at any facility
GasMethane leak detectionat any facility
High pressure pipelines
Gas compressor stations and underground gas storage facilities
Gas distribution stations and plants
Gas distribution companies, housing and utilities infrastructure
Why are leaks so dangerous?
Explosion and fire hazards
We often hear the news concerning about explosions at industrial facilities and residential buildings due to natural gas leaks. As for industrial facilities, explosions can lead to casualties, process flow disruption, and incapacitation of expensive equipment.
In apartment houses, it can also cause fatalities and substantial material losses of the aggrieved and their neighbors. After such accidents, buildings are officially considered as no longer residential premises and are subject to demolition.
The world community in general and the Russian government in particular are seriously concerned about the global climate change, and that is reflected in periodic enhancement of hazardous substances emissions regulations.
Methane is a greenhouse gas. According to the estimation of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), methane’s contribution to warming due to the greenhouse effect has been 84 times more than carbon dioxide over the last 20-year period.
The remote laser detector measures methane concentration in the air. The laser beam (having the wavelength, which corresponds to methane absorption line) reflects from a topographic object (the ground, a wall, etc.), which is 493 ft away from the device and returns into the receiving channel of the optical system. Concentration is measured along laser emission and is displayed in a relative value, i.e. ppm×m.
The signal in the analytical channel in case methane molecules are present in the laser beam.Signal in the reference channel (the line shape after methane absorption).
PERGAM development stages
A device based on the method of remote laser spectroscopy was developed for helicopter-based diagnostics of main gasline linear parts.
The first shipment of airborne remote methane detector to Gazprom transgaz Yekaterinburg JSC.
International patents in the USA and Europe.
Start of shipments to China, South Korea, Estonia, and other countries.
Italian office was founded for promotion of proprietary developments on the European market.
Full production of methane detectors to use on UAVs.
Gas companies all around the world utilize PERGAM technologies.
TGS & TGN
ChinaBaotou Gas Company
ENN Energy Limited
Shenyang Gas Company
AS Eesti Gaas
Tokyo Gas Engineering
Singapore Petroleum Company
Northern Natural Gas