Methane sniffer

Around 10% of all our greenhouse gas emissions are methane. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Methane is believed to be responsible for a quarter of all global warming. Are you working in the oil & gas industry and do you want to identify and reduce methane emissions in your factory of production facility? With the emission sniffer from ExRobotics you can detect methane emissions. This is done completely automatically.

What is a methane sniffer?

Normally, customers install a detector on a fixed place in the plant. This detector detect levels of methane in air in % LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) levels or in percent by volume levels. We install the detector on or in the robot, so it can travel around. First of all, this saves a lot of detectors and the maintenance costs on these detectors are low. Secondly, we detect emission on ppm level. One of the detectors, which most customers use, is the Falco VOC – Ion Science 1.1. With this detector you can find very small emissions. 

What happens when methane is not correctly detected?

As methane is often produced by animal digestion and the decomposition of matter, it is often assumed that it has a strong smell. In fact, methane by itself is odorless. If you are using methane in the form of natural gas, however, it will have a scent. Methane exposure, particularly when experienced in high concentrations, can lead to methane poisoning. While methane is considered relatively non-toxic, its primary threat is that it functions as an asphyxiant, similar to the threat posed by carbon monoxide exposure.

ExRobotics: leading expert in developing reliable emission detectors

ExRobotics is the leading expert in developing rugged and reliable robots for harsh environments that require an ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certification. Currently, we mainly focus on customers in the oil and gas industry. All of our industrial inspection robots can be equipped with distinctive features and functionalities, so the robot can be used for different purposes. They are equipped with a range of sensors and cameras that communicate with a driver or operator, who are located in a control room.

Contact us about our methane sniffers

Would you like more information about detecting and reducing methane? Or about our other emissions detectors? We are happy to provide you with more information. Contact us and we will schedule an introductory meeting. Plus, of course, we can also give you a demo of our methane sniffers.