The use of Drones in the Oil and Gas Industry proves to be very valuable

Useful in Upstream Systems, Midstream Infrastructure and Downstream facilities, a drone or UAV equipped with thermal imaging or optical gas imaging can quickly and safely locate problem spots or inefficiencies. High resolution images and video of plants, platforms and pipelines can be collected quickly. This is especially beneficial for infrastructure inspection in hard-to-reach locations.

Key Benefits:

Greatly enhanced leak detection ability.
Safer and faster inspections by minimizing the use of cranes, scaffolding and helicopters.
Inspecting flare stacks while operating with the use of drones equipped with thermal or gas imaging can help spot issues earlier.
Minimize downtime by avoiding the need for shutting down equipment for routine facility inspections.

System includes UAV, Camera, Software and Hardware

Top of the line Commercial Unmanned Aerial System Platform (UAV/Drone)
FLIR G300a Optical Gas Imaging Camera, 15° Lens
ViperView Camera Control Software
3 Axis gimbal
Windows 10
Radio Transmitter
Radio Harness
Video Monitor
HD video link – transmitter/receiver
Onboard PC and power distribution
Cables and building material
Transport Case

A Professional Flight Platform

The Viper Vantage Solution starts with a world class flight platform selected specifically for the Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) mission. This unmaned aerial system platform is tuned to integrate well with the FLIR sensor payload and Viperview flight control system. We prioritze safety, reliability, functionality and simplicity in the integration process.

Weight: 21 lb / 9.5 kg (includes 6 batteries and props)
Dimensions – Unfolded, including landing gear: 65 x 59 x 28 in
Dimensions – Folded, excluding landing gear: 17 x 16 x 22 in
Max Ascent: 16 ft/s (5 m/s)
Max Descent: 10 ft/s (3 m/s)
Max Flight Speed: 40 mph without wind
Max Hovering Time: 32 min (no payload), 16 min (with max payload)
Operating temperature: -10∞C to 40∞C/14∞C to 104∞F


FLIR G300a OGI Camera

The FLIR G300a Optical Gas Imaging camera contains a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector that produces thermal images of 320 x 240 pixels. With its low F-number and high sensitivity, the G300a detects the smallest of leaks.

IR resolution: 320 × 240 pixels
Field of View:  14.5° or 24°
Image frequency: 60Hz
Object temperature range: 20°C to +350°C (–4°F to +662°F)
Thermal sensitivity/NETD: <15 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
Operating temperature range: –20°C to +50°C (–4°F to +122°F)
Gases detected: Benzene, ethanol, ethylbenzene, heptane, hexane, isoprene, methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, MIBK, octane, pentane, 1-pentene, toluene, m-xylene, ethane, butane, methane, propane, ethylene, propylene

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ViperView Camera Control Software

The ViperView camera control software provides unique remote control of high-end FLIR thermal sensors. It allows the user to toggle through preset palettes and measurement profiles, set temperature range and record, pause and stop SEQ files.

Control temperature range
Start, Pause and Stop SEQ file recording
Smart adaptable UI interface for an optimized user experience
Toggle preset palettes and measurement profiles
Trigger focus on point of interest
Informative data overlay to visualize important data during collection
HSM mode for FLIR GF-3xx and G3xx Series
Software written in USA[Viper Vantage with OGI Gas leak Detector - Gas Leak Detection image]
[Pipeline thermal using Viper Vantage OGI Gas Leak Detection System]

The Viper Vantage Solution comes ready to fly and ready to detect Gas Leaks!

If you want your own team to use the ultimate gas leak detection system, then you may buy, lease or subscribe to the Viper Vantage Solution. We recommed on-site training the first time you use the product. Training days can be selected when you request a quote.

The Viper Vantage Solution is also available as a service. When selected, Viper Drones or one of its certified LDAR service providers will operate the Viper Vantage Solution on demand.

Go here to get a quote and start detecting gas leaks now:

Quick word on Gas Leak Detectors

There are a number of gas leak detector technologies available for the LDAR operator. They vary in their abilities to identify methane and other gas leaks, pinpoint the location of the leak, and whether or not they can help quantify the concentration of the gas leaks. And, they will all have varying cost implications.

The most common gas leak detectors used by LDAR operators are the portable analyzers used as they walk around inspecting individual devices which are common sources of gas leaks. They are also the most labor intensive of the gas leak detector choices.

Handheld Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) gas leak detectors have shown themselves to be fantastic tools for productivity improvements among LDAR operators, and the technology improves the LDAR process significantly.

If you wish to discuss the pros and cons of the varying gas leak detector technologies and you want to find out why we selected the OGI, please contact us

*OGI is considered an EPA Best System of Emissions ReductionShare