Methane is an organic hydrocarbon that’s the main component of natural gas. It’s found in coal and oil deposits, but is also produced organically through decomposition. Methane has a global warming potential that's 25 times greater than CO2 over a 100 year period, so leaks and fugitive emissions during oil and gas production are a major concern.
By detecting leaks early and repairing them quickly, energy producers can save thousands of dollars in lost profits while improving regulatory compliance and protecting the environment.
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The discovery of a massive methane leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County in October 2015 brought national attention to safety and environmental concerns over natural gas production, processing, and storage. The well blowout released an estimated 97,100 metric tons of methane and 7,300 metric tons of ethane over a four-month period, making it the largest natural gas leak in US history.
Extensive field testing in recent years has revealed that a majority of biogas facilities in Germany experience methane leaks that pose significant threats to the environment, employee safety, and profits. However, with affordable gas finding technology like the FLIR GF320 thermal imager, there is a growing awareness of the effectiveness of thermal imaging for inspecting facilities and finding hidden gas leaks before they cause significant harm.