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Detechtion Technologies Announces Latest Release of Enalysis™

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announces the release of Enalysis™ 3.13 software. The current release delivers functionality that improves system performance and scalability to receive, process, analyze and report electronic data in alignment with our core strategic objectives of improving fleet management capabilities. In addition, software performance has been improved, processing of Gas Analysis results has been upgraded, reporting capabilities are enhanced, and a set of Quad Z compliance tracking forms and reports have been released.

With the commoditization of reliable field sensors and the widespread availability of communication networks and data historians that comprise the emerging “industrial internet,” Detechtion is receiving increased volumes of electronic data, which has increased the overall workload on our processing capabilities. Recognizing that this trend will continue as the business grows, the timing was right to invest in scalability and performance of the system by offloading this data processing onto a separate processor.
Many of our customers have their service providers send Gas Analysis reports directly to Detechtion, and processing of these data intensive reports has also been off-loaded to a separate processor to further improve system performance.

For users of Enalysis™, multiple changes have been made to improve software performance and user experience. Changes include faster generation of PDF reports, improved speed and performance of the software, and improved formatting of reports exported to Excel.

Many operators struggle with managing regulatory compliance under Quad Z emissions regulations for compressors. A set of forms, reports, and alerts enables operators to track the key engine maintenance information needed to comply with these regulations, and to notify users of upcoming and overdue maintenance work.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, commented “We are delighted to deliver the latest release of Enalysis, which continues to build on our industry-leading capabilities to optimize compressor performance and support best-in-class asset management for our customer’s fleets. Based on our on-going conversations with customers and prospects, we are excited to deliver improved scalability and performance to process, analyze and report larger volumes of electronic data. In addition, Quad Z compliance is a challenging problem for our customers, and the risk of missing a critical maintenance deadline can result in fines and adverse publicity. While many companies are talking about the potential of the “industrial internet” to deliver operational efficiency and best-in-class Asset Performance Management (APM), Detechtion is providing these capabilities to our customers today, delivering tens of millions of dollars in value annually through increased revenue, reduced costs, and best-in-class asset management.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Senior Architect – Calgary, AB

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Company Description

Detechtion Technologies is a dynamic compressor technology and service company in the oil and gas industry. Detechtion provides natural gas compressor optimization and fleet management solutions through our principal product “Enalysis”. Established in 1998, Detechtion has grown dramatically and currently has contractual relationships with over 80 prominent natural gas companies around the globe. Detechtion is led by a vibrant, highly motivated management team focused on providing best-in-class service to our existing clients and aggressively adding new clients. Detechtion has offices in Houston, Calgary, Pittsburgh and Brisbane, Australia.

Position Description

Reporting to the CTO, We are looking for a Senior Software Architect / Team Lead with an engineering mindset that has a passion for software development, and the ability to analyze business requirements and articulate software solutions. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience of developing web applications using Agile methodologies, and will be responsible for application definition, design and architecture. He/she will coach and guide the development team throughout the development phases. He/she will have a strong belief in adherence to good engineering practices such as Test Driven Development, Simple Code, Automated Testing and Deployment, Continuous Integration, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and document the appropriate technology platforms and solutions to deliver business requirements
  • Lead the architecture planning process and document the resulting plans to realize the requirements by identifying, prioritizing, time-tabling, and possibly proto-typing/developing solutions
  • Contribute to the establishment, review, and enforcement of development standards, adoption of technologies, and application of best practices
  • Create detailed technical documentation for developers to implement
  • Create functional technical documentation for customers to review and approve
  • Be responsible for commercial and technical success, and timeliness of each phase of the life-cycle of each development project
  • Perform and be responsible for quality assurance of each development project
  • Conduct code review and conformance testing as appropriate for each development project
  • Disseminate coding, testing, and documentation standards within each development project team
  • Ensure promotion of new code to the production environment gets completed quickly and with minimal rework required
  • Share knowledge, mentor, and educate development personnel
  • Ensure technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Familiar with all aspects of the software development process and life-cycle, and contributes knowledge and expertise to help development team continuously improve

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to envision how web applications can solve customer business problems
  • 10 years of experience with web application development using Microsoft technology (MVC, ASP.NET, C#, T-SQL, etc.) and other web-specific technology (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)
  • 5 years of project lead/management experience
  • Strong C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript development skills
  • Strong MS SQL development and administration skills
  • Previous experience working within an agile development process
  • Proficiency with development life-cycle tools (e.g. Jira, Git, NUnit, MSBuild, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate information to both technical and non-technical people
  • Self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Azure would be a great asset
  • Travel (35% or less expected).
  • No relocation assistance/reimbursement offered.

