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Viper Announces New Solutions for Industrial Gas Leak Detection

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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.

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The problems companies face are solved with our new LeakFindIR series of both fixed and portable optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras with integrated ViperOptic software. 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 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

Viper LeakFindIR products 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 our Viper LeakfindIR series of fixed and portable thermal cameras, as well as the FLIR G77a, G300a, and GF320 cameras.

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Fixed: LeakFindIR Monitor

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.

Portable: LeakFindIR Inspect

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 – the LeakFindIR series provides convenience with the same detection and quantification capabilities of ViperOptic software which is embedded in the camera.

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).

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What gases can be detected?

The LeakFindIR series is 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)

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Aerial Leak Detection

Inspect quickly and easily from a safe distance with a drone equipped with an OGI camera. Viper combines a trusted and familiar UAV system with highly sensitive hydrocarbon leak detection capability. Purchase this system or hire Viper Drones to conduct an inspection.

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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.