On-Ramp Wireless Partners with Koncar

Croatian engineering contractor to offer wireless pipeline condition monitoring.

San Diego-headquartered On-Ramp Wireless has teamed with Croatia-based Koncar INEM on a pilot project to deliver a wide-area wireless condition monitoring solution. Koncar will embed On-Ramp’s Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) technology into its pipeline monitoring offering. On-Ramp’s ULP system combines a pressure sensor with a Modbus gateway and claims a significant improvement in range over current technologies. ULP networks already cover large industrial campuses with ‘minimal infrastructure.’ Pressure sensors can be monitored up to 10 km distant from wireless access points.

Koncar INEM CEO Željko Tukša said, ‘We are one of the first companies to deploy ULP technology for condition monitoring. We look forward to at-scale delivery to the oil and gas and other process industries trying to address remote operations and improve safety.’

On-Ramp’s ULP claims extended battery life and ATEX-certification for operation in explosive environments.

On-Ramp CEO Joaquin Silva added, ‘This pilot project is a first for our technology – delivering monitoring performance at low cost. We have already broken the adaptation barrier for wireless device monitoring and condition monitoring is a key next step for our company.’

Operating in un-licensed spectrum, ULP uses signal processing to identify weak signals in high noise environments. More from www.onrampwireless.com and www.oilit.com/links/1012_2.

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