Tracerco tracks pigs wirelessly

Tracerco has developed pig tracking technology that can be equipped with a wireless communication device.

Offshore staff

PASADENA, Texas -- Tracerco has developed pig tracking technology that can be equipped with a wireless communication device.

Tracerco’s remotely operated GammaTrac unit can communicate to vessel or platform without the need for in situ ROV monitoring. The unit also provides unlimited tracking time and contains an early warning system.

Tracerco’s pig tracking technique works by “tagging” the pig with a small purpose-designed radioisotope, which can pinpoint its location within 5 cm (2 in.), providing real-time in situ tracking.

02/10/2010

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