Hydrocarbon leaks are an ongoing challenge in oil and gas production, processing, storage and delivery. Asset integrity programs strive tirelessly to protect the public, workers, corporate reputations, and stakeholder value. A cost-effective tool that helps operators detect leaks and prevent larger problems has significant value.
Pixel Velocity has a software solution that transforms proven optical gas imagery solutions into scalable leak detection platforms, without extensive training, to deliver continuous higher quality data offsite to operators and asset integrity specialists. Proven hyperspectral sensor technology detects twenty hydrocarbon gases, with higher precision, continuously and automatically, at a safe distance or from a remote offsite location. Other sensors deployable alongside can help operators detect other problems, and respond before they develop.
A typical deployed system includes remotely controllable optical gas imagery sensors, the Event Velocity® IoT edge processing platform, and sensor analytics developed by Pixel. Pixel’s software is hardware-agnostic and can support a broad array of additional sensor and machine data inputs to comprise a complete and scalable oil and gas operations optimization IoT system that releases the value of time once spent on routine monitoring across many operating sites. Pixel works with integrators who acquire and install the sensors, processors and edge network connections with Pixel’s software. Installation, even for remote and hazardous sites, can be accomplished quickly.
The ROI for this solution is clear:
- Early detection before a major unplanned outage can occur
- Added time for public and worker safety,
- Data for optimization and regulatory compliance
- Insight to support corporate responsibility programs
- The cost of the solution is immediately offset by reducing the cost of manned onsite monitoring and by the value of broadly preventing hazardous conditions in the most sensitive areas.
Contact us for further information and for case studies of how this solution has been used to detect and report gas leaks to the right people in real time at a range of thresholds.