Methane emission management

To properly manage methane emissions, it is important to know exactly what methane emissions are. So, what are methane emissions and how do you detect, reduce and manage them? In order to get an answer to these questions, it is important to dive deeper into the subject. We’ll tell you all about methane emission management in this article.

What are methane emissions?

Emissions in general are harmful to humans and the environment. Technically, an emission is anything that has been released out into the open air. But more often it refers to gases being released into the air, like greenhouse gasses or emissions from power plants and factories. It is important to detect these emissions, and it is our mission to do so.

The harmful impact of methane emission

Methane emission is 80 times worse than Co2. Across the world 25% of methane emissions come from leaks in the chemical, and oil & gas industry. Estimation is that globally 82 million tons of Co2 are leaked by the chemical, and oil & gas industry. This is comparable to the Co2 emissions of 600 million cars!

Global methane emission management

Methane emissions management includes solutions to understand, control and reduce emissions. Energy and industry is the second largest source of methane emissions in the United States and is the biggest source in other places of the world. Across the world, 25% of methane emissions come from the oil & gas industry. In the United States, fugitive emissions from the oil and gas industry are estimated to 13 million metric tons per year, amounting to $2 billion in lost revenue. Globally, the value of leaking gas is estimated to be $30 billion. As environmental concerns gain traction, sources of methane can easily be detected by satellites. Governments around the world are now pushing asset owners to solve this issue.

Methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 percent by 2030 with less effort and with the use of available technologies. This was recently published by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the Global Methane Assessment.

Understanding and navigating through the complexities of emissions management

Emissions management is a challenging path. Emissions management knowledge, technologies, and solutions, driven by measurement and monitoring, are evolving as rapidly as the challenges. Another difficulty is that every company is in a different stage of the emission management process, each with its own challenge. This calls for a custom path, requiring new skills and a considered approach. A challenge we never give up on, given the importance of managing emissions.

Our methane emissions management solutions

It has been our priority to develop a solution for this global problem. We have developed a robot that can detect fugitive emissions, such as methane. Please meet our Emissions Detector. This robot operates with no human intervention and it can detect methane emissions at low levels (ppm). The robot is kept permanently on location on its docking station. At regular times, the robot does rounds and follows pre-planned routes. When the robot detects methane, the robot will send an alarm to the control room. The exact location of the methane leak is shared. The control room staff can take action to repair the leak and reduce the methane emissions.

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 detection robot including a methane sniffer you can detect methane emissions. This is done completely automatically.

Robots with ATEX/IECEX Zone 1 Certification

ExRobotics is the leading expert in developing rugged and reliable robots for harsh environments that require an ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certification. By using the robots, dangerous factories and production facilities can be investigated. We are the only developer in the world that has an unique certification, allowing our robots to drive in explosive factories. Each robot is tailor-made and can be built modular, so the robot can be used for different purposes. This led to the four robots Emissions Detector, First Responder, Co-Operator and Inspector. Please read more information about the specifics of these robots.

Contact us about Methane Emissions Management

Do you want to know more about detecting methane emissions? Or would you like more information about the ExRobotics Emissions Detector? Do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to tell you more about all this in person. During a meeting, we can explain the possibilities of our emission detection robot and provide you with a demo.