Better solutions for air quality awareness

  • Gas Flaring
    Gas Flaring GPI solutions allow measurements of methane emissions during gas flaring and venting.
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  • CCS facilities
    CCS facilities GPI solutions allow monitoring Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facilities.
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  • Gas carriers
    Gas carriers GPI offers solutions to monitor emissions from LNG gas carriers at ship docking and crude oil in harbors tankparks.
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  • Coal plants
    Coal plants GPI solutions allow monitoring fugitive emissions from coal power plants.
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  • Cement production
    Cement production GPI solutions allow monitoring cement production plants.
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  • Offshore production
    Offshore production GPI offers solutions for monitoring fugitive emissions from offshore Oil & Natural Gas production.
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  • Agricultural & farming
    Agricultural & farming GPI offers solutions to monitor emissions from agricultural sites originating from animals, animal waste, rice production, agricultural waste burning, and savannah burning.
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  • Dehydrators
    Dehydrators GPI offers solutions to ancillary parts of the Natural Gas Supply chain, like for dehydrators monitoring.
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  • Tarsands exploitation
    Tarsands exploitation GPI offers solutions for monitoring emissions over tar sands exploitation sites.
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  • Carbon Sequestration
    Carbon Sequestration GPI solutions allow monitoring carbon sequestration sites.
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  • Storage Tanks
    Storage Tanks GPI offers solutions to ancillary parts of the Natural Gas Supply chain, like for storage tanks emissions monitoring.
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  • Megacities AQM
    Megacities AQM GPI offers solutions to megacities (like C40) for urban air quality monitoring (AQM) in order to help reducing smog and pollution.
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  • Methane Compressors
    Methane Compressors GPI offers solutions to ancillary parts of the Natural Gas Supply chain, like compression stations.
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  • Smokestack monitoring
    Smokestack monitoring GPI solutions allow smokestack monitoring in industrial plants plants.
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  • Farms AQM
    Farms AQM The GPI PIGC™Sentinel sensor grids allows farmers and ranchers to monitor air quality issues to ensure air cost-effective conservation practices.

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  • Tailing ponds
    Tailing ponds GPI offers solutions for monitoring emissions over tailing ponds.
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  • Open-pit mining
    Open-pit mining GPI offers solutions for monitoring emissions over open-pit mines, e.g. coal beds, strip mining.
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  • Waste Management
    Waste Management GPI solutions allow monitoring of trace gas and pollutants in all sorts of landfills (like Municipal Solid Waste).
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  • Gas venting
    Gas venting GPI solutions allow measurements of methane emissions during gas and venting and flaring.
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  • Oil refineries
    Oil refineries GPI solutions allow monitoring oil refineries by placing a series of sensors at the perimeter of the plant.
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  • NG Power plants
    NG Power plants GPI solutions allow monitoring fugitive emissions from natural gas power plants.
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  • Water treatment
    Water treatment GPI Sensors enable monitoring water treatment plants and open decantation sites.
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  • Permafrost studies
    Permafrost studies GPI solutions allow measurements of methane emissions during permafrost thawing in Alaska for scientific studies.
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  • Volcanoes study
    Volcanoes study GPI solutions allow monitoring fugitive emissions from volcanoes for early warning alerts.
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  • Satellite calibration
    Satellite calibration GPI Sensors enable satellite calibration for coalbed methane studies by providing ground-based data (reference readings) over a large footprint.
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Markets and Applications

Oil & Natural Gas Production industry

Environmental concerns with natural gas production are reaching a crescendo. Today, there are roughly 700,000 O&G wells in operation in the U.S., and in the last past five years alone more than 130,000 new wells have been drilled across the continent, averaging more than 2200 new wells per month. Natural gas use in the U.S. grew by 25% from 2007 to 2012. The U.S. DOE projects this share to grow significantly, and natural gas deposits are forecast to make the U.S. energy independent and a net energy exporter in the coming decades. Concerns over controlled (venting & flaring) and uncontrolled (leaks) methane release are growing, regulations are coming.

The initial GPI targeted market is the U.S. Oil & Natural Gas production segment, in the upstream well drilling and fracking production, processing, including ancillary equipment (compressors, dehydrators, storage tanks, etc.), and with extensions in the downstream for pipeline transmission and distribution.

4 stages NG production segment

The GPI sensing solution provides energy producers, operating companies, and fracking engineering firmsa highly accurate, quick and simple tool for the detection and measurement of methane leakage in the supply system. This allows improving site efficiency and safety, minimize production losses, reduce fugitive greenhouse gas emissions, and stay ahead of the curve in order conform to upcoming regulations.

 

Subsequent target markets

Although the primary focus of the PIGC development is to reduce methane emissions, there are other air quality co-benefits that may be achieved. In the upstream segment of the O&NG value chain, methane is sometimes co-emitted with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants, which can cause risk to public health and contribute to more regionalized environmental problems such as smog, contributing to elevated levels of ozone in the atmosphere. Therefore, it is anticipated that an important additional benefit of reducing methane leaks is improving air quality and supporting public health.

The capacity to measure a variety of trace gases open additional markets and applications for the monitoring of:

  • Electric power plants (coal & natural gas),
  • Oil refineries and chemical & petrochemical industries,
  • Urban air quality and pollution,
  • Agricultural sites & farms,
  • Tailing ponds,
  • Biogas emissions in waste dumps and landfill,
  • Open-pit mines, etc.

The GPI technology and sensors also allow research activities like permafrost studies, volcanoes precursor, as well as forensic activities.