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Santa Barbara, CA – January 17, 2009 – Gas Imaging Technology, LLC (GIT), announced today that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its Sherlock Scientific imaging spectrometer to an Egyptian University (for research and development work in fugitive gas emissions. GIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Advanced Technology, manufactures and sells a proprietary gas imaging and analysis system that addresses critical needs in the oil, gas, manufacturing, utility and chemical industries.  “This is our first sale into the Middle Eastern market and we are very pleased with the positive response we have received for all the Sherlock products. We expect to continue our penetration into this market in 2009.” said Martin Van Enoo, Director of Sales and Marketing at GIT. 


In November 2008, Michele Hinnrichs, Founder and CEO of Pacific Advanced Technology, was invited to visit several Saudi Aramco facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Aramco is interested in the Sherlock products for fixed facility mounted gas imaging systems on production platforms throughout their facilities in the Kingdom.  “My Saudi hosts were very generous with their time and resources making it a remarkable and productive trip.  I look forward to helping the Kingdom reduce their carbon footprint as well as supporting them in other safety and environmental efforts,” said Michele Hinnrichs. 


About GIT

Gas Imaging Technology, LLC (GIT) (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Advanced Technology (, is a woman owned California Corporation located in Santa Barbara County. GIT has an exclusive worldwide license for products that uniquely address issues of greenhouse gas, compliance with new EPA standards and other critical needs of refineries, power and chemical plants, oil and LNG tankers and terminals. More than $14 million has been invested in the development of the technology underlying the Sherlock gas imaging and analysis systems. A substantial portion of this funding came from various military, federal and commercial sources including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, DARPA, Department of Energy, State of California, Gas Research Institute, BP and Shell Global Solutions.

GIT’s Products

Sherlock SF6 - detects sulfur hexafluoride gas leaks, and can thus be an invaluable asset to those in the power industry. In addition to being a greenhouse gas, SF6 is an expensive resource. Early detection of SF6 leaks with the use of Sherlock can prevent not only damage to our environment, but also considerable economic loss to a facility.


Sherlock VOC – allows the user to "see" emissions of invisible gases that may pose grave environmental hazards and expose refineries, chemical, and power plants to the risk of catastrophic fires and explosions. The Sherlock incorporates a mid-wave infrared camera that includes PAT’s patented IMSS lens and an embedded computer that can perform the function of data logging, imaging spectroscopy, and digital video recording.

Sherlock FE - monitors and analyzes the efficiency of flares and to continuously monitor smokestack emissions. The Sherlock FE is the only system currently on the market that can analyze flare efficiency. It remotely monitors and generates a pixel-by-pixel quantitative analysis of flares and smokestacks. In many circumstances, this remote monitoring can be done from a location several miles from the source.


Sherlock Scientific Used in laboratory environments, analyzing infrared signature in the medium ranges. The Sherlock FE imaging spectrometer quantifies the concentration of the gas using a standard Beers Law technique similar to conventional absorption spectroscopy.



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