March 2015, Vol. 242, No. 3


Point Integrity Solutions Awarded Patent

Southampton, NJ-based Point Integrity Solutions has been issued a patent for the pipeline probe tool known as the Point Guard. This enhances the ability of pipeline technicians to detect the pipe before damaging the coating or pipe itself. Typically, field engineers and technicians rely on mapping, pipe locators and standard probe rods to determine the location of a pipeline before excavation begins. This allows for a chance of pipe or coating damage if a probe rod is applied with too much force or a probe mistakes a rock or hard surface for a pipeline. Inventor and President of Point Integrity Solutions William R. “Rob” Shoaf had over 20 years of experience in the pipeline ind

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