Augusta Industries Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AAO

October 23, 2014 10:15 ET

Augusta Announces FOX-TEK Ships 2 EFM Systems to South America

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2014) - Augusta Industries Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:AAO), a developer and marketer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated July 14, 2014, its wholly-owned subsidiary FOX TEK Canada Inc. ("Fox-Tek"), has shipped two (2) of Electric Field Mapping ("EFM") systems to company Equion Energy Limited ("Equion") (www.equion-energia.com). Equion will commence using the EFM systems in its Colombian field operations in order to validate the effectiveness of its existing mitigation programs at two separate key locations.

The EFM systems will be used in the monitoring of potential internal wall loss on two separate locations. The two continuous systems will wirelessly send their data to Fox-Tek's Chicago based data vault where the data from both sites will be analyzed and presented to the client via a secure web portal. Over time, the data will be correlated with other data to better understand the integrity of the two monitored locations and, more importantly, to validate the existing mitigation program.

"The Corporation is confident that this initial sale of the 2 EFM systems will provide for additional opportunities with Equion once the installation phase and testing period is complete," said Allen Lone, the President of the Corporation. "The Corporation will continue to work closely with Equion to identify additional applications and locations that will require monitoring. We look forward to the possibility of additional projects in South America and the South American market for the monitoring of both wall loss in various pipes and vessels and pipeline bending is large. The Corporation believes that its full-time engineer will help advance discussions the Corporation is currently having with other large organizations in the Columbia and other neighboring countries on a number of non-intrusive monitoring projects."

About the Corporation:

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. ("Marcon") and FOX TEK Canada Inc. ("Fox Tek"), the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.

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 (Electrical, mechanical and Instrumentation.) In addition to departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, Marcon's major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co.

Fox Tek develops non-intrusive asset health monitoring sensor systems for the oil and gas market to help operators track the thinning of pipelines and refinery vessels due to corrosion/erosion, strain due to bending/buckling and process pressure and temperature. The Corporation's FT fiber optic sensor and corrosion monitoring systems allow cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities to improve scheduled maintenance operations, avoid unnecessary shutdowns, and prevent accidents and leaks.

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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