Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Gas Detectors (“Endpoints”)

To monitor gas emissions in the field, NevadaNano integrates the MPS™ sensors into rugged, battery powered IIoT detectors called “endpoints.”   NevadaNano offers endpoints as part of MethaneTrack™ systems, a comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system used to detect and quantify methane emissions for oil and gas, mining, wastewater, and landfill operations.

Each endpoint incorporates the following key technologies to enable long, maintenance free operation in the field and low Total Cost of Ownership:

  • A Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) sensor eliminates the prohibitive cost of calibration in the field. With no calibration required, the MPS™ can eliminate the cost of twenty quarterly calibration trips and two or more sensor replacements over a 5-year period compared to other technologies.
  • A 5-year battery enables a trained technician to install an endpoint in 5 – 10 minutes, eliminating the cost of hard wiring, which often requires the expense of trenching, conduit, and electrician’s time.
  • A microprocessor and related firmware control the collection, processing, encryption, and transmission of the data. Use of a smart endpoint extends battery life, provides supervisory control of the endpoint, and securely encrypts the data before transmission.
  • A Long Range (LoRa) radio module for transmitting encrypted sensor data. LoRa not only has long range transmission capability, but also minimizes power. The use of the industry standard LoRa technology enables long battery life while maximizing data transmission distances for low cost.
  • Certified, intrinsically safe design enables users to install endpoints in Zone 0 and Class1, Div 1 areas close to leaks sources. This “close-proximity” monitoring (Something we call Close-Proximity, Continuous Monitoring ™) optimizes emissions detection and provides high accuracy emissions quantification.
  • IP67 rating (Intrusion Protection for dust and water) ensures that neither wind-blown dust nor rain will interfere with endpoint operation. This is critical to provide long maintenance free operation without maintenance.
  • A simple clamp on design enables rapid mounting on existing infrastructure for Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The installation time for a typical upstream oil and gas site with wellheads, a tank battery, and separators is less than 2 hours.

The picture below shows a typical installation of an endpoint monitoring a thief hatch. The endpoint measures four inches in diameter and four inches tall.

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