Synodon Completes realSens Condensate Detection Demo for Keyera

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Edmonton, Alberta – October 31, 2012 - Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") [TSXV-SYD]
announces that as part of a recent customer survey for Keyera Energy (“Keyera”), its
realSensTM technology successfully demonstrated its ability to detect hydrocarbon
plumes released from condensate mixtures provided by the customer. The
demonstration was organized at the request of Keyera. These results build on the
previously announced pentane detection test as well as a subsequent gasoline
detection test performed over the summer. Full reports for these tests are available
upon request.

During the demonstration, condensate vapour plumes were released from a small
custom evaporator at 17 different flow rates while realSens™ passed over the leak
area. The data analysis showed that the condensate plumes were detected with 95%
reliability for rates of less than 0.05 litres per minute. Overall, liquid condensate
release rates varied from 0.047 to 0.282 litres per minute. The condensate
composition had traces of C1-C4 and roughly 43% of C5+, 20% of C6+ and 34% of

"This customer demonstration further validates the ability of the realSensTM
technology at detecting very small liquid hydrocarbon leaks while airborne” stated
Adrian Banica, CEO of Synodon Inc. “We have now proven the effectiveness of this
technology using pure pentane, gasoline as well as condensates. In a practical setting,
if a hydrocarbon liquid contains 5% low end hydrocarbons by volume (as is the case
with West Texas Crude Intermediate), the smallest equivalent detectable product leak
rate would be less than 1 litre per minute or 0.005% of the flow in a medium sized
200,000 bpd pipeline. The detectable leak size will be even smaller for products with a
higher concentration of light hydrocarbons."

Synodon’s service offerings have recently been expanded and now include:

  • realSens™ Liquid Hydrocarbon Leak Detection
  • realSens™ Natural Gas Leak Detection
  • Pipeline Threat Assessment
  • Right-of-Way Change Detection
  • Tree Canopy Encroachment
  • Water Crossings Analysis
  • Pipeline Location Classification

Combined, these services provide a complete aerial pipeline integrity management
solution to both liquid hydrocarbon and gas pipeline operators.
Synodon Inc. ( is a technology company which has developed an
advanced airborne remote gas sensing system called realSensTM, based on technologies
developed under the Canadian Space Program and by Synodon scientists. The

company provides a full service gas emissions monitoring and quantification service to
a variety of industries, including hydrocarbon (oil and gas), environmental and
agricultural, and for a variety of gases including methane, ethane and ammonia.
For more information, please contact:

Synodon Inc.
Adrian Banica
President & CEO
Tel: 780.468.9568

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