Processing Magazine

Ultrasonic gas detector moves at the speed of sound

November 10, 2009
The manufacturer has developed the world’s first gas leak simulation tool for ultrasonic gas detection making it possible to experience why ultrasonic gas leak detectors are widely used for quick gas leak detection in challenging conditions found in most outdoor oil and gas installations. The system demonstrates the major advantages of implementing ultrasonic detectors for high-pressure gas leaks, while the system responds to the distinctive ultrasound created by the leak. The detectors pick up gas leaks at the speed of sound without having to wait for the gas to accumulate and physically enter a point sensor head (conventional point detector) or within a narrow beam (open path gas detector). The acoustic detection method is thereby unaffected by unknown factors such as wind conditions, gas dilution, and leak direction. The system is available for trial.