Contact

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@detechtion.com

Detechtion Technologies Announces EP Engineering Sdn Bhd as Agent for Southeast Asia

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management software, announced today the appointment of EP Engineering Sdn Bhd as its exclusive agent to resell EnalysisTM in Southeast Asia.

Under the terms of the agreement, EP Engineering will promote and sell Detechtion’s Enalysis software as well as provide technical support for Enalysis customers throughout Southeast Asia. Detechtion will support EP Engineering from its regional office in Brisbane, Australia.

“We are thrilled to establish this relationship with EP Engineering,” said Mike Hill, Detechtion SVP of Sales and Marketing. “Our expertise in compression fleet management, optimization, and predictive analytics, together with EP Engineering’s established capabilities and regional business relationships, will allow us to greatly enhance our Southeast Asia presence.”

Mark Tiong, EP Engineering COO, said, “Detechtion’s Enalysis software is unique in enhancing the efficiency of compression fleets and will bring important benefits to local clients. We look forward to success for both parties as we move ahead.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management.

Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Assistant Controller – Houston, TX

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Company Description

Detechtion Technologies is a dynamic compressor technology and service company in the oil and gas industry. Detechtion provides natural gas compressor optimization and fleet management solutions through our principal product “Enalysis”. Established in 1998, Detechtion has grown dramatically and currently has contractual relationships with over 90 prominent natural gas companies around the globe. Detechtion is led by a vibrant, highly motivated management team focused on providing best-in-class service to our existing clients and aggressively adding new clients. Detechtion has offices in Houston, Calgary, Pittsburgh and Brisbane, Australia. More information can be found at www.detechtion.wpengine.com.

Job Description

Reporting to the CFO, the Assistant Controller will have responsibility for all accounting aspects of the company and consolidation of financial statements. Given the limited resources of an entrepreneurial business, the Assistant Controller will need to be comfortable as both a manager and an individual contributor – leading a team of 2 and acting as liaison with external Auditors and Tax compliance teams. He/She will be results oriented, highly organized and comfortable with implementing new procedures, policies and processes to improve the operational efficiencies and organizational aspects of the accounting function at Detechtion.

Responsibilities

  • Monthly Close – Lead/manage/perform monthly close activities including all month end journal entries and monthly closing procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ensure that all books and records are maintained in accordance with GAAP.
  • Revenue Recognition – Track projects and revenues for proper revenue recognition.
  • AP, AR and the General Ledger – Management of accruals and payables, billing, accounts receivable, DSO reporting, general ledger and chart of accounts.
  • Fixed Assets – Management & reconciliation of fixed assets and depreciation.
  • Cash Flow and Treasury reporting – Preparing weekly/monthly cash flow projections, bank reconciliations and debt covenant reports.
  • Internal Accounting Liaison – Assist direct reports and other departments with accounting related issues.
  • Process Improvement – Support and implement process improvements for the Accounting Department and the Company in accordance with best practice standards.
  • Audit Support – Gather, maintain and prepare all necessary supporting documentation for the annual audit and respond to auditor questions as necessary.
  • Tax Support – Gather, maintain and prepare all necessary supporting documentation for Sales and Use, quarterly and annual tax filings.
  • Financial Reporting – Produce consolidated financial statements and reports with variances vs. budget, forecast and prior year financials.
  • Financial Analysis – Reconciliation of monthly balance sheet accounts and review of monthly income statement accounts for reasonableness.
  • Managerial and Supervisory – 2 Direct Reports. Train and supervise accounting staff to ensure quality of work.

