MetCam Gas Camera
Visualized gas leaks
In the oil and gas industry, there are often spacious or convoluted plant areas that are difficult to reach or whose gas pipelines have many connections. Here, typical gas detection systems reach their limits. However, even under these conditions, an optical gas detection camera makes gas leaks visible in terms of their source and intensity. This makes the MetCam an ideal complement to your gas detection system for a faster and more accurate assessment of a potential hazard.
Increased safety and efficiency
The MetCam automatically monitors your facility around the clock. Unlike point detectors, the gas source need not be in the immediate proximity of the gas camera. The source just needs to be in the field of view of the camera, which makes detection independent of wind or similar influences. The MetCam detects and alerts you to gas leaks at an early stage, giving you time to react – which increases safety and efficiency at your facility.
Simple event interpretation and multipurpose use
The gas camera visualizes the gas cloud as a colored overlay on the black-and-white video image and independently quantifies the concentration. As a result, you can interpret the event from a safe distance, such as, from your control room. You can also use the MetCam to measure emissions or as a surveillance camera with a color image.
Fewer false alarms, very low maintenance
The camera independently recognizes if the optics are dirty or covered, and alerts you accordingly. This reduces false alarms and ensures that your system is ready for use. In order to adapt to changing weather conditions, the MetCam regularly performs a self-calibration. Special maintenance or calibration is not necessary.
Various communication options
The MetCam offers various communication interfaces and supports corresponding protocols for data and video transmission. The analog, 4–20 mA current interface, in conjunction with HART®, can be used to transmit the alarms and device status. Video transmission takes place via the Ethernet interface using LAN. Two different operating modes are simultaneously available. One mode is the transmission of the black-and-white video with a color overlay of the detected gas cloud in the event of a leak. The second mode is a color video for area monitoring without showing the gas concentration.
All events and measured data are stored automatically, allowing you to evaluate them later. You can also easily create emission logs.
Advanced built-in intelligence allows the MetCam to automatically detect methane gas leaks without false alarms. This eliminates the need to constantly monitor the video feed manually or with external software for analyzing leaks.