SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 4, 2010 – RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RAE),a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, has mobilized personnel to assist private companies and government agencies with the toxic gas and hazardous materials associated with the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
RAE Systems has placed personnel on scene and is providing 24/7 support to private, federal and state environmental management responders with technical experts to deal with the by-products of the spill including volatile organic compound detection and benzene monitoring. RAE Systems has activated its 24-hour response line at 408-952-8200 x8 to provide timely technical support, replacement sensors and equipment as needed.
"The oil and gas industry has long relied on RAE Systems for products to protect both personnel and the environment from hazardous threats. In anticipation of needed equipment we have moved critical inventory into position to be prepared to respond," said Ryan Watson, RAE Systems vice president of Americas' sales. "We have already seen the deployment of AreaRAE wireless sensor networks, UltraRAE benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes along the Gulf Coast. Our technical specialists are standing by on-scene and in our U.S. support center to support the clean-up efforts from this oil spill."
AreaRAE ™ wireless networks, UltraRAE™ 3000benzene monitors and handheld colorimetric detection tubes are being used to provide protection and detection of benzene and flammable gasses from the oil slick in the clean-up areas and by operations managers on the neighboring drilling rigs and platforms. Most of the neighboring platforms are still in production, have not been evacuated and operations managers want their workers to remain safe.
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About RAE Systems
RAE Systems is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable connected, intelligent gas detection systems that enable real-time safety and security threat detection. RAE Systems products are used in more than 95 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and government agencies.
RAE Systems offers a full line of wirelessly enabled solutions including personal, hand-held, transportable, and fixed instruments designed to meet the needs of any usage scenario. Applications include energy production, refining, industrial and environmental safety, public venue safety and government first responder markets.
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