Hifi Engineering Named Winner In 2013 ASTECH Awards



CALGARY, ALBERTA — (October 26, 2013) — Hifi Engineering Inc., a developer of leading edge fiber optic sensing technologies primarily used to monitor gas and fluid flow in pipelines and oil and gas wells, today announced it has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Awards, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation (sponsored by SAIT Polytechnic). For 24 years, the ASTech Foundation has invited members of industry, educational institutions and government agencies to be nominated for the ASTech Awards and only the top candidates are selected as winners in each category. "On behalf of the ASTech Foundation, I want to say how proud I am of all of 23 Honourees featured tonight as their achievements all deserve celebration," says Lynn Sutherland, ASTech Foundation Executive Director. "Congratulations to the 13 ASTech Award winners! These are the individuals and organizations that are truly shaping the future and changing the way the world views science and technology in Alberta." "Hifi is very proud to have been selected by ASTech for this award," said John Hull, President of Hifi. “We have developed game-changing technology right here in Alberta that is positioned to solve leaking well problems throughout the world. We will continue development work on adapting our technology to additional applications, including the early detection of leaks in pipelines that will contribute to increasing the safety of hydrocarbon pipelines." About Hifi Hifi is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the research, development and operation of leading edge fiber optic sensing technologies primarily used to monitor gas and fluid flow in pipelines and oil and gas wells. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Hifi currently has a number of commercialized products, including its MiQro™ tool used for detecting gas and fluid flow behind casing. With nearly 600 wells logged, the MiQro™ tool has been proven to assist in pinpointing casing leaks. Hifi is currently focusing its research to adapt its existing fiber optic technology to find low rate leaks in energy transportation pipelines. For more information, visit hifieng.com Contact: John Hull CTO & Founder 403 852 3454 jhull@hifieng.com About ASTech The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded through an industry initiative in 1989. The ASTech Foundation was created to showcase the substantial achievements in science & technology in Alberta and to promote the importance of these activities to social and economic benefit. ASTech has grown with the support of patron organizations spanning major industries, academic institutions and government, all of whom recognize and celebrate excellence in science and technology in Alberta. The ASTech Foundation’s mission is to identify and celebrate outstanding achievements in science and technology in Alberta in order to inspire to inspire future innovation and leadership. The ASTech Awards are Alberta’s highest Science and Technology honours. For more information on the AsTech awards and the 2013 Honourees, visit: http://www.astech.ca
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