Artificial Lift’s First Plunger Velocity Sensor From Extreme Telematics Corp. Receives Highest Certification for Hazardous Locations

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Sasquatch, a sensor designed to protect the plunger lift system from dangerous high velocity impacts, has achieved Zone 0 certification.

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Sasquatch is the first plunger sensor specifically designed to protect the artificial lift system, known as plunger lift, from dangerous high velocity impacts.

The value of the Sasquatch sensor resides in its ability to maximize oil & gas production, alleviate potential health, safety and environmental issues, and reduce overall plunger lift operating costs.

Extreme Telematics Corp., experts in advanced technology for the oilfield, is proud to officially announce that Zone 0 (Div 1) certification of the Sasquatch Plunger Velocity Sensor has been achieved. Sasquatch is the first plunger sensor specifically designed to protect the artificial lift system, known as plunger lift, from dangerous high velocity impacts. Geomagnetic Sensing Technology™, the innovative applied science behind Sasquatch’s visionary design is based on ETC’s market-leading Cyclops® plunger arrival sensor. Sasquatch not only detects the arrival of the plunger with unrivaled accuracy, but also measures and stores the instantaneous surface velocity of the plunger. The value of the Sasquatch sensor resides in its ability to maximize oil & gas production, alleviate potential health, safety and environmental issues, and reduce overall plunger lift operating costs.

Sasquatch was released in the United States last fall upon completion of Zone 2 (Div 2) hazardous locations testing and certification. ETC has been working on pilot projects with several major producers, service companies, and integrators since then to continue to validate the economical benefits of using Sasquatch with ETC’s patented Adaptive Seeking Velocity Optimization™ to improve production. This intuitive algorithm reduces the need for operator intervention (thus eliminating opportunities for human error) by making adjustments that are proportional to the current flow/close time. This method was used with average plunger velocity to double gas well production in a 2015 case study.

Zone 0 (Div 1) Certification of Sasquatch eliminates any outstanding doubt that this product is 100% safe for installation in the most hazardous locations. ETC is proud to offer the one-of-a-kind Sasquatch Plunger Velocity Sensor with the highest level of certification available for electronic products in the oilfield to producers worldwide.

To learn more about the benefits of using Surface Velocity to optimize plunger lift wells, click here.

To learn more about hazardous locations certification, click here.

About Extreme Telematics Corp.
Extreme Telematics Corp. (ETC) is an engineering firm specializing in low power controls and sensors for hazardous locations. Celebrating 15 years in business and innovation in 2016, ETC started out in 2001 to deliver certified plunger lift controls that would operate reliably in Canada’s often harsh conditions. Today, ETC plunger lift controls and sensors dominate the Canadian market, and are already the top choice for major producers in the United States. In addition to the patent-pending Sasquatch plunger velocity sensor, ETC's product line includes the well-known Cyclops plunger arrival sensor and the recently released Iris Wireless Bridge. The ALiEn2 plunger lift controller with patented Adaptive Seeking Velocity Optimization™ is available worldwide, and can be found on thousands of wellsites in a variety of custom plunger lift service company brands. ETC also offers electronic product design services for custom projects.

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