Using Automated Detection Means Not Letting Leaks Of Vapors, Gasses And Liquids Happen On Your Watch


Detecting Fugitive Leaks That No Human Eye Can See Accurately, In All Conditions

The Delacom Fugitive Emission Vapor Detection System (FEVDS) Technology was developed from a technology base that initially provided for the detection of smoke, fire and intrusion in industrial and harbor settings and was further enhanced as a warning of wildfires by the rapid detection of wildfire smoke. The DDS Vapor Detection System will monitor, detect and issue an alarm on fugitive emissions of explosive, lethal and environmentally sensitive vapors. It utilizes the vapor's electromagnetic wave absorption characteristic in the "light" portion of the spectrum from ultraviolet to and including infrared. It, therefore, can detect a broad range of vapors emitted from organic and non-organic compounds. It is designed to prevent incidents similar to:

• June 12, 2008: Six people died due to a Hydrogen Sulfide leak at a chemical plant in China
• August 9, 2008: Blasts, fireballs force evacuations at a Propane Storage facility in Toronto
• Dec 11, 2005 Bruncefield Oil Storage Facility in Hertfordshire UK, from an uncontained vapor cloud:, 20 storage tanks exploded, 43 injuries, structures damaged in a 5 mile radius.

Key System Elements And Advantages

• It analyses and evaluates the image. – Rather than trying to match the image to an existing library as in image recognition software
• It reduces the image to its mathematical components, using multiple iterations. – Providing the system with the capability to identify each small component, edge and movement within the image
• The use of Hidden Markov Models, a system used in voice recognition, and the ability to provide pre-guidance for the models. – Allowing the system to be flexible in changing conditions and to focus on specific compounds