ExxonMobil to license remote gas leak detection for processing plants
The company's InteliRed system is designed to improve process safety and environmental performance at oil refineries, chemical plants, LNG facilities and other gas processing facilities.
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has awarded the first
commercial license for its innovative InteliRed
remote gas detection system to co-developer Providence
This new, state of the art system employs a specially
developed computer algorithm to autonomously analyze infrared
camera images to detect escaping hydrocarbon gases. The
InteliRed system provides an early warning alert of
hydrocarbon leaks with minimal false alarms.
Providence Photonics is an affiliate of Providence
Engineering headquartered in Baton Rouge. ExxonMobil and
Providence scientists codeveloped the InteliRed system over a
4 year period culminating in field tests of the system that
began last year at an LNG
liquefaction plant in Qatar.
The InteliRed system is the latest example of
ExxonMobils continuous focus on process safety and
environmental protection, said Sara N. Ortwein,
president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. Our
collaboration with the imaging experts at Providence
Photonics has resulted in a remote gas detection system that
is very accurate and, with its robust design, is capable of
operating in the harsh environments of many different oil and
around the world.
This system automatically and relentlessly scans for
hydrocarbon gas leaks from process equipment and notifies
operators to take action before the leak can become a
hazard, said Yousheng Zeng, Providence Managing
Partner. Our global license from ExxonMobil enables
Providence to bring this unique process safety technology
to our customers around