Methane Monitoring, Detecting Camera
By Jack Burke20 February 2020
IntelliView Technologies said its new Dual Camera Analytic Module – Methane (DCAM-M), is its first machine vision system designed for continuous monitoring and autonomous real-time detection and alerting of methane leaks.
The DCAM-M is the latest installment in IntelliView’s leak detection series and consists of a thermal imager, a visual sensor, and built-in patented and proprietary image processing software. The fixed-format optical gas imaging (OGI) camera is first to integrate the GF77a Gas Find IR, FLIR System’s first uncooled infrared sensor spectrally filtered to visualize methane, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide in any lighting condition.
The AI-driven DCAM-M constantly looks for leaking methane gas and generates immediate notifications accompanied by image and video of the gas plume or jet. The company said the ability to discover leaks early and remotely allows operators of distant and/or unmanned natural gas production, processing, storage, transportation and power generation facilities to respond quickly and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. The edge-based unit adds a layer of insurance to Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs and is also suitable for keeping an eye on components that are difficult to monitor (DTM) or highly unsafe to approach from the ground.
Collaboration with FLIR, a global leader in thermal imaging technologies, has made the DCAM-M accessible to more energy companies, helping support the industry’s methane mitigation initiatives and safety goals.
In addition to delivering HSE benefits, the company said the DCAM-M brings cost savings resulting from reduced or averted carbon fees and regulatory fines, fewer site visits, minimized product loss, improved operation efficiency, and strengthened infrastructure integrity.