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EU-funded academic spin-off aims to reduce gas leaks with an innovative device

EU-funded academic spin-off aims to reduce gas leaks with an innovative device
Thursday, 14 June 2018

The academic spin-off Sensia, rooted in the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has developed and released a system that detects fugitive gas emissions which are harmful and pollutant to the environment. The innovative device combines two technologies, Sniffer and Optical Gas Imaging, connected through bluetooth, which locates and quantifies the amount of gas emitted. [1]

Considered "The first low cost optical gas imager for fugitive emissions mitigation, increasing energy efficiency in industry – GaSeS" [4], the Sensia's project has been selected in the topic low-carbon an energy efficient systems in the call for the European research program Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.  The program offers aid to companies for the development of a project in all its phases, from the evaluation and viability of the concept, to its commercialization and exploitation of results. [4]

Sensia’s goal is to minimize the possibilities of gas leaks in industry and also could be applied in the domestic sphere. [2] In fact, industries that work, operate, or transport gas often run the risk of gas leaks, with dangerous consequences. The implementation of this innovative solution in operations and maintenance tasks could reduce the carbon footprint of gas leaks by up to 70%. [3]

[1] https://phys.org/news/2018-06-device-gas-leaks.html#jCp
[2] https://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Nuevo-dispositivo-para-detectar-fugas-de-gas
[3] https://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Nuevo-dispositivo-para-detectar-fugas-de-gas
[4] https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207930_en.html