Wireless Gas Monitor suits various industrial applications.

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Self-powered and solar-capable, Rig Rat III stand-alone system provides wireless monitoring for toxic gases, combustibles, and oxygen hazards. Modular, plug-in ports allow for installation of all components and field interfaces, and remote sensors, alarms, and relays can be added at will. Additional offerings include audible/visual alarms, field-adjustable levels, and status-at-a-glance LCD. Unit transmits real-time, digital data as far as 1.8 miles.

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BW Technologies Launches Wireless, Multi-Point Rig Rat III

BW Technologies has taken state-of-the-art detection to another level with the new Rig Rat III stand-alone system. Self-powered and solar-capable, the Rig Rat III provides wireless monitoring for toxic gases, combustibles and oxygen hazards-with maximum efficiency.

The Rig Rat III is suited to dozens of industrial applications, including drilling rigs, HAZMAT and perimeter monitoring. Modular, plug-in ports allow quick installation of all components and field interfaces, so system requirements are easily accommodated as they evolve. Remote sensors, alarms and relays can be added at will. This flexibility extends to power options too-select independent battery, solar or line power at any time.

The Rig Rat III features audible/visual alarms, field-adjustable levels, two sensor ports, two option ports and a charger port. A status-at-a-glance LCD advises all functions and provides continuous readouts for each gas sensed.

Engineered for maximum cost-effectiveness, the Rig Rat III transmits real-time digital data as far as 1.8 miles (3 km). Signal and power line costs are eliminated, and maintenance-free combustible sensors remove the need for time-consuming upkeep requirements.

Self-contained and intrinsically safe, the Rig Rat III is the ultimate in stand-alone detection.

BW Technologies is a manufacturer of gas detection instruments designed to protect personnel and facilities around the world. The Calgary-based company began operations in 1987 and has since expanded to include offices in the U.S., the Middle East, China, the U.K. and Australia. BW manufactures most of its instruments at its headquarters in Calgary and employs 300 people worldwide. The company has more than 900 global distributor locations for its safety instruments that detect hazardous gases in industrial and commercial environments. Clients currently using BW products include: the cities of Chicago, New York and Montreal, Shell, Mobil, Georgia Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Paris Fire Brigade.

BW's year-end revenue hit $39 million for fiscal 2002, an increase of 40 percent over last year's numbers. Earnings for the year ended April 30, 2002, were $4.9 million, a 73% increase over that of the previous year. BW Technologies is a publicly traded company that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BWT.

For more information in the Rig Rat III, visit www.gasmonitors.com

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