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Viper Announces New Solutions for Industrial Leak Detection & Emissions Monitoring

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Viper is pleased to announce broadened capabilities for industrial gas leak detection. Our complete line of solutions solve a host of problems that exist in today’s heavy industrial environments. Gas leaks and fugitive emissions can occur as a result of aging assets, corrosion, mechanical failure and other factors. Proactively identify and quantify leaks with Viper solutions utilizing optical gas imaging (OGI) technology.


The problems companies face are solved with Sensia Solutions and Teledyne FLIR optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras and our integrated ViperOptic software. We are pleased to offer both fixed and portable OGI cameras to help meet the needs of your specific application. ViperOptic provides remote gas detection at leak point – not after dilution in air. It can alarm and will colorize the “cloud” and quantify the mass flow rate of the leak.

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When asked about how the new Viper gas leak detection and monitoring systems will benefit customers, Viper co-founder Rich Shannon stated, “Gas leaks exist because no one has designed a perfect way to explore, produce, transport, or store the fuel we depend on. We know we can help our customers by providing a broad range of reliable leak detection products and services. These solutions will result in safer workplaces, more profits, and better regulatory compliance – all while helping to protect the environment.”

Fixed & Portable Systems

As preferred partners of Teledyne FLIR and Sensia, Viper solutions include both fixed monitoring systems and portable detectors. Both fixed and portable OGI systems are rated for hazardous areas and come equipped with the impressive ViperOptic software. ViperOptic software integrates with Sensia fixed and portable thermal cameras, as well as the FLIR GF77 and GF320 cameras.

Sensia Caroline FYL + Methane Laser
Sensia Caroline FYL + Methane Laser (on P/T)


Continuous monitoring provides immediate notification of a gas leak. It is ideal for remote areas or zones with difficult accessibility, such as offshore oil platforms, well sites, natural gas processing facilities, and critical pipeline crossings. To maximize the camera field of view, pan/tilt mounting is available. A Methane Laser can be installed to expand quantification capabilities.

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For handheld leak detection, we offer both cooled and uncooled portable thermal imagers. Well-suited for natural gas well sites, chemical processing plants, gas pipelines, and storage facilities – portable options provide convenience with the same detection and quantification capabilities of ViperOptic software which is embedded in the camera.

Sensia Gas sniffers are also an option for portable detection. These non-imaging gas detectors can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. They are available in four specific formats: Methane (CH4), Propane (C3H8), Carbon Dioxide (C02), and Methane and Ethane (CH4+C2H6).

Sensia Caroline Y (portable) - uncooled
Sensia Caroline series - uncooled

What gases can be detected?

Specially designed and proven for industrial gases including:

  • Uncooled imagers – Methane (CH4), Sulfur Dioxide (S02), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), Methanol (CH30H or MeOH)), Ammonia (NH3), Refrigerants (ex: R134a)

  • Cooled imagers – Methanol (CH30H or MeOH), Ethanol (EtOH), Heptane (C7H16), Methane (CH4), Pentane (C5H12), Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), 1-Pentene (C5H10), Toluene (C7H8), Xylene (C8H10), Ethane (C2H6), Propane (C3H8), Ethylene (C2H4), Butane (C4), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (C8), Hexane (C6H14), Carbon Dioxide (C02), Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI)

Sensia Caroline F Series On P/T
Sensia Caroline F Series On P/T
Sensia Calcifir (long-wave, Uncooled)
Sensia Caroline Y (portable) - Uncooled
Sensia Caroline FYL + Methane Laser
Sensia Methane Laser
Sensia Caroline F Series On P/TSensia Calcifir (long-wave, Uncooled)Sensia Caroline Y (portable) - UncooledSensia Caroline FYL + Methane LaserSensia Methane Laser

While undetectable to the naked eye, leaks and emissions are clearly visible with optical gas imaging. Viper systems utilize OGI cameras and integrated ViperOptic software to detect and quantify hundreds of industrial gases. Contact us today for more information and to discuss your application.