• Pioneering portable methane detector added to product range

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Pioneering portable methane detector added to product range

Aug 26 2020

Leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring and remediation equipment, QED Environmental Systems, will be adding the innovative SEM5000 into its Geotech product range, later this year.

The SEM5000 is a portable methane detector specially designed for landfill surface emissions monitoring, reporting and detecting potential leaks at wellheads and surface penetrations.

The unique aspect of the product is its patented laser technology, which enables the device to detect even the smallest methane emissions – ranging from 0.5ppm to 100% concentration – in less than two seconds. Its state-of-the-art technology ensures the user acquires the highest quality readings that are a true representation of the air compensation.

Once calibrated, the SEM5000 can extract a sample, drawn up through an extendable probe across a laser path. The laser technology allows the device to scan the sample spectrum and identify methane (CH4) only.

Data readings including date, time, GPS coordinates and concentration value, which can then be saved internally and transferred onto a computer using the SEMsoft software – QED’s proprietary software offering multiple reporting functions. The SEM5000 is equipped with a GPS antenna and Bluetooth that makes this transfer easy and efficient. The device can also hold up to 480 hours’ worth of scan data allowing the user to look back at readings and make a more informed decision on next steps.

The hot swap battery included in the SEM5000 can save time and enables the user to keep working for as long as they want. The product is also ATEX Zone 1 certified and meets all Method 21 requirements, making it the perfect tool for regulatory compliance.

Paul Gooch, Global Sales and Marketing Director from QED said: “We are very excited to include the SEM5000 into our Geotech product portfolio. This innovative product offers users a safe, reliable and technologically advanced method of monitoring surface emissions. The product is suitable for a range of applications and can even be used for the detection of leaks in underground and aerial pipelines. We are confident this product significantly advances our product and service offering and that our global customers will benefit from it.”

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