TekSolv Wins Shale Gas Environmental, Health, and Safety Award for Gas DetectorSource: Ben Franklin Technology Partners | 30 September 2014
Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (SGICC) announced its second annual Shale Gas Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Award at its recent Shale Insight 2014 Technology Showcase event. The Technology Showcase, sponsored by the SGICC, is the highlight of the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Shale Insight 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference.
The 2014 Shale Gas EH&S Award was presented to TekSolv for its development of a commercially available gas detection sensor system. The TekNet Gas Detection System effectively identifies explosive buildup of dangerous gases during the drilling and fracturing process. The advanced capabilities of the TekNet System were exhibited during an extensive demonstration effort supported by one of the more active operators in the Marcellus shale. The technology brings an entirely new platform to market that is especially effective and accurate at monitoring the buildup of gases in wet gas operations, a focus of the shale energy play.
Bill Hall, executive director of SGICC, said, “It is paramount to the success of the shale energy industry that they operate in an environmentally responsible, safe manner, continuing to earn the trust and respect of the average citizen, as well as the workers they employ, and the communities in which they operate. Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center is proud to make the announcement of our second annual EH&S award to TekSolv.”