10% of leaks account for 50% of your emissions. Find them using advanced leak detection and analytics.
Finding and eliminating large leaks, also known as Super Emitters is the single most effective way to accomplish substantial emissions reductions. Picarro’s low-MDL (minimum detection limit) Advanced Mobile Leak Detection (AMLD) solution allows you to quickly and effectively find super emitters at a speed and scale not previously available. Combined with Picarro’s Network Assessment Viewer (NAV) which visualizes emissions data, you can target repair or replacement work and precisely quantify your emissions reduction. Utilizing Picarro’s solution allows utilities to measure, reduce, and report on their efforts to reduce fugitive methane emissions.
Utilities have a regulatory and public-service responsibility to operate their networks safely and reduce emissions. Traditional survey and repair methods create large leak backlogs, and potentially high-emitting leaks that may not be detected for months or even years. These factors may lead to both environmental and safety concerns.
Picarro’s AMLD solution can rapidly scan a natural gas utility network, at scale, to identify leaks and measure the associated fugitive emissions. Large emitters, which frequently contribute disproportionately to total network emissions, can be easily identified so they are remediated first as part of an informed and cost-effective emission reduction strategy.
- The Picarro AMLD system and Emissions solutions are being utilized globally by utilities as the basis of their methane emissions abatement protocols and programs.
- Emissions data measured along a pipeline that is ultimately replaced can be used as a proof point to regulators of exactly how much methane (and how many estimated leaks) were remediated through pipe replacement.
- Emissions measurements help utilities provide irrefutable evidence of achieving emissions reduction targets.
- For large-area emissions quantification, individual leak indications are not produced that would trigger a duty to investigate.
- For identifying high-emitting leaks, only leaks above targeted thresholds are flagged for investigation.
Find and Fix Super Emitters for Greater Methane Emissions Reductions