Red Hen Systems Develops Pipeline Leak Detection System

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Red Hen Systems, a Colorado geospatial company with 21 years of experience locating infrastructure using video mapping technology, today announced it has created Pipeline Leak Detection Services (PLDS). PLDS uses a multi-sensor detection system to locate, and quantify in real-time fugitive methane through aerial and ground surveys, and is currently helping oil & gas producers in Colorado and neighboring producing states to comply with state regulations in keeping their infrastructure safety gas-free.

“We try to find dangerous events that could possibly precipitate to explosion before they happen,” said Neil Havermale, Red Hen Systems’ founder.

PLDS includes a BOREAL gas detector, FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI), Sony color cameras, Garmin GPS, and RHS video mapping software. It also records the patrol, measures abnormal elevated gas concentrations, geo-locates the source of gas emissions in Google Earth, and generates a report for ticket filing and potential replacement of the defective part.

“In Colorado, more than 16,000 wells have been processed, locations are to be noted for those within 1,000 feet from home,” said Rick Sallinger, CBS4 investigator. “PLDS has inspected over 5,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipelines, and 750 various facilities and well pads in Colorado. “The mission is to keep the dangerous gas insides the pipes, what Red Hen Systems does can save lives.”

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