Brulines, the supplier of beer-dispense monitoring equipment to pubs and bars, has unveiled maiden results as a public company. In the six months to 30 September, 2006, underlying profits (ebit) more than doubled to £1.85m on sales up 102% to £9.24m. After float costs and other expenses, pre-tax profit was £1.19m. During the period the company installed beer-flow monitoring equipment into 2,889 pubs, up from 954 in 2005, largely on the back of its contract with Enterprise Inns. The company also upgraded systems at a further 1,133 outlets. These were predominantly Punch-owned pubs. Brulines listed on AIM in October, raising £7m after costs and expenses. As part of the process founder Derrick Collin was replaced as non-executive chairman by James Newman. As part of the IPO process, Stewart Gilliland, the former Interbrew executive was recruited as a non-executive and Duncan Noble, operations director, was appointed to the board. The company is pushing its new Brand Quality Monitoring (BQM) product, which allows brand owners and retailers to remotely check that draught beer being served meets certain quality criteria. These include line cleaning, throughput, cellar temperature, dispense temperature, and flow rate.