There is a high demand for an easy and cost-efficient method for the detection of methane in all sectors of the natural gas industry. The measurement principle of the drone methane detector uses the characteristics of methane, which absorbs laser beams (infrared rays) of a specific wavelength, called infrared absorption technology.
How does the drone methane detector work?
The laser beam directed at targets such as the ground or gas piping, will reflect back a diffused beam from the target. The device will receive the reflected beam and will measure the absorption of the beam, which will then be calculated into methane column density (ppm-m). Due to the fast spreading of methane outside the leak, the best results are obtained in calm weather.