For years, reducing gas leaks on aging infrastructure has posed a significant challenge for the natural gas industry, particularly in the downstream (distribution) marketplace. Heath’s Discover AMLD™ aims to tackle this issue by effectively reducing methane emissions through the precise identification of gas leaks, with a minimal occurrence of false positives and negatives when compared to competing technologies.
Discover AMLD is a cutting-edge technology employing open-air fixed-path Mid-IR Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS). Its impressive resolution reaches the part-per-billion (ppb) range for both methane and ethane. The inclusion of ethane detection enhances its ability to distinguish between pipeline gas and naturally occurring biogas.
The Discover AMLD system is comprised of proprietary software running on a tablet that wirelessly interfaces with the gas detection unit, GPS, and anemometer which can be easily installed or removed from a vehicle. These components have been meticulously designed to necessitate minimal modifications to the vehicle and to harness the latest in wireless technology.
Overall, Discover AMLD represents a pioneering solution for addressing the long-standing issue of gas leaks on aging infrastructure, setting new standards for accuracy and efficiency in the natural gas industry.