SOURCE: Viatran


September 29, 2009 13:48 ET

New Viatran Networking System Enables Wireless Well and Pipeline Monitoring

Free White Paper Discusses Remote Monitoring Solutions for Upstream Oil & Gas

GRAND ISLAND, NY--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Viatran, a Dynisco company, has introduced the Viatran Networking System (VNS), which enables centralized wireless monitoring of sensors placed throughout a gas or oil field, or around any facility where measurement is critical. This versatile and cost-efficient wireless design will transition also into many applications in the general industrial market, as well as the oil and gas industry. Viatran is also offering a free white paper describing remote monitoring solutions for upstream oil and gas facilities.

The new Viatran Networking System consists of the Viatran Remote Device (VRD) and the Viatran Hub (VHub). The VRD gathers information from the sensors in the field and relays the information wirelessly to the VHub. The VHub serves as the communication link for up to 10 VRDs. Each VHub sends the data to a flow computer, SCADA system, or Distributed Control System.

VRDs can be either process- or pole-mounted, and are typically powered by an internal non-rechargeable Lithium ion battery, which is capable of lasting for a minimum of 1 year, or by an external power supply. Each device will support 3 analog and 2 digital inputs and will wirelessly pass information to the VHub at a distance of up to one mile.

The VHub receives messages from all of the VRDs with which it is associated and maps the data received into the assigned Modbus registers. The information is then passed so that the data can be accessed by the user.

"The VNS will keep site managers current on the condition of their production resources," said Mike LaFleur, Product Manager. "In these challenging economic times, management is alerted to problems quickly, which enables them to minimize lost production and maximize employee productivity by reducing or eliminating non-productive, time-consuming visits to remote locations."

"Viatran has long been known as a supplier of pressure transmitters for the oil and gas industry," said Dave Shepard, Vice President Industrial Segment. "In the past six months, however, we have begun implementing a strategy aimed at making Viatran the go-to supplier for complete, integrated control solutions. One key part of that strategy includes the introduction of several new products that can help our customers achieve better control of their industrial applications."

Some typical applications include natural gas and oil pipelines and wellheads, gas compressors, and/or offshore or onshore oil and gas rigs. For more information about the new Viatran Networking System contact Mike LaFleur (, Product Manager, Viatran (508-541-9543).

For more information about how wireless remote technology reduces cost, boosts productivity, and improves safety in upstream oil & gas operations download our free white paper: "How to Monitor Production Resources Remotely" at

About Viatran

Viatran, a Dynisco Company, has over 40 years of experience providing solutions for pressure and level measurement. Based in Grand Island, NY, the company is a worldwide leading supplier of pressure transducers and transmitters to the oil and gas industry as well as the test stand, fluid power, and food and beverage industries. For more information about Viatran visit the company's website at

About Dynisco

Dynisco is the leading provider of accurate, robust and reliable measurement and control solutions for extrusion and other plastics processes where pressure and temperature are critical. The Company has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Malaysia. Dynisco serves a diverse group of customers throughout the world, including OEMs, distributors and end users. For more information about Dynisco visit the company's website at

Dynisco is part of Roper Industries, a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing twelve month revenues of $2.2 billion, and is a component of the Fortune 1000, S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indexes. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications.

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