Microdrones has released a drone-based methane-detection solution, the mdTector1000 CH4, which comes with a Pergam gas sensor mounted on the Microdrones md4-1000 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
According to the company, the mdTector1000 CH4 can be used for applications such as natural gas line surveys, tank inspections, gas well testing, and landfill emission monitoring.
Microdrones says the solution offers a lower cost compared to traditional gas-detection methods. It is also lightweight, easy to transport and easy to operate, and it provides a broad range of detection. As with other Microdrones systems, the company’s integrated mdCockpit Android App allows users to maintain visualization of the flight. In addition, an mdTector app allows them to present all post-flight data on one map.
Johan Wictor, business development manager for Pergam Technical Services, says, “The platform was very stable, which is crucial for methane detection. Data acquisition was very good, and the ability to incorporate waypoints is a great benefit. We’re very excited to work with Microdrones to help market this platform.”
“A fully integrated aerial methane inspection package opens a new door for us into the gas industry,” notes Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, president of Microdrones. “For our Trimble dealers, the expansion creates even more customers globally.”