Cost Effective Multi-Spectral Scanner for Natural Gas Detection. Semi-Annual Report No. 2, April 1, 2004-September 2004

The objective of this project is to design, fabricate and field demonstrate a cost effective, multi-spectral scanner for natural gas leak detection in transmission and distribution pipelines. During the first year of the project, a laboratory version of the multi-spectral scanner was designed, fabricated, and tested at En'Ungra Inc. The multi-spectral scanner was also evaluated using a blind DoE study at RMOTC. The performance of the scanner was inconsistent during the blind DoE study. However, most of the leaks were outside the view of the multi-spectral scanner. Therefore, a definite evaluation of the capability of the scanner was not obtained. Despite the results, sufficient number of plumes was detected fully confirming the feasibility of the multi-spectral scanner.

  • Corporate Authors:

    En'Urga, Incorporated

    West Lafayette, Indiana  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Sivathanu, Y
    • Lim, J
    • Narayanan, V
  • Publication Date: 2004-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2005 4:54PM