Qualifications

  • Accounting degree (required).
  • 5 to 10 years of Accounting work experience (required).
  • International, multi-currency accounting and consolidations (required).
  • Experience as a Controller, Assistant Controller or similar Accounting/Audit Manager role (required).
  • Accounting or audit experience in a public or private company audited by external auditors (required).
  • CPA or Big Four accounting experience (a plus).
  • Experience in a software company (License or “SaaS” model) or software products accounting environment (a plus).
  • Revenue recognition experience (a plus).
  • QuickBooks hands-on experience (a plus).
  • Experience with setting-up a new entity/company in an accounting system after an acquisition or merger (a plus).
  • Travel (10% or less expected).

Contact

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Thavry Willis at: careers@detechtion.com

Junior Software Developer – Calgary, AB

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Company Description

Detechtion Technologies is a dynamic compressor technology and service company in the oil and gas industry. Detechtion provides natural gas compressor optimization and fleet management solutions through our principal product “Enalysis”. Established in 1998, Detechtion has grown dramatically and currently has contractual relationships with over 90 prominent natural gas companies around the globe. Detechtion is led by a vibrant, highly motivated management team focused on providing best-in-class service to our existing clients and aggressively adding new clients. Detechtion has offices in Houston, Calgary, Pittsburgh and Brisbane, Australia. More information can be found at www.detechtion.wpengine.com.

Job Description

We are looking for a high energy person to fill the position of junior .Net Software Developer; someone who can learn as we go and contribute in multiple ways to the team. The successful candidate will work within our development team to develop, extend and support our suite of engineering and fleet management tools.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in software development
  • Knowledge of C# programming for Microsoft .Net
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Nice to have experience with:
    • Javascript and HTML
    • SQL Server
    • Software Quality Assurance
    • Windows Azure
    • Business Intelligence
    • Experience with agile methodologies and best practices

Responsibilities

  • Review software requirements, preparation of test cases, and execution of tests.
  • Write well-tested, robust code in one of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SQL, C#, ASP.NET, WPF.
  • Become technically competent in the responsibilities of the Development Team like new feature development, QA, bug fixes and support, and help out where possible.
  • Perform both guided and exploratory manual test executions following established processes.

Contact

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Kari Scotton at: careers@detechtion.com

Release of Enalysis™ Version 3.11

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announced today that they have released version 3.11 of their Enalysis™ product. The current release focuses on multiple user-centered enhancements that improves navigation and usability, enhances fleet reporting capabilities, and provides customers with the ability to configure a critical KPI.

For natural gas compression fleet operators including oil and gas companies, mid-stream operators and National Oil Companies (NOCs), optimizing natural gas compression assets as the critical gateway for getting gas to market is a core business competency. Detechtion Enalysis™ helps these organizations manage their fleets, assuring that asset uptime and gas through-put are optimized while providing predictive analytics and preemptive recommendations to avoid unscheduled downtime and catastrophic machine failures.

A new Fleet Surveillance report provides operating data and compressor warnings on all machines in a defined area or across the fleet to provide efficient prioritization of work activities. This report should be an invaluable tool for foremen, supervisors and engineers who need to monitor KPIs and compression performance and make operating and maintenance decisions.

Based on customer feedback, Detechtion also included enhanced functionality to one of the proprietary KPIs calculated in Enalysis™, blowby. Blowby is a measure of any inefficiency in a compression cylinder. Authorized users can now set higher thresholds for unique situations that require higher blowby thresholds and warnings. This functionality also creates an email notification trail between the customer representative and the Detechtion engineer when blowby thresholds are changed, enabling fleet management collaboration.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, commented: “We are delighted to deliver our third software release of 2014 which focuses on customer-requested enhancements to EnalysisTM. With this release, we consolidated customer-driven fleet management capabilities to make our clients more efficient at managing equipment and getting predictive analytics delivered across their heterogeneous fleets of compression and driver assets. We are excited to continue to invest in our proprietary software analytics which are delivering tens of millions of dollars in value annually to our clients.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Detechtion Technologies to Present Technology Update at the GMRC 2014 Gas Machinery Conference

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announced today that they will be presenting a technical update at the GMRC 2014 Gas Machinery Conference. Detechtion will also have an exhibition booth at the trade show in space 515.

