Dart Test Points Data Center

Comanche Data Center

March 18, 2013

The Comanche Remote Monitoring System and its integrated Data Center automatically monitors and controls digital and analog functions and processes associated with the oil and gas industries, which include but are not limited to Cathodic protection systems. The Comanche Data Center interface allows you to manage your whole system from one single screen, and is intuitive and easy to navigate at any [...] Continue Reading…

BP Oil Spill

Pipeline Failure and the Community

September 7, 2012

NPR made an analogy this week between the 60’s show, The Beverly Hillbillies, and today’s aging pipelines. Although the show was funny, when that happens in real life it is not so fun for the communities and families involved. The Gulf Coast, for example, is still suffering from the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill two [...] Continue Reading…

Pipeline Explosion

Preplanning is Key

August 9, 2012

We are constantly reporting about pipeline ruptures that have caused millions in damages around the globe. Pipeline accidents are preventable. Companies can save themselves money by establishing a plan to prevent corrosion related ruptures by monitoring pipelines. It is estimated by the Pipeline and Gas Journal that almost 120,000 miles of pipelines are currently being [...] Continue Reading…

Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge Oil Spill

July 12, 2012

Last week we learned that The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued one of its largest fines to date. After further investigation, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of the pipeline rupture was corrosion fatigue cracks. The cracks grew along with the corrosion resulted in substantial defects. As a result, the polyethylene tape coating [...] Continue Reading…

Michigan Oil Spill Report Delayed, But Corrosion Confirmed

January 19, 2012

The federal report that was to detail the causes of the 2010 spill in Southern Michigan that leaked 800,000 gallons of oil from Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline that runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario in Canada. This staggering amount of oil was spilled into the Kalamazoo River an hour drive east of Grand [...] Continue Reading…

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Debate Heating Up Over Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

January 10, 2012

Debate is heating up over Enbridge, an Alberta based company, and their proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gate Pipeline project. The proposed pipeline would deliver crude from Alberta’s oilsands to the major port city of Kitimat, B.C. The crude would then be exported to the Asian markets from there. Environmentalists contend that the history of pipelines imply [...] Continue Reading…

Vermont Yankee

Nuclear Power Plant Leaks Due to Corrosion

November 3, 2011

Three-fourths of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States have been found to have leaked radioactive tritium into the earth through corroded pipelines. These incidents have been escalating throughout the years, as more reactors are being licensed by federal regulators. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that at least 48 of 65 sites leaked [...] Continue Reading…

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Welcome Comanche® Remote Monitoring and Control System

October 5, 2011

Introducing the COMANCHE® remote monitoring and control system. Borin’s technology enables both analog and digital monitoring  and control. Analog monitoring provides remote values of anything imaginable including voltage, amperage, temperatures, pressure, and fluid levels. Digital monitoring enables monitoring of remote states such as on or off lights or activated or deactivated alarms. The COMANCHE® analog control allows [...] Continue Reading…