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Line Crew Safety Monitor and Alarm Instrument at iP Safety Conference

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March 15, 2012 — Battle Ground, WA — Delta Computer Systems, Inc. announces that it will be exhibiting it SNT-02 Step and Touch instrument at the iP Safety Conference & Expo May 1-3, 2012, booth 111 in San Antonio Texas. This event is the utility industry's leading education event for safety, training and operations professionals.

An innovation by engineers at the Bonneville Power Administration, the SNT instrument has been helping ensure the safety of BPA line crews since 2003, with more than 80 units delivered. The SNT-02 Kit includes the sealed, battery-powered, safety monitoring and alarming instrument and field-proven accessories in a rugged enclosure for easy transport, setup, and use.

De-energized lines that are connected to a tower pick up induced voltage from parallel lines and can create dangerous voltages if the tower ground system is poor (high resistance). This is known as Ground Potential Rise, and is particularly dangerous because it can vary rapidly due to factors such as changing soil conditions, varying power levels on adjacent lines, and circulating currents due to multiple ground connections. The SNT-02 instrument continuously monitors for Step and Touch potential, and provides visible and audible alarms, improving job site safety.


SNT-02 kit (above) includes the SNT instrument, ground rod with slide hammer, clamps and other accessories.

The SNT-02 continuously monitors for and warns against Step and Touch potential, improving job site safety. "The need for this capability has become more important over the last decade as more power corridors have increased in complexity - often driven by growth in green energy", stated Steve Nylund, CEO of Delta Computer Systems. "The BPA and investor owned utility customers have found the SNT to be very valuable and Delta is pleased to bring this product to the general market." Nylund added.

About Delta Computer Systems: For more than 28 years, Delta has supplied industrial control and monitoring products that enable utilities, contractors and industrial companies to provide better products and services to their customers. For more information contact Bill Savela, Delta Computer Systems, Inc. 1818 SE 17th Street, Battle Ground, WA. 98604. P 360-254-8688, fax 360-254-5435, or email Editor: Please indicate STEPANDTOUCH for inquiry identification