Build-in RedLook also involved the full development, integration and testing of the SENSIA Methane Laser. This instrument, based on the TDLAS (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy) technique is intended to work as an extension of SENSIA’s thermal cameras for an increased performance in methane detection and quantification, due to the combination of two different technologies simultaneously. By these means, RedLook is capable to provide a double-check confirmation of the detection, by measuring in two different wavelengths with two complementary technologies and achieving virtually zero false alarms.
During the whole project, and despite the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, SENSIA was able to carry out multiple piloting campaigns around the world. The combined efforts between SENSIA and our partners allowed to deploy different configurations of RedLook system on real facilities such as Natural Gas extraction plants and Regulation and Measurement Stations, among others.