The UAV Based Gas Detector (attached to the UAV) will accurately and reliably measure very low level concentrations of methane if it is present in the atmosphere. If the there happens to be a fugitive emission leak when the UAV is driving through the plume, then the analyzer will register the reading and if the concentration exceeds the programmable set point then the local display will sound its audible alarm so the driver can circle around and survey the leak further. That’s as complicated as it gets.
THE WORLD’S BEST SELLING AIRBORNE GAS DETECTOR Boreal has been the industry leader in airborne gas detection systems for the last 16 years. The analyzer combines GPS location data to give highly accurate positioning for fugitive emission leaks. The live read-out display and alarm provide the operator with instantaneous gas concentration data.
WHAT IT DOES
Provides immediate and unambiguous detection of the target gas in the ambient atmosphere
Our technology counts every target molecule in the measurement path to give a ppm concentration
The system combines the ppm concentrations, GPS coordinates, and associated diagnostic data for intuitive data interpretation
USES AND FUNCTIONS
PPM concentrations available to the pilot in real-time
The system is autonomous so the pilot can focus on flying safely
Display/Alarm Module will sound audible alarm when ppm concentration hits alarm limit so pilot can turn around to investigate
Boreal can provide analytical reports with map overlays
No Interference with other gases and No False Alarms
Fast Response Times and No Memory Effects:much faster response than other gas detection technologies
Provides the best return on investment compared to any other system
Can be used in all weather conditions
Minimal Maintenance: checks internal reference cell every minute, robust design, and requires no consumables
Low cost of ownership
Free and Unlimited phone and email support
Max Altitude: 65m (200ft)
Max Speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
Response Time(Scan Rate): 3 readings/sample per second
Ground Resolution: 5-10m (16-33ft)
Sensitivity: specification varies depending on gas and application
Accuracy: 2% of reading
Uncertainty: 5% of accuracy
Dynamic Range: 4 orders of magnitude
Measurement Path Length: 6m (20ft) w/ 3 passes
Light Source: Semiconductor Diode Laser
Typical Laser Output: ~10mW
Eye Safety: Class I or Class IIIa (ANSI) & FDA/CDRH approved
Analyzer Weight: 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs)
Measurement Cell Weight: 14.8 kg (32.5 lbs)
Analyzer Dimensions: (LxWxH): 260 x 200 x 160mm (10.2 x 7.9 x 6.3in)
Measurement Cell Dim: 1300 x 300 x 20mm (51.2 x 11.8 x 9.1in)
Data Output: Serial Communication (RS-232)
Power Requirement: 1A @ 12VDC
Ambient Temperature: -30°C to +40°C (-22°F to 104°F)
DOE’s Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), Wyoming, USA. The pipeline surveillance course at RMOTC is a simulated underground pipeline, 7.5 miles in length with 15 predetermined leak points. Leak points rates were blind to the testers and changed twice a day for the testing period. Following are statements taken directly from this independent report: “The (Boreal GasFinderAB) system consistently detected methane leak rates of 500, 100, 10-15, and 1.8 scfh. These leaks, including the 1.8 scfh leak, were detected an average of 75% of the time. The 75% translates to 90 % of all emitted gas volume. Few false positive and false negative leaks were identified. The system had no “down-time” and remained operational throughout the three-day test. Compared with the previous tests, the Boreal airborne methane detection system produced substantial improvement in gas leak detection making it a viable system for gas leak detection in the field.” “The performance of the system substantially exceeded prior evaluated detection systems at RMOTC. The test demonstrated the system’s strengths in measuring minute levels of methane in the air. “ The (Boreal GasFinderAB) system consistently detected methane leak rates of 500, 100, 10-15, and 1.8 scfh. These leaks, including the 1.8 scfh leak, were detected an average of 75% of the time. The 75% translates to 90 % of all emitted gas volume.
VENTUS OPTICAL GAS IMAGING CAMERA
The Ventus™ OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) camera core brings together the very latest in detector, cooler and lens design for optimizing the detection and visualizing of hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane and many other gases. The combination of these start of the art components produces the smallest, lightest and lowest powered OGI camera core in the market today which makes it ideal for integrating into gimbals or enclosures for unmanned aerial vehicle platforms or fixed mounted, continuous monitoring systems. The Ventus™ OGI utilizes a new state-of-the-art 640 x 512, 15µm pixel pitch “Hot MWIR” detector array with a special narrow bandpass cold filter in a miniature, long life, closed cycle, stirling cooler with an f/1.5 cold shield and an optimized purpose built lens to provide unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing in at only 475 grams with a lens and with dimensions of 146.6 x 70.9 x 73.1 the Ventus™ OGI makes this an easy choice for OEM’s and integrators. The Ventus™ cores are available with a choice of digital and analog inputs and outputs including Camera Link, Gigabit Ethernet, H.264, NTSC/Pal video and RS-232/RS-422 serial camera control. The camera core also has advanced image processing features such as Local Area Processing,-Dynamic Contrast Enhancement, Noise Reduction Filter, Foreground and Background Boost Contrast, automatic gain and level control, 2x, 4X and 8x electronic zoom, multiple color palettes and up to six calibration tables for different scene conditions.
Niatros fugitive gas plume imager
IRC’s new Niatros™ MWIR optical gas imaging camera cores, manufactured exclusively for sale by Leak Surveys, Inc., are among the most advanced cooled thermal infrared sensor packages produced today. Available in a choice of FPA formats, our Niatros™ camera cores are equipped with patented technology to optically image and detect hydrocarbon gases.
The CM202G Gas Hound is a reliable, low cost and field-proven system for aerial gas leak detection and infrastructure integrity. Benefit from traceable and verifiable pipeline integrity data, rapid notification of anomalies, and precise geo-location of leaks, encroachments, environmental concerns, and right of way violations. High definition daylight footage is streamed simultaneously with Infra-Red leak detection data, which is all overlaid onto a GIS based mapping system, giving you prompt access to valuable information.
FEATURING THE NIATROS™ OPTICAL GAS IMAGER
Niatros™ is designed for both fixed and mobile continuous monitoring applications to detect methane and other gas leaks in refineries, pipelines, storage facilities, and other installations.
Cutting-edge capabilities proven & documented with comprehensive field testing
The MWIR sensor is cooled to 80 K (-316 F) allowing the narrow band pass filter the ability to better eliminate other wavelengths that could interfere with the sensor images when inspecting a pipeline or station for gas leaks. The lens remains in focus throughout temperature changes.