Picarro Surveyor - Smart and Connected

Drive

  • Driving is not surveying

  • For routine leak survey and emissions quantification, the Picarro Surveyor vehicles act as data collection devices. The infrastructure is driven a number of times, and the collected data is made actionable after it is processed by algorithms.
  • Collect more accurate leak data faster and more efficiently

  • Data is collected at the speed of traffic – 10x faster than by traditional survey. The human bias inherent in traditional leak survey is avoided – Picarro Surveyor has a demonstrated 93% accuracy rate for detection of hazardous leaks.
  • Achieve annual surveys of your entire distribution system

  • Utilities using Picarro have demonstrated they can compress their survey cycles. The ultimate goal of risk-based, annual survey of an entire infrastructure is realizable with Picarro’s analytics.
  • The more you drive, the faster you achieve your safety and financial goals

  • Driving more miles of pipe in a given time period and applying analytics results in more operational efficiency and simultaneously reduces risk faster.
  • Collect leak survey and emissions data simultaneously

  • Driving doesn’t just produce data for leak survey – the same data can be reprocessed by analytics that calculate emissions that inform integrity management decisions.
  • Emissions data informs DIMP and repair/replace decisions

  • Emissions data on leak-prone pipe greatly improves capital replacement decisions, removing more leaks and saving more O&M cost than with other risk modeling.
  • Enables special use cases & emergency response

  • Rapid assessments of areas after events such as tornadoes, earthquakes or over-pressurization events are common use cases for Picarro Surveyor.
  • Use Case: Post Disaster Evaluation

Analyze

  • Data analytics prioritizes leak indications by potential risk

  • Hazardous leak plumes have unique signatures we can measure, allowing analytics to rank indications by potential risk. By combining multiple data collection runs by multiple Picarro vehicles, Picarro’s risk-ranking analytics allow utilities to maximize operational efficiency by prioritizing leak indications that are most likely to be hazardous.
  • Whitepaper: Risk Ranking Analytics
  • Emissions Data
  • Informs pipeline replacement decisions based on current emissions data

  • Picarro’s emissions quantification analytics uses data collected by the Picarro vehicles to calculate methane emissions of individual open leaks, pipeline segments, or entire infrastructures. This allows utilities to rank pipe segments by overall emissions and prioritize pipe replacement projects – construction dollars are saved by identifying and eliminating segments with the most leaks before those leaks trigger expensive repairs.
  • Whitepaper: Pipeline Replacement & Emissions Reduction
  • Picarro retires more system-wide risk at a fixed cost

  • Since Picarro’s analytics produce risk-ranked leak indications, addressing the highest priority leak indications retires more risk per dollar than any available survey methodology
  • Improves DIMP risk models

  • Repair versus replace decisions are informed by real-time data that can also show trends over time, allowing prioritization of infrastructure replacements based on current emissions data and calculated risk, not just on pipeline age or perceived risk.
  • Simplifies targeted emissions reductions

  • Picarro’s emissions measurement capabilities enable rapid and accurate quantification open leaks. Emissions data collection with Picarro Surveyor is fast and easy, and Picarro’s analytics and reporting functionality make it simple to identify and rank the highest emitters in an infrastructure and target them for repair.

Act

  • Actionable reporting increases operational efficiency

  • Picarro’s analytics-driven reports are fit-for-purpose so that utilities can customize their output to be consistent with business goals.
  • Ranked leak reporting allows you to allocate resources based on risk

  • Risk-based reports allow leak investigations to be prioritized – leaks likely to result in immediate action are prioritized first, and can be scheduled early in a day to avoid crew overtime.
  • Maximizes the number of hazardous leaks per leak investigated

  • Picarro’s leak ranking analytics allow utilities to focus on the most important leaks, improving operational efficiency and safety. Cost savings also result from minimizing the number of non-hazardous leaks added to the repair or monitor backlog, and since the system distinguishes natural gas from other methane sources, false positives are avoided, further reducing leak investigation costs.
  • On-the-spot field data entry simplifies leak logging and compliance reporting

  • Picarro’s leak ranking analytics allow utilities to focus on the most important leaks, improving operational efficiency and safety. Cost savings also result from minimizing the number of non-hazardous leaks added to the repair or monitor backlog, and since the system distinguishes natural gas from other methane sources, false positives are avoided, further reducing leak investigation costs.
  • Accepted leak survey method by multiple Public Utilities Commissions

  • Picarro’s solution is being used in several US states and worldwide for compliance leak survey and other special use cases.