Portable Gas Leak Detection Solution—MicroGuard™

The MicroGuard™ portable gas leak detector from ABB enables walking surveyors to identify leak locations while generating and sharing extensive digital reports within a few minutes. When compared to other technology, MicroGuard™ can detect, pinpoint, and map natural gas leaks more reliably and rapidly.

Find Leaks Fast

Leak surveyors do not have to use outdated, slow, and insensitive equipment anymore to identify gas leaks inside storage facilities, distribution pipelines, or anywhere inside the natural gas infrastructure.

Portable Gas Leak Detection Solution—MicroGuard™

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This exclusive portable gas leak detection solution is powered by ABB’s LGR-ICOS™ ultrasensitive gas analyzer, a well-designed air-sampling wand, a sturdy phablet (large phone/tablet) with a high-brightness screen and GNNS capability, as well as proprietary software.

The advanced software of the MicroGuard™ offers a splendid graphical user interface, a computational platform for advanced analytics and geospatial mapping, while automatically generating investigation reports compatible with all leading geographic information systems.

Most specifically, MicroGuard™ can combine drive survey data (emissions indications), which is recorded and shared in the cloud by MobileGuard™, to allow walking surveyors to detect the sources within minutes.

Proven and Accurate Technology

  • Used across the world for scientific research in remote locations
  • Patented OA-ICOS™ is the most dependable gas sensing technology in the market
  • Real-time ethane/methane ratios offer source attribution
  • Rapid, high-precision measurements allow fast detection of emissions sources
  • Cross interferences avoided
  • Data generated at 10 Hz with high sensitivity
  • Digital reports are automatically generated for import into user’s GIS
  • Secure internet connectivity
  • Rapid gas flow response (2.5 Hz)
  • Real-time data mapped by the user interface (Android)
  • Digital maps produced by MobileGuard™ are read

Portable Gas Leak Detection Solution—MicroGuard™

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Data Reported Immediately

  • Electronic data allows compliance reporting and digital workflow creation
  • All data is always owned and can be accessed by customers
  • Data can be exported to geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Cellular wireless technology used by the system for communication
  • Data stored on the analyzer and, if required, securely shared to the cloud

Portable Gas Leak Detection Solution—MicroGuard™

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Simple to Use

  • Rich graphical display shows survey area, survey route, time chart, digital data, leak indications and source attribution (pipeline gas or naturally occurring methane), as well as integrated data from MobileGuard™ (upon being shared)
  • Intuitive system operation and user interface
  • Data is recorded within a minute after power on (while other techniques need long warm-up, calibration, and/or are 1000x less sensitive)

Applications

  • Research studies
  • Construction verification
  • Distribution pipelines, services, storage sites
  • Frost line evaluation
  • Gathering lines
  • Landfill monitoring
  • Odor investigation
  • Post-disaster evaluation
  • Agricultural studies
  • Public gatherings

Portable Gas Leak Detection Solution—MicroGuard™

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The LGR-ICOS™ Advantages

Thanks to the exclusive benefits of the patented LGR-ICOS™ technology, gas analyzers from ABB are the preferred choice for customers.

Highest Precision and Sensitivity

The system integrates reliable, robust near-IR diode lasers with an optical cavity to achieve measurements with highest sensitivity and precision in a simple, rugged package.

Widest Dynamic Range

The MicroGuard™ portable gas leak detector performs direct measurement of absorption in an optical cavity instead of measuring only cavity decay time. It thus offers linear response over a considerably wider dynamic range compared to traditional TDLAS and CRDS techniques.

Best Performance

The system offers unmatched overall performance in each crucial metric (speed, accuracy, reliability, and linearity).

Field Serviceable/Minimal Downtime

The MicroGuard™ system has been developed for reliability and robustness, apart from performance. The overall simplicity of the system enables easy service, if it is needed.

Better Value

The performance of the analyzer is not affected by small shifts in optical alignment, thus facilitating the use of sub-systems and simpler components.

Comprehensive Platform

ABB exclusively offers an all-inclusive platform of solutions with the LGR-ICOS™ technology as the basis. These solutions have been designed to handle leak detection applications of any kind.

MobileGuard™ Technical Specifications

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