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  • Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles still months from fix

    The escape of tons of natural gas from storage under a Los Angeles neighborhood is not likely to be fixed for at least another two months because of the specific dynamics of the leak, according to officials. The leak at Porter Ranch, already several months old, has forced the relocation of several thousand residents who said the stench made them sick. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ultraportable CH4/CO2/H2O for natural gas leak detection

    LGR offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and economical system for natural gas leak detection, quantification and mapping (to Google Earth). Competitive systems consist of costly and delicate equipment and require long-term leases, and expensive software licenses and maintenance contracts. In contrast, LGR’s Natural Gas Leak Detection Systems (NGLD), composed of LGR’s renowned ...

  • Natural Gas & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses natural gas and potential exposure concerns that could occur at home or in the work environment. “If a natural gas leak occurs indoors and is severe, the risk of an explosion is not the only potential concern,” said Paul Cochrane, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and measurement, based on the company’s proven and globally deployed Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) analyzers. The new solution, called Picarro Surveyor™ for ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

    DOE will launch a collaborative effort with industry to evaluate and scope high-impact manufacturing R&D to improve natural gas systems efficiency and leak reduction. The goal of this effort is to establish an advanced manufacturing initiative. AMO will lead this effort. To get more information and receive emails about this effort, send AMO your contact information at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale. The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale and uses chemical ...

  • Badger Metal Finishing cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for 14 violations, including failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak

    Badger Metal Finishing Inc. has been cited for 17 safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration at its St. Francis metal finishing facility. OSHA's inspection was prompted by a complaint that workers were not evacuated during a natural gas leak. Proposed penalties total $46,200. "Failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak shows a ...

  • Picarro Expands Executive Team with Subra Sankar as Vice President of Engineering

    Picarro Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. Subra Sankar as vice president of engineering. Dr. Sankar brings to Picarro more than two decades of engineering and R&D expertise from the life sciences, semiconductor, and high technology instrumentation markets. At Picarro, he will oversee hardware and software engineering as the company expands its product line in the scientific ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Obama presents climate change as hazard to your health

    President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic climate. He was to be joined at Howard University ...


    By Associated Press

  • Odors Cause Health Concerns and Impact Worker Productivity

    The building science professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide indoor air quality (IAQ) identification services and solutions for commercial and residential property owners plagued by problematic odors. Indoor plumbing not only isolates us from the obvious undesirable liquids and solids we flush down our drains, but also safeguards us from the noxious and caustic gasses generated therein. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Alberta Remote sensing company to test breakthrough technology

    Synodon Inc., (www.synodon.com) an Alberta-based advanced remote sensing technology company, recently announced a contract award valued at $350,000 from the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP). Through this contract, Public Works and Government Services Canada will procure remote sensing survey services to detect and measure naturally occurring methane seeps in the Canadian ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ultraportable and ultra-here: the LGR Greenhouse Gas Analyser

    High performance portable analysers aimed at anyone wanting to measure CO2 and methane in the field are proving popular with existing and new customers at Enviro Technology Services. The ground-breaking ultraportable greenhouse gas analyser from Los Gatos Research (LGR) measures methane, carbon dioxide and water vapour simultaneously in a package that is compact and crushproof. But don’t ...

  • Dr. Luc Vincent Joins Picarro`s Scientific Advisory Board

    Picarro Inc., the world's leading producer of systems for greenhouse gas and stable isotope analysis, today announced the addition of Luc Vincent, a director of engineering at Google Inc., as the newest member of its scientific advisory board. Dr. Vincent is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of computer vision, imaging, and document analysis. He joins a distinguished team of ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Picarro Named 2012 Energy Innovation Pioneer by IHS CERA

    Picarro, Inc., the world’s leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, has been named a 2012 Energy Innovation Pioneer by IHS CERA, the leading global source of information and analytics on energy markets, geopolitics and industry trends. IHS CERA selects companies for the award based on creativity, feasibility of plan, ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Picarro Unveils the Industry´s First Real-Time Mobile Geo-Informatics Platform for Quantifying Methane Emissions Across Natural Gas Production Fields

    CERA Week 2013-- Picarro Inc. (Twitter: @Picarro), today announced Picarro Surveyor™for natural gas emissions, the world's first mobile and cloud processing platform for measuring fugitive methane emissions across an entire natural gas production field. The new solution allows natural gas producers and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") engineering firms to accurately identify and quantify ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • The Sniffers proudly receives corporate award from Petrobras

    The Sniffers is pleased to receive a corporate award from Petrobras for leak detection in their natural gas processing plants. The project consisted of infrared screening followed by quantification of the leaks. Our SFEMP software was used for the management of data. Reduction of CO2 emissions and cost reduction were achieved, which were crucial KPI’s for the customer. We would like to ...


    By The Sniffers

  • 400 ppm CO2 Milestone Marked Using Picarro Technology

    Researchers from SCRIPPS studying atmospheric levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory last week recorded the milestone 400 parts per million (ppm) CO2 concentration using instrumentation from Picarro Inc. The Mauna Loa observatory is a premier atmospheric research facility, and ideal for monitoring climate change due to the undisturbed air and minimal outside influences atop the Big Island of ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Building Occupant Exposures to Sewer Gas and Other Unpleasant Odors

    The presence of sewer gas in a home, school or commercial building can have a number of negative effects on building occupants. Aside from the obvious unpleasant nature of smelling an offensive odor, exposure can also decreased property values and result in lost revenues, impact productivity and increase absenteeism, cause metal corrosion, and result in health concerns and complaints. The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Picarro Wins 2012 TiE50 Award for Cleantech Companies

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, announced today that it has been named a winner in TiE Silicon Valley’s prestigious 2012 TiE50 Awards for technology startups. Winners were selected from over 2,100 of the most promising young companies of 2012 and screened by TiE’s expert judging panel. ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

    Immediately after a Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable hosted by the White House and the Department of Energy on July 29th, DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. DOE’s effort is part of the larger Administration Strategy to Reduce ...


    By US Department of Energy

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