Advancing the speed and accuracy of aerial methane sensing
HOUSTON , June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Flogistix, LP and Commaris today announce that the companies are exploring combining their strengths and jointly addressing various energy market needs in aerial data acquisition and delivery.
The Commaris SEEKER is an innovative, electric, fixed-wing/VTOL hybrid aircraft designed explicitly for autonomous commercial aerial applications. The SEEKER has a long-endurance capability with more than three hours of flight time without a battery change, saving time and reducing costs while supporting multiple payload configurations at a top speed of up to 75 mph. The UAV employs an advanced, fully composite airframe with a wingspan of 15 feet and a payload lifting capability of up to 10 pounds. Its modular design is easy to assemble and disassemble in the field in under three minutes.
Well known in the area of production optimization and methane capture, Flogisitx’s latest offering is our AirMethane program which is designed to identify fugitive methane leaks via a drone equipped with the most technologically advanced detection systems. Utilizing OGI camera, sniffer, and laser detection capabilities, our drones are able to pinpoint leaks with precise accuracy allowing for immediate resolution. All inspection reports and videos are available online via Flux, our performance dashboard, allowing for timely regulatory reporting and compliance auditing.
“Utilizing our methane detection methods is not new to the industry,” said Mims Talton, CEO of Flogistix. “However, mounting these detection devices on a drone lifts our service to the next level. Our leak detection solutions are the most accurate and efficient methods to inspect well pads, pipeline right of ways, compressor stations, and other oil and gas locations. Not only can this method save time, but it is also the safest and most accurate aerial detection available.”
“We are very excited to explore energy sector solutions in collaboration with Flogistix,” said Kevin Colburn, President of Commaris. “Our UAV is designed to perform a wide variety of commercial inspection operations. Combining it with sensors we are integrating into the platform plus Flogistix’s sector experience, operational acumen, and proven data delivery capabilities, will position both companies to jointly provide value in the rapidly growing field of aerial data collection and delivery.”
Commaris has the SEEKER on display at the Energy & Drone Robotics Summit through June 22 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, TX. Representatives are available for questions at booth #401.