Blacoh Surge Control, part of the global Blacoh Industries, Riverside, Calif., acquired rights to the transient pressure monitoring system developed by Pipetech International, Carefree, Ariz.

Pipetech International developed the system to address the need for operators to detect and record transient pressure events such as pressure, flow, level and pump speed in water, wastewater and petroleum pipelines. Introduced in 2005, the system is unique in that it employs a patented system of dynamic pressure transducers and digital technology to monitor pipelines for indefinite periods of time. When a transient such as a pressure surge, pressure spike or water hammer event is detected, the system activates a high-speed data recorder to record the event 100x/second.

“This technology enables us to leverage our expertise, and through proof-of-design, provide the most comprehensive and efficient solutions for water hammer and transient events occurring in pipelines around the world,” says Andrew Yeghnazar, Blachoh president.

Blacoh will be teaming with Pipetech International to develop additional capabilities for expansion into new markets.