Detecting methane iRed wins contract
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Volatus Aerospace’s UK-based subsidiary, iRed Ltd, has announced its signing of a contract for continuous monthly inspections for the detection of methane leaks at 14 water treatment facilities throughout the northwest United Kingdom.
As stated by “Faster and Further: Canada’s Methane Strategy,” Sept. 2022, Methane has 25 times more global warming potential than carbon dioxide across a period of 100 years. Fugitive methane emissions resulting from leaks, loose valves, or venting of methane gas lead to the loss of energy, higher costs, and environmental harm. Optical gas imaging (OGI) visualizes a thin band of the infrared spectrum, enabling the identification of methane and other hydrocarbon gasses that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Through the use of OGI cameras, iRed® will carry out remote analysis of infrastructure at…