How to Detect Methane using Drone Pipeline Insepections
Today’s question is from Kurt, who is looking to buy the best equipment for drone pipeline inspections (specifically methane detection). We talk about the skills necessary for inspecting pipes and discuss some recent developments in thermal mapping, infrared and hyperspectral imaging technology. Thanks for the question, Kurt! Fly safe!
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- [02:34] Today’s topic is about drone pipeline inspections; how can you detect methane gas leaks using drone mounted thermal imaging cameras?
- [03:35] Is it permissible to fly your drone over people? You can watch Podcast#608 again for details on this topic.
- [04:47] Learn about the methane gas is generated, its uses, and why it is difficult to detect
- [05:16] Can methane leaks be accurately detected using thermal cameras?
- [05:48] Learn about the operation and accuracy of infrared cameras. Alternatively you can access our drone thermology course on the courses page for detailed information on this subject.
- [06:50] Overview of a methane inspection study carried out in Abu Dhabi using the Flir G 300A camera on a Y6 Hexacopter.
- [07:20] What do thermal cameras cost?
- [07:43] Learn about GE’s new smart sensing drone, Raven
- [08:11] How are the business prospects for drone pipeline inspections in New Mexico?
- [08:40] Learn about the “optimal infrared hyperspectral imaging” camera developed in Sweden.