What’s It Like to Work with Bridger Photonics?
We mean it when we say that we make emissions reduction simple. Working with Bridger Photonics means no site access is needed, and no emissions measurement equipment is installed on your sites. We scan for emissions aerially and manage the logistics so you can focus on meeting your emissions reduction goals. Learn more about the process below.
Gathering Methane Emissions Data
The first step in the process is providing GIS data of your site locations to our team. From this information, we create a polygon for each site that encloses the assets or areas that need to be scanned. Internally, we then design a plan for how to complete the scan of your sites with one or more of our Gas Mapping LiDAR (GML) sensors. You will meet your entire Bridger team at a Kickoff Meeting, where together we’ll review your goals and discuss the plan and timing for the scans. During the Kickoff Meeting, we can also discuss any certifications or regulatory compliance you may be seeking to meet, so scans and data delivery can be planned accordingly.
From there, we take care of the logistics and make sure your assets are scanned. You’ll receive the emissions data once a round of scans is complete.
Gas Mapping LiDAR can be used to scan all segments of the natural gas value chain. For the production and transmission sectors, we achieve an emission rate detection sensitivity of 3 kg/hr with over 90% Probability of Detection (PoD) in typical operating conditions. For the distribution sector, we adjust parameters to achieve a detection sensitivity of 0.5 kg/hr with over 90% PoD in typical operating conditions. Learn more about why detection sensitivity is important here.
What Data Will You Receive?
Once a scan occurs, you can receive your data at three different points:
- We provide notification of any large emitters above a pre-determined threshold, if desired, immediately following the scan.
- Next, a 24-hour Safety Report with preliminary data is provided within one business day after a scan to alert you to hazardous leaks.
- After 5-10 business days, you’ll receive your full report and dataset.
Clients can receive the following data along with every detected emission source: methane emission flux rate, maximum path-integrated concentration, methane gas plume imagery, emitter location GPS coordinates, and intermittent/persistent designation. In addition, we capture and provide up-to-date aerial photography of the sites so operators can know exactly what their sites looked like on the day of the scans.
Interested In Learning More About Gas Mapping LiDAR?
To discuss using Gas Mapping LiDAR to detect, locate, and quantify emissions in your operations, contact us: