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Tackling the methane challenge with gas cloud imaging

13 Sep 2021
Transport, Energy & Climate

The ambitious European Green Deal calls for zero net emission of greenhouses gases by 2050.  To achieve this goal, the reduction of methane is a clear and effective way, as methane traps 86 times as much heat as carbon dioxide over a 20-year period and accounts for a quarter of total atmospheric warming to date. However, traditional methane leak detection and repair (LDAR) has drawbacks. As a response, Honeywell has recently introduced a new class of technology solution called gas cloud imaging (GCI) , which can address the shortcomings in the current LDAR method. This technology uses visual and hyperspectral sensors supported by intelligent analytics to provide automated and continuous methane monitoring, detecting leaks as soon as they happen.