ABB Automation GmbH

State-of-the-art laser measurement technology for fast and reliable natural gas leak detection

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Digital: Detecting, mapping, quantifying and localizing natural gas leak emissions while driving


Innovative: Patented technology with significantly increased sensitivity combined with our software


Unique: Differentiation between natural gas from gas pipelines and natural sources

Detect leaks while driving, at a speed of up to 55mph and from a distance of 150m

Fast, accurate, cost effective. The better vehicle-based survey solution. The ABB Ability™ mobile gas leak detection system uses ABB’s patented laser-based technique which is more than 1000 times more sensitive than older, less sensitive, legacy methods. This enables unambiguous identification of leaks several hundred feet from the source.

The ABB Ability™ mobile gas leak detection system consists of ABB’s LGR-ICOS™ methane/ethane analyzer, a GNNS system, a sonic anemometer and proprietary leak detection software that presents geospatial maps of all measured parameters in real-time. The software’s sophisticated leak detection algorithm combines the system’s measurements of multiple gas concentrations (CH4, C2H6), local coordinates (GNNS) and local wind velocity (sonic anemometer) to estimate the leak’s location and size.

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