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Leak Surveys, Inc. is proud to announce a breakthrough in infared technology. The HAWK is leading the world in hydrocarbon leak detection using infrared technology for a fast , economical, and safe method of controlling emissions. We are now able to preform you pipeline surveys from the AIR instead of the ground.
What makes this possible?
A new type of infrared camera that we call the HAWK. With the HAWK we are able to capture real-time images of gas leaks. Until the HAWK was invented a large majority of gas leaks were not visible to the naked eye. The HAWK has solved that problem permanently. With this revolutionary breakthrough, we are now able to preform leak surveys by flying transmission lines.
The New Answer
We use helicopters that fly at approximately 500 feet above the existing transmission lines. Our trained technicians can see and identify natural gas leaks in real-time from this altitude. The survey is recorded to a digital data back as it is being performed. This data bank can then be stored in a company's safety file for review at anytime if the need arises. If a leak is discovered during the survey process, GPS coordinates are given so that the leak can be located by the ground operator and can quickly be repaired. This cutting edge technology can be done for less cost than conventional methods
The HAWK is a versatile camera and can perform an array of assignments. For instance, the HAWK can be used for the leak detection on valves and fittings at gas plants, refineries, and other manufacturing facilities. The ability of the technician to visually see the leak allows him or her to prioritize the different leaks for repair. This is vital for companies wanting to save both time and money. Conventional leak detection equipment takes man hours and cuts into profits. Old methods are obsolete. What made them obsolete? The HAWK. In this example sequence below, a hose was connected to a five gallon propane bottle and the valve was opened to allow the gas to escape. The HAWK was set up 300 feet away using a 50mm lens. The gas released from the bottle was approximately 10mcf per day. As you can see, the HAWK makes the small leak visible to the eye and the motion makes it easily distinguishable.
Leak Surveys Inc. recently recieved top honors at the 7th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards, presented by the EPA. LSI is among an elite group of companies to recieve this award for Clean Air Technology. We are very pleased to have recieved this award. It further illustates the need for the petroleum industry to recognize the importance of the HAWK Leak Detection System.
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The awards ceremony was held in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American Indian. Along with the EPA's Clean Air Technology Award, LSI also recieved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's award for Innovative Technology. LSI was one of two companie, the other being 3M, to recieve this award. This award is presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in resource conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention.