Photon Control Contracts to Supply Flare Meter to Statoil

09:00 EST Wednesday, March 10, 2004

BURNABY, BC, March 10 /CNW/ - Photon Control Inc. ("Photon") (TSX-VEN: PHO) reports that it has been chosen to supply an optical flow meter to measure flare gas for Statoil, the international oil and gas company headquartered in Norway. The meter will be installed in the Tjeldbergodden plant to measure flue gases at very high temperatures. Photon's meters are uniquely suited to measure flare gas in widely ranging flow rates.

"We are very pleased to be working with such a progressive company as Statoil. This gives Photon a good opportunity to test its technology in a new application and in a substantial and growing market," reports S. Robert Blair, President of Photon.

About Photon Control Inc.

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Photon Control Inc. develops products that use light (photons) for measurement and control, using the inherent advantages of light over electricity: the immunity to electromagnetic and RF interference, the absence of hazards from electrical arcing or sparking or susceptibility to corrosion and short-circuiting. Photon's products offer improvements in cost, performance and safety. Photon manufactures its controls and sensors for medical and hazardous environments and its LUMItouch(TM) optical response system for research. Photon is currently developing a range of optical gas flow meters for industry.

For further information: Company Contact: Lauren Blair, Investor Relations, (604) 422-8408, lblair(at)

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