Zachary Bennett, an Engineering Account Manager for Detechtion, will be presenting the technology update on Wednesday, October 8th at 10:00 AM in room 104. His topic, “Online Compressor Diagnostics Transform Routine SCADA Output Into Valuable and Functional Information”, will illustrate the many dynamic variables in the production of natural gas and how the early detection of potential issues are difficult to catch simply by observing changing temperatures and pressures. The update will detail how EnalysisTM can be used to utilize complex data sets captured with SCADA systems to create meaningful action items that accurately identify maintenance and performance opportunities.

For more information on the Gas Machinery Conference, the conference agenda or to register please visit http://www.gmrc.org/gmc.

We welcome all who are attending the conference to visit us at our exhibition booth at space 515 for more information and an update on Detechtion Technologies and EnalysisTM.

About Detechtion Technologies

Today, Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides monitoring and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Detechtion appoints Jorge Ordonez CFO

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management services, announced today that Jorge Ordonez has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Jorge will be based at Detechtion’s Houston office.

Previously Jorge was CFO for Energy Solutions International, a software and service provider for the Oil and Gas pipeline industry. Before ESI, Jorge was Finance Director for ION Geophysical, a global seismic software, equipment and service provider to the Oil and Gas industry. Jorge developed and led the Financial Planning and Analysis team at ION during the time the company grew from $500M to $700M in revenue. Prior to ION, Jorge held various finance and accounting positions in public healthcare logistics and service provider companies.

Jorge brings twenty years of finance and accounting experience in private equity backed and international public companies including eight years in software and technology for the Oil and Gas industry to the Detechtion leadership team. He graduated with honors with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Asked about joining the company, Jorge commented “I am pleased to join the Detechtion team and I look forward to be part of the next chapter of growth for the company.” Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion, said “we are delighted to have Jorge on board to complete the build out of the management team following the investment by Element Partners. His international experience will be of great value as we look at geographically expanding our markets.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compression optimization technologies and fleet management services. Currently, Detechtion provides monitoring and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers, providing them the knowledge and tools to deliver higher levels of compressor performance and profitability to the bottom line.

Enalysis v3.10 Release Notes

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The current release focuses on improving our Enalysis report email notification system. Enhancements were made to the email report scheduling interface to give users more options for fine-tuning what reports they receive.

What’s new?

Your user profile page has been refreshed to give you more control, including updating email notifications. To make changes to your user profile and email settings, simply click your name in the top-right corner of the Enalysis page:

clickuserprof

There are two tabs you can configure, Profile and Email:

tabsuser

Profile Tab
  • Contains your name, address and contact information
  • Allows configuration of your default home page and preferred communication method
  • Allows setting which non-Enalysis report notifications you may wish to receive
Email Tab

The email tab allows you to configure the Enalysis report notification emails that you get. There are three different classes of email triggers that need to be configured separately. First, we have the routinely scheduled Enalysis report emails:

schedule

The initial step is to choose your time zone from the list. Then, a selection between routine daily or weekly emails is made. For weekly emails, the day of the week must also be chosen. Finally, the time of day for the scheduled email must be selected.

The scheduled emails will be sent for all active compressors, regardless of if new data has been entered since the last scheduled email was sent. The scheduled emails will not include the PDF attachment of the report.

The scheduled emails were primarily designed to limit the number of emails sent out for SCADA units. Thus, rather than getting multiple emails a day, setting a once-daily schedule would mean that you get only a single report per day.

Next, Enalysis report emails can be sent when Cash Flow at Risk (CFR) or Priority Status thresholds are met:

cfr flags

cfr flags

If the box is checked, emails will be sent when the CFR is greater than the value selected or when the priority status of the report matches the setting. In the example above, you would receive report emails if the CFR was greater than $50K or if the priority status of the report was red.

The maximum frequency is also set to limit how often CFR or priority reports are sent. In the example above, a report would only be sent every 4 hours, regardless of how many reports are generated that meet the CFR or priority threshold.

The CFR and priority status emails are very similar to our previous options and are designed to send emails only by exception. Thus, you are able receive only higher risk or higher priority reports as opposed to all reports.

