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Understanding mega-trends in critical national infrastructure

CNIguard’s Sentir improves manhole safety in NYC

Con Edison innovates to protect public safety and reduce manhole explosions in New York City by deploying CNIguard’s Sentir remote sensoring system using the alias SOS (Structure Observation System).

Benefits of deploying drones as 1st responders

Drones are un-piloted aircraft or missiles controlled by an operator from the ground. They were originally designed for military reconnaissance purposes, away from the public eye.

Road Salting

Regions that regularly or seasonally experience temperatures below the freezing point of water will have their roads treated with halite, more commonly known as rock salt.

The dangers of gases

Most gases fall into one or more categories of inert, flammable, oxidizing, toxic or cryogenic. Those that are classified as inert or reactive generally don't undergo chemical reactions under particular conditions and include nitrogen and argon.

About Stray Voltage

Stray voltage appears where there is electric potential between two objects that would normally not have any voltage difference between them. Metallic electrical equipment enclosures or street furniture may possess large voltages due to a variety of faults in the electrical distribution system.

Factors affecting gas sensor selection

Gas sensors are available in a variety of technologies, each having distinct advantages and limitations for their individual applications. Some of the more common types are electrochemical, catalytic bead, infrared and metal oxide. CNIguard’s Ian Courtney examines the relative merits of the different gas sensors available.

CNIguard embraces Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a category of low power wide area networks (LPWA) designed to support the deployment of Internet of Things (IOT) devices. The specification was developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), consisting of seven telecommunications standard organizational partners.

Infrared camera sets Sentir apart from competition

Infrared (IR) and its ability to ‘see’ in the dark can be deployed as part of a broad spectrum underground monitoring system where infrared can detect overheating electrical wiring or materials involved in spontaneous, low level combustion.

Con Edison deploys our Sentir virtual inspection system

Sentir, a new condition monitoring system developed by CNIguard, is defining the solution to prevent and mitigate manhole events, a utility problem that occurs more often than most may think.

Jonathan Taylor
VP Customer Delivery

Jonathan is an engineer and project executive with a combined 15 years of experience in utility, manufacturing, deploying, and implementing solutions utility and heavy industrial sectors. He was previously with Osmose Utility Services and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, after starting his career within Aerospace and Pulp and Paper. Jonathan holds an Executive Leadership Certification and a BSME from the Georgia Tech, as well as an active Project Management Professional license from PMI.

Jens Sterum

VP Business Development

Jens has over three decades of experience in international business development, specializing in complex technology sales. Spanning FMCG, logistics, security and utilities, his experience traverses EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Prior to joining CNIguard in the USA, he served as MD for a specialized company in industrial automation, having secured and managed a highly successful telemetry framework for the largest water utility in the UK . Jens has a BS in International Economics from Duke University and MS in Management and Organizational Development from University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Jim Darroch
VP Software & Engineering

Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions. Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.

Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer

30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.

Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.

Dr. Edward Klinger
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defense sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, and Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.