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Methane Leak Detection by GAZOSCAN Laser Gas Detector
GAZOMAT has introduced the new handheld GAZOSCAN laser gas detector for remote methane leak detection. The new handheld gas detector nicely complements the manufacturer's gas leak survey line of equipment.
Methane Leak Detection
The GAZOSCAN™ methane gas detector uses laser technology for remote methane leak detection. It is ultralight versus most competitive brands and highly sensitive. Because the GAZOSCAN is selective to methane, there are no false alarms even in the presence of other hydrocarbons. The GAZOSCAN can detect through glass and sense over 60% further than other options. Also, rather than having a pistol tethered to a bulky electronic box, like the industry's standard, the GAZOCAN is all encompassed in a single pistol-like tool weighing less than 2 lbs. The unit is easy to use, has a large LCD, intuitive controls to set alarm thresholds, and responds fast (0.1 seconds).
Laser Gas Detector Working Principle
When a technician directs a laser discharge from the infrared emitter, toward a target, the laser beam becomes partially absorbed when methane is present. The laser beam reflects back to the GAZOSCAN detector and converts to an electrical signal, which determines the relative methane concentration.
Handheld Methane Gas Detector Applications
Given that the GAZOSCAN can detect at distances up to 160 feet and through glass, the unit is ideal when the technician cannot operate close to an inspection area, such as:
- Natural gas inspection of residential buildings and properties
- Gas leak survey/inspection of natural gas pipelines
- Methane leak inspection on gas containers
Advantages versus Industry Standard
The GAZOSCAN offers the following improvements over the industry benchmark remote methane leak detector:
- Improved sensitivity at 5 PPM, versus 5-10 PPM
- Equipment is 7 lbs. lighter (No heavy electronic box to lug around)
- Detect up to 160 feet, versus 100 feet
- No false positives in the presence of other gases (methane selective)
- High quality display visible when aiming the tool
If you would like more information about any of the GAZOMAT(TM) products, please request a quote now.