Microdrones launches aerial methane inspection package

Microdrones launches aerial methane inspection package

The mdTector1000 CH4 can be used for landfill emissions monitoring.

October 30, 2017

Rome, New York-based Microdrones has announced the release of a new professional aerial methane detection solution, the mdTector1000 CH4. It's the newest fully integrated aerial methane inspection package built for professionals responsible for methane gas infrastructure. MdTector1000 CH4 from Microdrones makes it easy to detect methane gas via a fully integrated aerial package, according to the company.

“For our customers, we want to provide the very best packages, with a full line of systems and payloads including the new mdTector," says Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, Microdrones president. "A fully integrated aerial methane inspection package opens a new door for us, into the gas industry.”

The mdTector1000 CH4 has a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated with the Microdrones md4-1000 UAV. In real time, users will be able to see aerial shots of what they are detecting with the laser sensor. The sturdy carbon-fiber built UAV puts an end to placing people where they don't belong. It can easily navigate terrain that's too dangerous for traditional foot crews. Microdrones aircraft are well known for being sturdy, stable and resistant to wind and weather, as well as dust and dampness; this allows you to fly wherever and whenever your job needs to be done. 

The mdTector1000 CH4 is versatile and can be used for:

  •     natural gas line surveys
  •     tank inspections
  •     gas well testing
  •     plant safety
  •     landfill emission monitoring

"This is the drone package we've been eagerly developing, to provide current and new customers with the professional tools to get work done, all in one," says Mike Hogan, Microdrones sales director for the Americas. "Providing new products to customers that expand our reach across the globe is what we aim to do, giving the end user everything they need at their fingertips to accurately and efficiently retrieve data, safer than ever before."

According to the company, the product is low cost compared to the expense and risk of traditional gas detection methods. It offers a broad range of detection. It is lightweight and easy to transport and is easy to deploy and operate

For those familiar with Microdrones systems, the mdCockpit Android App is a part of the package, allowing visualization to be maintained in-flight. A special mdTector app allows you to visualize and present all post-flight data on one map.

More information is available at microdrones.com.