PIPELINE – RURAL AREA LASER METHANE ASSESSMENTS – Helicopter
This part of Leak Finder, Inc’s tool box is quite impressive. The Aerial Laser Methane Assessment is conducted by a specially equipped helicopter that can greatly increase the speed of surveying, data logging of leak levels and route, download post-survey report, insure enhanced pipeline integrity and reduce operations and maintenance expenses.
This airborne based gas leak detection offers a dramatic change to the conventional natural gas leak inspection methods used by natural gas companies. Utilizing a laser, we quickly and efficiently detect natural gas leaks while the helicopter based system flies the transmission pipeline. The combination of a laptop, an optical laser unit and an electronic unit work together to detect and track leaks, even providing GPS coordinates to pinpoint the leaks that are found.
This new technology has proven to be highly sensitive, economical and very reliable, while improving public safety.