Malia Spencer Reporter – Pittsburgh Business Times

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Citing higher demand from oil and gas and mining customers, as well as local government customers in Canada, Oakdale-based Industrial Scientific 


is doubling the size of its repair and fulfillment center in Alberta.

The new 4,500-square-foot office serves customers of the company’s iNet product and service, which allows users to dock a gas detector to a station. Data from the detector is analyzed by Industrial Scientific to determine the likelihood of a sensor within the detector going bad. If all the sensors are OK, then the gas detector is good for use. If a sensor is predicted to go bad, then the user is alerted.

“Although it’s not a new solution, we really started promoting it in 2009 when we had the infrastructure to support it in different regions,” said Chris Lange, manager of marketing.

The new facility, which houses nine employees, doesn’t do any manufacturing. Since the instruments are used in harsh environments underground or offshore, they need constant maintenance and the company is seeing more interest worldwide in the iNet product.

Malia Spencer covers manufacturing and technology. Contact her at [email protected] or (412) 208-3829. You can also follow her on Twitter.

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