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Gas Leak Detection

Identify and quantify gas leaks quickly, accurately, and safely with Viper gas leak detection solutions.

From natural gas extraction to petrochemical operations and power generation, companies benefit greatly by relying on optical gas imaging (OGI) technology for inspection and maintenance. Leaks and fugitive emissions can occur as a result of aging assets, corrosion, mechanical failure and other factors. Proactively spot these leaks quickly and from a safe distance with these powerful Viper solutions utilizing OGI.

Viper systems utilize OGI cameras and ViperOptic software to detect and quantify hundreds of industrial gases. ViperOptic software integrates with our Viper LeakfindIR series of fixed and portable thermal cameras, as well as the FLIR G300a and GF320 cameras.

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Viper's Solution

Portable Detectors – LeakFindIR Inspect series

These handheld thermal imagers are rated for hazardous areas, feature built-in gas quantification, and are equipped with ViperOptic software. Special filters allow these devices to “see” methane and other industrial gases which are invisible to the naked eye.

Handheld or portable OGI cameras are ideal for:

  • Natural gas well sites
  • Gas pipelines
  • Gas Storage facilities
  • Electrical substations (SF6)
  • Power generators
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Manufacturing plants

How it works: The camera detects a gas plume/cloud as a shadow that stands out against the thermal radiation from its surroundings. ViperOptic software colorizes the cloud and quantifies the mass flow rate of the leak.

Gas Sniffers

Another portable option, Viper offers 4 specialized multi-function non-imaging Gas Sniffers. Use the sniffer alone, or connect it to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.

Viper Sniffers and portable cameras merge Smart LDAR and Method 21 in a smart and digital way. Having meta data linked to the survey provides for easy leak tracking.

  1. Methane Sniffer (CH4)
  2. Propane Sniffer (C3H8)
  3. Carbon Dioxide Sniffer (C02)
  4. Methane & Ethane Sniffer (CH4+C2H6)

Fixed Monitoring Systems - LeakFindIR Monitor series

Continuous monitoring provides immediate notification of a gas leak. Viper OGI systems can constantly monitor vital gas pipelines and installations in remote areas or zones with difficult accessibility. Rated for hazardous areas, these systems feature built-in gas quantification, and are equipped with ViperOptic software.

Fixed OGI installation is ideal for:

  • Offshore oil platforms
  • Natural gas processing plants
  • Biogas generation plants
  • Petrochemical facilities
  • High-value well sites
  • Underground storage facilities
  • Critical pipeline crossings

ViperOptic Software Interface – works with our Viper LeakfindIR series of fixed and portable thermal cameras, as well as the FLIR G300a and GF320 cameras.

Diagram

Fixed OGI System – Continuous monitoring for Methane, C02 and many other gases

  1. A ruggedized computer capable of withstanding high temperatures is included.
  2. Viper uses a lightweight aluminum electrical enclosure. It can be locked with a padlock.
  3. ViperOptic software controls all camera functions, collects temperature data, displays thermal images with colorized gas plume, and provides quantification of gas leak.
  4. High speed 4G cellular communication is standard.
  5. Options to the control panel enclosure include a touch panel and an air conditioner (shown here). Heaters are installed for cold environments.
  6. OGI cameras are housed in ViperVenom EX enclosures. A Pan/Tilt mounting option is available. The camera’s digital data stream is connected wirelessly to the control system.

Customer Installation

In this installation example, our customer needed continuous monitoring of three separate wells. With the Viper OGI system mounted on a pan/tilt, complete monitoring is achieved by a single camera.

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Key Benefits

  • Reduced fugitive emissions
  • Quicker and more thorough inspection
  • Reduced risk to plant personnel and equipment
  • Detect, color, and quantify the mass flow rate of leak
  • Reliable system provides early identification of problem areas
  • Increased revenue with consistent production
  • Improved compliance with environmental regulations

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System Solution Components

OGI cameras are integrated with ViperOptic software which directly communicates with most industrial platform controllers. The software will analyze and compare the data against predefined parameters and will trigger an alarm if warranted. These parameters can be adjusted based on the specific application needs.

Fixed cameras are mounted in industrial camera enclosures that use the appropriate purge and pressurization to protect the camera equipment. Viper Imaging provides solutions for Class I and Class II environments that are Division I or II.

UAV Systems for Gas Leak Detection

Inspect quickly and easily from a safe distance with a drone equipped with an OGI camera. Visualize and pinpoint gas leaks without the need to shut down the operation. Monitor storage tank levels and scan pipelines, flare stacks and other assets in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional inspection methods.

Viper combines a trusted and familiar UAV system with the highly sensitive leak detection capability of an OGI camera.

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ViperVantage – UAV system equipped with an OGI camera

From natural gas extraction to petrochemical operations and power generation, companies benefit greatly by relying on optical gas imaging (OGI) technology for inspection and maintenance. This video features aerial footage captured by a drone system equipped with an OGI camera.

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