RigMinder Selects RAE Systems’ Wireless MeshGuard Detection System To Protect Oil-Rig Workers from Toxic Gases

SAN JOSE, Calif. ­– September 27, 2011 – RAE Systems, Inc. today announced its field-proven MeshGuard Wireless Gas-Detection System has been integrated into a customizable full-rig monitoring system from RigMinder, Inc., which it delivers to leading drilling-company customers in the oil-and-gas industry. MeshGuard is a rapidly deployable and easy-to-operate wireless detection solution that provides real-time monitoring to keep workers safe, keep companies in complies with regulations and increase project uptime.

The MeshGuard wireless monitors and controller seamlessly integrate into the RigMinder Electronic Drill Recorder (EDR) System to provide continuous, real-time monitoring of up to 24 wireless gas-detection monitors at a time for improved industrial safety.

“The MeshGuard solution provided easy integration into our EDR system and fit our systems’ approach by giving our oil-rig customers the time-critical and life-critical information they need to effectively and safely manage oil-rig operations,” said RigMinder Vice President Chris Dorris. “RAE Systems’ standalone wireless solution saved us time and development costs, allowing us to meet the needs of our customer in a timely and efficient way.”

The EDR-integrated MeshGuard system, currently in use on four rigs in Venezuela, is used to monitor for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and lower explosive limit (LEL) gases and vapors. It provides industry standard formats, such as RS-485, Modbus and XML (Extensible Markup Language) to allow seamless integration with leading command-and-control software packages, such as RigMinder’s EDR system.

Intelligent Safety Network
RAE Systems’ MeshGuard Wireless Gas-Detection System is a fast and flexible intelligent safety network for hazardous-gas detection that eliminates the need for trenching long cable runs. With easy deployment and operation, the system combines advanced gas-detection technology with the latest in wirelessly connected data systems. It’s designed for reliable performance in harsh and potentially hazardous industrial locations, such as oil refineries, chemical plants, oil-and-gas drilling and exploration operations, and storage facilities.

RigMinder provides a complete full-rig monitoring package with depth tracking and logging, and clutter-free, user-friendly display software specifically engineered for managing critical drilling operations. The company is based in Tomball, Texas.

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About RAE Systems
RAE Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable, connected and intelligent gas, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and radiation-detection systems that enable real-time safety- and security-threat detection.  RAE Systems’ monitors deliver proven wireless and fixed-connection performance, and are used by many leading corporations, first responders and government agencies worldwide. Thousands of RAE Systems’ monitors are in operation in industrial, emergency response, homeland security, civil defense, oil and gas, military and environmental organizations in more than 120 countries.

RAE Systems offers a full line of wirelessly enabled solutions, including personal, hand-held, transportable and fixed instrum ents that are designed to meet the needs of any use scenario. The company’s fast and accurate detection products enable rapid action by displaying safety data immediately – even from remote locations to help preserve health, save lives, and protect equipment and property. RAE Systems provides an open threat-detection platform that integrates with a range of sensing monitors from RAE Systems and other companies. For more information on RAE Systems, visit raesystems.com.

Contact Information
James Strohecker
408-952-8252
jstrohecker@raesystems.com