Microdrones Announces New Methane Detection Solution by Drone
Microdrones has announced the release of a new professional aerial methane detection solution, the mdTector1000 CH4. The mdTector1000 CH4 is carefully integrated with a laser methane gas detection sensor and a visual camera so that the operator sees what the sensor is detecting.
“For our customers, we want to provide the very best packages, with a full line of systems and payloads including the new mdTector,” said Microdrones President, Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, adding, “A fully integrated aerial methane inspection package opens a new door for us, into the gas industry. For our Trimble dealers, the expansion creates even more customers globally.”
mdTector1000 CH4 consists of a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated perfectly with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV. It has an onboard HD video link. That means that you can see in real time what you are detecting with the laser sensor.
Whether your gas infrastructure is in a hard to reach riverbed or near a steep cliff… the tough, carbon-fiber built drone will easily navigate terrain that would be difficult, dirty or dangerous by traditional foot crews. Microdrones is known for its field-proven aircraft platform. It’s sturdy, stable, resistant to wind and weather, as well as dust and dampness.
The mdTector1000 CH4 is versatile and can be used for:
- natural gas line surveys
- tank inspections
- gas well testing
- plant safety
- landfill emission monitoring
Package benefits include:
- low cost compared to the expense and risk of traditional gas detection methods
- broad range of detection from 1-50,000 ppm x m
- lightweight and easy to transport
- easy to deploy and operate
For those familiar with Microdrones systems, the mdCockpit Android App is a part of the package, allowing you to maintain visualization in-flight. A special mdTector app allows you to visualize and present all post-flight data on one map.
The Microdrones mdSolutions team is pleased with the newest addition of aerial inspection solutions that benefit the end-user more than ever before while expanding into the gas industry.
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