You can also choose to receive all reports that are manually entered into Enalysis:

manualreports

If the box is checked, you will receive any and all reports that are entered manually, regardless of any other schedule, CFR or priority settings.

The option to receive manually entered reports was designed for users who want to see all reports because the compressors they manage report infrequently.

Receiving manually entered reports may also be desirable if a manual report is entered to troubleshoot a unit that usually reports by SCADA.

Finally, the email tab lets you configure which compressors you receive email notifications for:

areafield

By default, you will receive email notifications for the same compressors that you have access to. However, the interface above allows you to trim down which compressors you receive emails for.

Notes

  • Your existing notification settings will be migrated to the new system. You are encouraged to make any changes or updates required via the new interface described above.

Added Visibility

1. In conjunction with the changes to the report email scheduling, it is now possible to see who will receive emails for each compressor. To do so, select a compressor and navigate to the “Reporting Compliance” unit setup page:

reportingcompliance

The Reporting Compliance page has two main functions:

  • Setting the expected frequency of reporting for the given compressor
  • Viewing which users are assigned access and receive notifications for the compressor

reportingcompliance2

The expected frequency is how often you expect fresh field data to be entered for the unit. If the goal is for a compressor to report every week, the expected frequency should be set to “1 week” as in the example above. If the unit does not have a report run within the expected frequency, the compressor icon on the map will appear in black.

The table of users displays all users who have access to view the compressor on Enalysis. Each user’s email schedule, CFR threshold, and priority warnings configuration is also shown.

2. The Emissions Report and the Driver Summary Report are now available with data for a single month or a custom date range. Previously, only yearly summaries were available for both reports. Showing the Driver Summary and Emissions reports with monthly data will facilitate environmental compliance reporting.

Technical Support

If you have any questions about these improvements or Enalysis in general, please do not hesitate to contact Detechtion Technologies:

CANADA – Calgary, AB
Main: 800.780.9798

UNITED STATES – Houston, TX
Main: 713.357.4775

AUSTRALIA – Brisbane, QLD
Main: 61.7.3112.2656

Education Opportunities

Free Enalysis Training: Please contact us at any of the numbers above regarding FREE Enalysis 101 training sessions with your Detechtion Engineer.

Compressor and Dehydrator Training: We also frequently offer detailed schools on compressor and TEG dehydrator theory. You can view our schools offerings on our website: Detechtion Schools

Feedback

We value all feedback, and would love to hear from you

If you have any comments, questions, ideas, complaints or suggestions please contact us at any of the numbers above or email us at: info@detechtion.com<

Detechtion appoints Mike Hill SVP Sales

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization technologies and fleet management services, announced today that Mike Hill is joining the company as Senior Vice President of Sales. Mike will be joining our Houston office, and will be responsible for global sales efforts.

Prior to Detechtion, Mike held a number of executive positions at KBR, CygNet Software, and Invensys Process Systems (IPS). At KBR he was the Worldwide VP of Sales for the Technology Business Unit leading them to consecutive years of performance above plan. Before KBR, Mike worked with Chris Smith at CygNet Software as the VP of Sales, prior to the exit to Weatherford International in 2011. At IPS, Mike final role was leading the Asia-Pacific Sales force from the APAC headquarters in Singapore.

Mike brings over 20 Years of engineering and sales experience to the Detechtion leadership team. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Asked about joining the company, Mike commented “I am excited to join the Detechtion team, and to bring my engineering and technical sales background to a growing company that has a leadership position in it’s business segment.”

Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion, said “we are delighted to have a sales executive with Mike’s breadth of experience join the Detechtion management team. We think there is great opportunity to help our customers and prospects improve compression performance, reduce fuel gas operating costs, and prevent catastrophic equipment failures. Mike will be instrumental in working with customers and prospects to further articulate our value proposition to the energy community, and help us achieve our goals in the US, Canada, and across the Pacific-rim countries.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compression optimization technologies and fleet management services. Currently, Detechtion provides monitoring and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers, providing them the knowledge and tools to deliver higher levels of compressor performance and profitability to the bottom line.