UAV-Mounted Laser Helps Detect Gas Leaks in Hurricane Area

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted, laser-based leak detection for emergency response.

The remote methane leak detector unmanned aerial vehicle (RMLD-UAV) was deployed to inspect underground gas lines around Beaumont and Port Aransas, Texas, for major leakage in areas that were inaccessible to vehicles and unsafe for walking due to downed utility lines, flooding and hazardous debris. According to the partners, the operation illustrated the benefits of the technology during situations in which typical land surveys are not possible …

Unmanned Aerial | Sept. 15, 2017

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