Martin Instrument and Microdrones have collaborated on the release of an aerial methane detection solution, the mdTector1000 CH4. It’s the latest fully integrated aerial methane inspection package for the microdrones multi-rotor UAV, targeted for professionals responsible for methane gas infrastructure.
“For our oil and gas customers, we are excited to now provide an all new payload, the mdTector,” said Martin Instrument Vice-President, Mike Minick, adding, “The fully integrated aerial methane inspection package gives the end user everything they need at their fingertips to accurately and efficiently retrieve data, safer than ever before.”
The mdTector1000 CH4 has a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated with the Microdrones md4-1000 UAV. In real time, it enables operators to see aerial shots of the detection area with a laser sensor. The carbon-fiber built UAV removes the risk of putting people in potentially dangerous situations. The drone can navigate terrain that’s difficult for traditional foot crews. Microdrones aircraft are sturdy, stable and resistant to wind and weather, as well as dust and dampness.
The mdTector1000 CH4 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
It also comes with the Microdrones mdCockpit Android App, allowing you to maintain visualization in-flight. A special mdTector app allows you to visualize and present all post-flight data on one map.