Earthquake Response System

eQuake Systems Inc. manufactures, distributes and services the QuakeTrip device worldwide.

What is QuakeTrip?

Saving Lives and Protecting Property

QuakeTrip is an earthquake response system device that automatically shuts down systems and utilities when a strong earthquake is detected. The device contains four 3-axis accelerometers that measure ground motion in three directions. Internal software then compares the ground motion to pre-defined thresholds and if these thresholds are exceeded it proceeds to shut down systems such as elevators, gas, water, electricity, etc. 

Severe ground motion that can cause structural damage is only a small fraction of the damage that is associated with earthquake activity. Damage from fire and flooding is far more costly and dangerous.  

QuakeTrip is easy to install and will act as an important first line of defense in your home, school, office, factory or workplace. Unlike Earthquake Early Warning (EEW), QuakeTrip is not just a warning device, QuakeTrip will take action while you are getting to a safe place.

residential

  • provides an audible warning
  • shuts off main breaker
  • shuts off gas
  • shuts off water

Commercial/ apartments/ condos

  • Opens fire hall doors
  • Initiates safe elevator shutdown
  • Provides control to actuators and solenoids
  • Communicates with command centers
  • Shuts off electricity, gas & water

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Will also prevent automatic restoration of gas, water and electrical service to the building until it has been physically checked.

APPLICATIONS

Plug and Play – Works Anywhere

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Elevators

Bring elevator to nearest floor, open doors and park weights

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Fire Halls

Open fire hall doors for emergency exit
Video: Fire Following Earthquake

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Schools/ Churches/ Community Centers/ Arenas/ Swimming Pools

Activate audible alarms, shut off utilities

Residential

Shut off gas, water, electricity

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Apartment/Condo

One QuakeTrip unit located in electrical room can shut down the power to all units

Industrial

Send signal to initiate complex shutdown sequences

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Oil and Gas/Frac Monitoring

Alert operators when minimum thresholds have been exceeded

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Bridges/ Tunnels/ Trains/ Highways

Activate public warning systems such as closing tunnels and bridges

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Water Treatment Facilities/ Water Supply

Control VFD valve closure to prevent loss of valuable water for drinking and fire fighting

RECENT NEWS

Latest Updates

Quaketrip for Elevators

Press Release

eQuake Systems, the innovative seismic detection company that introduced earthquake monitoring for safety and risk mitigation, are now expanding their product offering to specifically address the needs of elevator operators.

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PRESS RELEASE

QuakeTrip for Elevators

eQuake Systems Inc., the innovative seismic detection company that introduced earthquake monitoring for safety and risk mitigation, are now expanding their product offering to specifically address the needs of elevator operators.

For too long, seismic switches in elevator operation have relied on “ring on a string”, 19th century technology when it comes to motion detection. QuakeTrip uses accelerometers to measure seismic motion on three different axes, sensing and measuring earthquakes instantly and accurately. The competitive edge here is clear: less false positives, and immediate automatic action of getting the car to a floor and opening the doors for exit to safety The relatively inexpensive solution is also more reliable in the event of a power outage. Operators are not seeing false positives, saving service cost, reducing downtime and increasing peace of mind.

When recently introduced in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, 7 out of 9 major elevator companies are using or in the demo stage of evaluating QuakeTrip units. QuakeTrip senior leadership has developed a lower cost model for wider deployment and is currently working on manufacturing here in North America. These clear-cut advantages make it sensible for elevator operators to evaluate their current seismic switch systems, and look to QuakeTrip as a better alternative, especially with the risk of a major earthquake ever-present.

More information:

Head office: (403) 200-8181
CEO – Rob Kendall / rob@equakesystems.com
COO – Doug Goble / doug@equakesystems.com
Pacific NW USA Agent – Ted Irwin / ted@equakesystems.com

10 Canadian technology companies carry out mission to Mexico

We are pleased to announce that eQuake Systems has been accepted into the latest Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program with Mexico focusing on Smart Cities.

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A total of 10 technology companies will participate in the launch of the first mission of the “Canadian Technology Accelerator” (CTA) program to Mexico, focused on the Smart Cities sector.The participants have technologies and solutions in different fields of the Smart Cities sector, such as urban mobility, lights, smart buildings, citizen participation, security and emergency services.

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Imagine if we were riding in this elevator and an earthquake struck? The power could go out and we could be stuck in the dark dangling from a cable as the ground shook violently. It could be hours and even days before we were rescued, and we would experience numerous equally strong after-shocks. It would literally be a nightmare.

Now imagine if the elevator was equipped with a device that could detect strong ground motion caused by a large and damaging earthquake, immediately send a signal the elevator controller, even when the power was out, and send the elevator to the nearest floor, open the doors and park the counter weights.

We would then walk down the stairs and out the door.

There is a device that can do this and it is called QuakeTrip!

VIDEOS

Learn more about earthquakes and how to stay safe

The Cascadia Fault, British Columbia

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ABOUT US

Management Team and Advisory Board

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Rob Kendall – President and CEO

Rob Kendall is the President and CEO of eQuake Systems Inc. He formed this company with Doug Goble in January, 2019. Rob’s 30-year career has mainly focused on oil and gas based technical geophysics with an emphasis on seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation.

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Rob Kendall is the President and CEO of eQuake Systems Inc. He formed this company with Doug Goble in January, 2019. Rob’s 30-year career has mainly focused on oil and gas based technical geophysics with an emphasis on seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation.

