ITT Industries Brings Remote Sensing Expertise to Energy Industry

29.09.2004

ITT Industries,Inc. Space Systems Division has applied its more than 50 years of remote sensing expertise to the natural gas industry to enhance pipeline safety.

The company will field test new airborne natural gas leak detection technology this fall and exhibit improved pipeline and safety capabilities to the energy industry at the International Pipeline Exposition in Calgary, Oct. 6-8, 2004.

A new service called Airborne Natural Gas Emission Lidar (ANGEL) based on these capabilities will be commercially available through select channel partners during the first quarter of 2005.

The comprehensive ANGEL Service will allow pipeline monitoring that is 100 times faster and provides 30 times more right-of-way survey coverage than traditional inspection methods. "This pioneering service will provide accurate and comprehensive information to help meet today's tougher regulatory requirements, and ultimately improve public and environmental safety," said Daniel Brake, director of Active Imaging Solutions for ITT Industries Space Systems Division. "ITT Industries Space Systems Division has a long heritage and strong reputation for developing innovative and reliable remote sensing technologies, particularly for our government customers. It was only natural to bring this expertise to the pipeline and gas industry where safety and security are of equal importance."

Developed with the involvement of pipeline companies, industry trade associations and federal agencies including the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, the ANGEL Service supports the directives of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002.

About ITT Industries Space Systems Division

With more than 50 years of experience in remote sensing, ITT Industries' Space Systems Division's mission is to provide innovative imaging solutions to customers in the DoD, intelligence, space science, commercial aerospace and the natural gas industry to help them visualize and understand critical events anywhere on earth, in the air, or in space in time to take effective action. ITT Industries' Space Systems Division offering includes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, image information services, sophisticated meteorological imagers and sounders, GPS navigation payload systems and components, commercial remote sensing and space science systems. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, the division employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

About ITT Industries

ITT Industries, Inc. is a $6 billion global multi-industry company based in White Plains, NY. ITT supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

Source: ITT Inc.

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