gas imaging technology Articles

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • The Drumbeat on infrared thermal imaging

    Drumbeat Energy regards infrared (thermal) imaging as an amazingly useful tool in the quest for greater energy efficiency. It has the ability to define non-invasively and with uncanny speed and accuracy where heat is leaking from a building. Never was the expression “A picture paints a thousand words” ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Advances in gas control technology in the brewery

    The use of nitrogen as a process gas, foam enhancer and flavour modifier has come to the fore over the last 10 years, with dissolved gas specifications becoming more stringent. Increasingly, marketing and consumer requirements for a targeted product identity or image have to be met, not only for taste but, perhaps equally as importantly for the consumer, ...

  • Upgrading from Pellistor Gas Sensors to Infrared Technology

    In this article Andy Avenell, Crowcon’s Fixed Systems Product Manager, considers the shift towards infrared (IR) gas sensor technology in the oil and gas industry. Abstract Flammable gases and vapours can present considerable dangers in many industrial applications, none more so than the processes involved in extracting, transporting and processing oil and gas. Fast and reliable ...

  • Fugitive Gas Emissions In The Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

    Challenge: Fugitive emissions in the petroleum and natural gas industry can come from a variety of sources and are classified as intentional (venting from tanks, compressor vents and stacks) or unintentional (equipment wear and tear, improper assembly, damage or manufacturing defects).  Most of these fugitive gas leaks are considered insignificant or  too small to ...


    By Leak Imaging, LLC

  • High-performance geomembranemth evoh technology part of gas vapor mitigation solution case study

    Project: Chik-Fil-A Location: Fort Worth, TX Products: Liquid Boot PLUS Gas Vapor Mitigation System with VI-20™ Geomembrane GeoVent™ Gas Venting System Background: The owner of the former manufacturing site and the engineer understood the value of having a barrier with superior vapor resistance and a long standing ...


    By CETCO

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • Oil & Gas Leakage Detection Contractors

    RADS (Remote Aerial Detection Systems) teamed with market leading vendors to supply state-of-the-art Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and security equipment. RADS is a US-based top-tier Technology Integrator that serves international commercial and government customers across the world. Unlike the large US defense contractors, RADS is independent and can operate with agility ...


  • Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

    As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Development of a novel odor measurement system using gas chromatography

    This paper describes a novel odor measurement system for creating arrays of virtual chemical sensors with nonoverlapping responses using ultrahigh-speed gas chromatography with a surface acoustic wave sensor (GC/SAW). This GC/SAW system provides high-resolution twodimensional olfactory images for easy recognition of many complex odors. Separation and quantification of the individual chemicals ...

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • High temperature operation In(Ga)As quantum dot infrared photodetector focal plane arrays passivated with 6.5 nm–thick Al
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    Quantum dot infrared photodetectors (QDIPs) have been shown to be a key technology in broad infrared wavelength (3-12 µm) detection due to their potential for normal incidence operation, low dark current density and higher temperature operation. In our research, we have been investigating infrared detectors based on intersubband transitions in a novel InAs/In0.15Ga ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Turbine Inspection

    Recent advances in natural gas exploration and extraction technology have led to skyrocketing projections of the amount of recoverable natural gas within US borders. This energy boom will result in the expanded use of gas-fired power plants to provide electricity to US homes and businesses over the coming decades. Not only does this mean cleaner and more abundant energy for the US environment and ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Pioneer 3D simulation of volcanic eruption

    On 30 September 2007, between 11:30 and 12:00 UTC (14:30 and 15:00 local time), Jebel al-Tair, a small volcanic island in the Red Sea erupted for the first time since 1883. The western part of the island suffered a collapse following the eruption and lava flows and fire fountains were observed. 3 military personnel lost their lives. Satellite imagery showed just a small plume of ash, indicating ...

  • Triaxial permeability testing and microstructure study of hard–to–drain coal from Sydney Basin, Australia

    Several mines operating in the Bulli seam of the Sydney Basin, Australia have coal seam zones that are difficult to drain. Metropolitan Colliery being one of such mines, has experienced difficulties in reducing gas content within the available drainage lead time; as the coal seam would not drain even with additional drainage boreholes. A research study using coal permeability testing and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment

    Oily Waste Produce Water Treatment Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment Testing Produce Water Oil Field Production The oil industry has been ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Industrial Anaerobic Biological Fermentation - Case Study

    The cooperation between the above mentioned innovative companies forces to impressive results. Hager & Elsässer planned the Aquatyx R2S reactor-technology which is installed in glass lined steel tanks from GLS Tanks International. AQUATYX is primarily for industrial anaerobic biological fermentation of highly polluted wastewater, as they are to also found for example in the paper ...


    By GLS Tanks International GmbH

  • Falling Gasoline Use Means United States Can Just Say No to New Pipelines and Food-to-Fuel

    Freeing America from its dependence on oil from unstable parts of the world is an admirable goal, but many of the proposed solutions—including the push for more home-grown biofuels and for the construction of the new Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast—are harmful and simply unnecessary. Gasoline use in the United States is ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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