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SkyeBase, SPH Engineering and Pergam report a use case of methane measurements with a UAV in Belgium

By GeoConnexion - 2nd March 2021 - 09:00

In Q4 2020, SkyeBase, a total inspection service provider and inspection platform developer, addressed the request from Fluxys Belgium, a gas infrastructure group headquartered in Belgium, to monitor several zones of their high-pressure gas pipeline and decompression installations for methane leaks. The method proved to be safe, accurate, as well as more labor and cost effective, compared to traditional use of helicopters or ground sniffers and/or fixed sensors. To perform the natural gas pipeline and facilities leak inspections, SkyeBase’s DJI M600 drone was equipped with Pergam-Suisse’s Falcon methane/natural gas detection laser-based sensor payload. The drone mission was planned using SPH Engineering’s UgCS software, with data being accumulated with UgCS SkyHub hardware.

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