Airborne detection of natural gas leaks from transmission pipelines by using a laser system operating in visual, near-IR and mid-IR wavelength bands

Oleg V. Ershov, Alexey G. Klimov, Vladimir P. Vavilov

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Abstract

An airborne gas detection IR system which includes a laser, infrared imager and video-recorder is described. The sensitivity of the system to leaks from ground pipelines by the laser channel is about 100 ppm*m at 100 m (by methane). The IR thermographic channel plays an auxiliary role and the video channel allows better coordinate positioning of detected gas leaks in conjunction with a built-in GPS device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventThermosense XXVIII - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 200620 Apr 2006

Other

OtherThermosense XXVIII
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL
Period17.4.0620.4.06

Keywords

  • Infrared thermography
  • Laser
  • Natural gas leaks detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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