Laser Diagnostic Instruments

Laser detection solutions for pipeline leak detection - Oil, Gas & Refineries

Unwanted liquid hydrocarbon releases from oil refineries and pipelines, as well as transportation facilities are critical infrastructure integrity/safety and environmental health concerns. Real-time sensing of these releases has to deal with complex natural and anthropogenic targets usually containing a multitude of substances producing overlapping signals. Using Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), LDI LiDARs are able to deal with these complex environmental factors and still detect and quantify unwanted releases remotely and in real-time mode.

Our new airborne hyperspectral LiDAR - the FLS-A - is well suited for pipeline monitoring and leak detection. The FLS-A uses a built-in scanner and high frequency laser to monitor a pipeline’s surroundings up to 30 metres on either side of the pipeline itself at the flight altitude from 50 to 500 meters. At an aircraft speed of 160 kph, the FLS-A can achieve spatial resolution better than one metre.