US systems go live! Environmental factors the key for operators in Mid-West & South West.
Following its successful US launch in Nashville, March 11-15, Abriox Inc. has delivered its first MERLIN CP monitoring units and software to customers in the United States.
The systems have been installed on a water utility CP system in the South West and on a crude oil pipeline in the mid-West; both operators are evaluating the performance of the system with a view to enlarging it if trials go well.
Environmental performance is key to the success of these projects – previous systems from other suppliers have failed to survive the frequent lightning strikes in the mid-West while heat and dust are the main issues in the South West.
The MERLIN units have been designed to withstand relatively severe lightning discharges along the pipeline as well as extremes of temperature, humidity and particulate ingress.