When it comes to methane emissions detection, not all sensors are created equal. In the past few years, more low cost sensors have made their way to the market but there are challenges with low cost sensors. Take a look at the graphs below, you will notice that the low cost sensor curves have much more noise because of sensitivity to humidity.
Meanwhile, the sensor used by FGS in our AirGuardian Continuous Emissions Monitoring system doesn’t have the humidity background overestimating methane volumes. The wrong sensor could actually be doing more harm than good quantifying emissions impacts. That’s a mistake that operators and producers can’t afford to make in today’s market. There are a plethora of sensor options on the market, make sure you are choosing a provider that uses the most accurate and precise sensor tech, like Field Geo Services, Inc.