition assessment (P-Wave®, SmartBall®, Sahara®, PipeDiver™, PureRobotics™);

  • Specialized engineering services in areas related to asset management, primarily in the area of pipeline condition assessment for water and wastewater infrastructure (Openaka Corp., Price Brothers UK Ltd, and Jason Consultants).

Forward-Looking Statements

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To find out more about Pure Technologies Ltd. (TSX: PUR), visit our website at www.puretechltd.com. Or contact James E. Paulson, Chairman or Karen Keebler, Chief Financial Officer at (403) 266-6794 or e-mail to info@puretechnologiesltd.com.


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