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A real-time SWIR- image-based gas leak detection and localization system
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Paper Abstract

In oil and gas fields, gas leakage is one of the major concerns, as it causes serious economical, safety, and health consequences. This requires a frequent and periodic inspections of all equipment which either store or transport gases, such as gas pipelines and gas storage tanks. In this paper, a real-time leak detection and localization system which can operate fully autonomously either in a drone or a mobile robot is suggested. The apparatus has the advantage of remotely detecting leaks even in case of humid weather, situation for which most recent leak detection systems such as Long wave Infrared (LWIR) and Medium wave IR (MWIR) fail. The system consists of a Short wave IR (SWIR) camera to remotely detect the existing of leaks even in case of humid weather or during the rain. In addition, the system is not sensitive to thermal radiations which is the case of LWIR and MIIR radiations. A CCD camera, together with a set of sensors that include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and global positioning system (GPS) are used to accurately determine the location of the leak using image correlation and triangulation techniques. A series of extensive experimental tests demonstrate the capability of the system to detect different types of gas leaks for different scenarios. This leads to state that the suggested system can be a tangible alternative for next generation leak detection systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 11129, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications IX, 111290B (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2537924
Show Author Affiliations
A. Al Hosani, Khalifa Univ. of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
F. Alhmoudi, Khalifa Univ. of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Mozah Almurshidi, Khalifa Univ. of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Mahmoud Meribout, Khalifa Univ. of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11129:
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications IX
Paul D. LeVan; Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya; Ashok K. Sood, Editor(s)

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