ATCO has partnered with MultiSensor Scientific of Boston, MA and Alberta-based Envent Engineering and Target Emission Services to develop and pilot test a portable methane imaging and leak detection system that can be deployed temporarily or permanently at wells, compressors and industry sites to continuously scan for methane leaks and quantify emission rates from those that are detected.

Faster detection, quantification and accurate locating of leaks will enable more rapid and directed remediation of inadvertent methane releases. ATCO hopes to adopt the technology for use at its industrial sites and make it available as a service.