Augusta Through Its Sub FOX-TEK Receives a Contract for an Application in the Nuclear Space
November 27, 2017 (Source) — Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) (the “Corporation”), a developer and marketer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FOX-TEK Canada Inc. (“Fox-Tek”), received a contract for phase one (a proof-of-concept application) in the Nuclear Space. For this application FOX-TEK will look at the use of its high precision Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) acquisition equipment to measure very small changes in strain in injector ports.
If successful, the technology will be incorporated within the end users injection control system to verify (in real time) that the injection ports are not clogged. This will be part of a safety program due to the material being transported to the injectors. A failure of the injectors could lead to a hazardous situation.
The proof-of-concept will demonstrate that the technology will be able to measure minute changes in pressure in a test pipe. A number of FBG sensors will be mounted on the test spool for validation of the technology.
“This is an example of the Corporation’s strategy to expand our bandwidth and offering New technologies and concepts. We pursuing markets untapped in the past with new concepts and applications in the Industrial Nuclear arena,” commented Allen Lone, President and CEO of the Corporation. “This contract represent a first big step toward serving a new market and an exciting space for the Corporation.”
About the Corporation
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”) and Fox-Tek Canada Inc. (“Fox-Tek”), the Company provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.
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Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment.
Fox-Tek provides world leading solutions to various sectors including the oil and gas industry. With non-intrusive technologies including fiber-optic sensors and electric field mapping systems, Fox-Tek is able to accurately measure changes that could negatively impact our client’s operations.
The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions, uncertainties and management’s best estimates of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements are detailed from time to time in the Corporation’s periodic reports filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Corporation has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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