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Pipe-I Finds Natural Gas Methane Emissions

Methane Leak Detection and Mapping with Optical Gas Imaging and Laser

970.493.3952

Questions? Please email info@redhensystems.com or call (970) 493.3952

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The Pipe-I Kit detects methane emissions along pipelines, well heads, and oil and gas facilities. Our dual method incorporates two sensors, a Boreal GasfinderAB and optical gas imaging (OGI). Red Hen Systems video mapping system, the VMS-333, facilitates the collection of multiple streams of data — including laser, OGI, GPS, above ground level (AGL) and anemometer data — geotags it, and maps the exact location of methane leaks along a pipeline.

Following the patrol, we show you the results with color coded dots on a map. Red Hen's method allows you to compare patrol records of the same segment of pipeline collected over time. With Pipe-I data analysis and reporting, you will clearly see the pipeline patrol results on maps, video and in reports.

Pipe-I is a best practice solution in use from Australia to Canada, and places in between. Along with the necessary components for a successful gas pipeline patrol, Pipe-I data is backed up three independent ways to ensure successful data collection. 

Pipe-I is operator-friendly and can be mounted on a helicopter or automobile. It is lighter weight and an economical alternative to solutions offered by other companies. Infrared (IR) camera technology can be added to the system to offer additional visual information about the nature of identified methane emissions.

How the System Works

A Boreal Laser AB detects methane leaks along a natural gas pipeline. Red Hen Systems' video mapping system collects data from the Boreal Laser AB, GPS, date and time, travel speed, and an OGI camera, then embeds this metadata stream into a video file for later viewing . Once the patrol is completed, the days' data is uploaded to Red Hen Systems and the company's technicians map the video file. A basic report is available within 24 hours, Monday through Thursday. Patrols can then be viewed on a map and compared by company personnel in real time or at any time. Recommended in-depth reports are available with additional lead time.

Optical Gas Imaging with a FLIR or other OGI camera captures video of the plume that shows where gas is escaping.

Additional Services

Utilizing video and other resources enable Red Hen Systems to provide additional services including right-of-way, vegetation management, waterway and common or multi-corridor analysis as an additional way to maximize pipeline companies' return on investment for methane leak pipeline patrols.

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Features & Benefits: 
  • Boreal Laser AB samples three times per second with an accuracy of 0.2 ppm
  • Red Hen's VMS-333 geo-tags the Boreal sensor data and embeds it directly into the patrol video feed
  • Complete videos and still photos of points of Interest and Boreal Gas data points
  • View corridor patrol in Google Earth while simultaneously viewing the patrol video and results
  • Methane leak data is collected in three independent ways, limiting data loss
Includes: 
  • Android Tablet
  • Boreal Laser GasFinder AB
  • External Feature Trigger
  • IsWhere Software
  • MediaMapper Mobile
  • Case
  • Recorder
  • Training
  • Video Camera
  • VMS-333 Aerial
  • 115 V AC to 24V DC converter
  • Cables