Rob has been involved in the development of leading edge non-traditional seismic techniques including downhole microseismic, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) and Induced Seismicity Monitoring (ISM). He has installed and maintained ISM arrays throughout the world and processes the earthquake data from these arrays. Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and emergency response is a natural extension to induced seismicity monitoring.

He is the recipient of numerous technical awards and has published extensively in scientific journals. He is a past president (2012-2013) of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG).

Doug Goble – COO

Doug Goble Graduated as a Computer Electronics Technologist in 1981, from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Technical Field work was Doug’s focus for the next twenty years with GSI, Sonics Exploration, and then Solid State Geophysical.

More about Doug

Doug Goble Graduated as a Computer Electronics Technologist in 1981, from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Technical Field work was Doug’s focus for the next twenty years with GSI, Sonics Exploration, and then Solid State Geophysical. Worldwide technical support took Doug to Alaska, Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, the Lower 48, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Svalbard (Norway), Trinidad, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.

In 1998 Doug accepted a position in Calgary for Houston based Geophysical Equipment manufacturer Input/Output. Doug was responsible for sales and service in Canada, and managed the office of five people.

In 2002 , Doug formed Global Seismic Repairs Inc., and has been supporting the international geophysical acquisition community ever since.

Uday Kakkar – Senior Software Engineer

Uday is a full stack developer working in Android , IOT space. He has a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University Of British Columbia , Vancouver.

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Uday is a full stack developer working in Android , IOT space. He has a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University Of British Columbia , Vancouver.

His range of expertise include low level embedded development on Linux environment , and more recently web services and application side development using Java springboot over elastic stack.

In his current role he is responsible for development and maintenance of a platform service that gathers data from field devices on one side, massages the data into data models and uses text based querying to visualize data on the front end producing dynamic graphs.

ADVISORY BOARD

Michael Kendall

Mike is Professor and Chair of Geophysics at the University of Oxford. He has a PhD in Geophysics from Queen’s University in Canada and he was a Green’s Scholar and NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA.

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Michael KendallMike is a Professor and Chair of Geophysics at the University of Oxford. He has a PhD in Geophysics from Queen’s University in Canada and he was a Green’s Scholar and NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has held faculty positions at the Universities of Toronto, Leeds and Bristol, and he worked briefly for Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary.

He was previously president of the British Geophysical Association and vice-president (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has published over 200 papers in leading journals. He was elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2011 and fellow of the Royal Society in 2019.

Mike’s research interests cover pure and applied seismology, with connections to mineral physics, geodynamics and engineering. He has led seismic field experiments in a range of geologic settings varying from the Canadian Arctic to Ethiopia. He has managed a number of large industry-funded consortia, including the Bristol University Microseismicity Projects (BUMPS).

Thomas L. Davis

Thomas L. Davis, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines and founded the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), an industry funded consortium now in its 33nd year. RCP received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in 2014.

More about Thomas

Thomas L. Davis, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines and founded the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), an industry funded consortium now in its 33nd year. RCP received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in 2014.

He is active member in SEG as an organizer for technical conferences, workshops and continuing education programs and has served as SEG’s Second Vice President, Technical Program Chairman, and Distinguished Lecturer. He received the C.J. Mackenzie Award from the Engineering College of the University of Saskatchewan, the Milton B. Dobrin Award from the University of Houston, and the Dean’s Excellence and Melvin F. Coolbaugh Memorial Awards from the Colorado School of Mines.

He was a co-recipient of the best poster award of the SEG in 2009 for a presentation on multicomponent seismic applications to tight gas fractured reservoir characterization and the southwest section of AAPG in 2011 on CO2 flood monitoring in Postle Field, Oklahoma.

Andrew Boland

Andrew has over 23 years of experience in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. He was Exploration Manager at Pan East Petroleum and held geophysical and exploration roles at Norcen Energy and Shell Canada.

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Calgary, Canada (former Managing Director, Peters & Co)

Andrew has over 23 years of experience in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. He was Exploration Manager at Pan East Petroleum and held geophysical and exploration roles at Norcen Energy and Shell Canada.

He holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Geophysics from University College and a BA Mod in Experimental Physics from Trinity College.

Ryan Phillips

Ryan is a litigation lawyer with JSS Barristers in Calgary, Alberta, with a background in commercial and civil litigation. He acts for companies, tribunals, insurers, individuals, governments, and non-profits.

More about Ryan

Ryan is a litigation lawyer with JSS Barristers in Calgary, Alberta, with a background in commercial and civil litigation. He acts for companies, tribunals, insurers, individuals, governments, and non-profits. He has successfully represented clients at all levels of courts in Alberta, before various tribunals, and in the superior courts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Some of his recent experience includes acting for a seismic exploration company in a large data acquisition dispute against an international oil and gas company, acting for an international engineering firm in a large uranium mine construction dispute, and defending lawyers (including large multinational law firms) against professional negligence claims.

Ryan graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2012, and the Alberta bar in 2014. He was a contributing author for the textbook Statute of Limitations in International Commercial Claims (Thomson Reuters, 2016). He has served on various community boards, including as Chair of the Downtown Business Improvement Association. Before becoming a lawyer, Ryan was a tennis instructor. He was the club professional at the Lakeshore Tennis Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he was born and raised, and an assistant professional on Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies.

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