United Electric Controls Wins Oil & Gas Engineering Award for WirelessHART Gas Detector

WATERTOWN, MASS., USA — December 14, 2017 — The readers of Oil & Gas Engineering magazine have voted United Electric Controls’ Vanguard WirelessHART gas monitor as one of the best new products of 2017. The Vanguard Gas Detector monitors the presence of harmful gases and can do so for approximately five years without a battery replacement.

Oil & Gas Engineering, published by CFE Media, covers all aspects of oil and gas operation, design and distribution, with a specific focus on helping oil and gas operations managers operate safely and more efficiently. It established the new products of the year program to recognize industry innovations that can assist in that pursuit. United Electric received a silver award in the Onshore & Offshore category.

“Our readers are discerning engineers, operators, and technicians performing business-critical duties from the wellhead to the refinery or petro-chemical plant. They are interested in both safety and cost-savings and their selection of the Vanguard Gas Detector speaks to its potential for helping them accomplish both,” said Kevin Parker, Oil & Gas Engineering editor in chief.

The Vanguard Gas Detector interfaces with the existing offshore platform network to provide continuous, economical detection of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methane (CH4) gases. Continuous monitoring of H2S and CH4 levels is vital to protect workers and prevent explosions but the cost of wiring new gas measurement points can be around $10,000 on land and on an offshore platform can easily exceed $50,000 per device.

For more information, visit the United Electric Controls website or call +1-617-926-1000.

About United Electric Controls

United Electric Controls (UE), and its divisions, Applied Sensor Technologies and Precision Sensors, are international manufacturers of durable and reliable pressure and temperature switches, controls and sensors. UE is a privately held corporation headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. Visit the UE website at www.ueonline.com.

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