Natural Gas Leak Detection

realSens™ Natural Gas Leak Detection

Ensuring the safety of citizens and staff is a primary concern for all natural gas pipeline operators. Synodon’s patented realSens™ technology offers the highest Probability of Detection in the industry and delivers actual gas plume images to operators – this not only helps understand the severity of the anomaly but further removes any false positives. Synodon’s analysts have in-depth knowledge on plume dynamics and characteristics, which allows for very accurate leak location coordinates – usually within two meters of where the gas is breaking the surface.

  • Highest Probability of Detection available
  • Very low false positives
  • Pinpoint accuracy of leak locations
  • Visual images of entire surveyed area
  • Highly sensitive instrument

The problems with current leak detection systems are well known; challenging terrain, inaccurate maps, false indicators… all are mitigated by engaging Synodon’s aerial services.

The image below shows a typical pipeline leak. Traditional ground based systems could lead to the Flame Ionization Detector unit operator receiving hits throughout the entire 75 meter area where the gas is being disbursed via the wind. Similarly, laser systems would receive alarms throughout the entire area. Operators are left to guess – is it one leak or multiple? Is it a huge leak or relatively small?

Synodon’s analysts are able to view the exact gas plume and use their extensive knowledge in plume dynamics to deliver the intelligence pipeline operators need – this example is only one specific leak, relatively small (125 standard cubic feet/hour) and pinpoint the location where the gas is emitting from.

By utilizing Synodon’s service operators not only receive the most comprehensive report in the industry, but full GPS tracks of all flights confirming coverage, high resolution visual images of the entire network, and the best Probability of Detection available world wide. Combine the realSens™ Natural Gas Leak Detection service with additional options such as Pipeline Threat Assessment & Location Classification, Tree Canopy Encroachment, Water Crossings, and Right-of-Way Change Detection to meet all of your aerial pipeline integritymanagement requirements.

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